Arrow Global acquires Blue Current Capital, fuelling the electrification of commercial fleets
Arrow Global (Arrow), a leading European vertically integrated asset manager, announced today the acquisition of Blue Current Capital (BCC), an ESG-focused real estate asset manager dedicated to the development of electric vehicle (EV) charging hubs. This acquisition underscores Arrow’s commitment to investing in opportunities which focus on generating positive social or environmental outcomes alongside financial returns, particularly those focusing on the decarbonisation of transportation.
The investment will allow Arrow to access a rapidly growing market, remain at the forefront of real estate investment trends, and contribute significantly to a greener, more sustainable future.
Under the terms of the deal, BCC will sit alongside Arrow’s Eagle Street Partners’ real estate development platform, further solidifying Arrow’s focus on real estate investments and adding a distinctive ESG component to its portfolio. This move will position Arrow as an early adopter in the delivery of scaled EV charging infrastructure designed for major fleet operators, a strategy driven by corporate net-zero aspirations and government regulation in respect to carbon emissions.
“The acquisition of BCC fortifies our capabilities in the logistics sector and allows us to seize early-mover advantage in this high-growth, ESG-aligned investment arena,” said Craig Hawthorne, Director Investments, Arrow Global. “The alignment with Eagle Street will enable BCC to leverage our established infrastructure to accelerate their ambitious business plans, starting in the UK and Ireland before extending out across key European cities.”
BCC, founded in 2020 by Max Botschen and Nickolas Blackburn, pioneers purpose-built, multi-storey EV charging hubs. Their future-oriented vision aligns with the UK Government’s goal of a full transition to zero-emission vehicles by 2035.
“In an era where major fleet operators are committed to electrification, charging infrastructure must keep pace,” said Nickolas Blackburn, Co-CEO of BCC. “Our partnership with Arrow provides the support needed to expand this mission-critical infrastructure and ensures fleet operators can meet their electrification targets, paving the way for a greener future for logistics.”
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About Blue Current Capital
Blue Current Capital is a pioneering ESG-focused real estate investor, developer, and operator, specialising in the electrification of commercial fleets across the UK and Continental Europe. Its core focus is to service the requirements of businesses, which are rapidly expanding and electrifying their fleets, by developing and managing purpose-built EV charging hubs in close proximity to their facilities
About Arrow Global
Arrow Global is a leading vertically integrated alternative asset manager specialising in European credit, real estate, and direct lending. Founded in 2005, we own 19 best-in-class asset management and servicing platforms which allows us to enhance operational efficiencies and maximise the value of underlying assets which in turn allows us to have a disciplined investment approach, underwriting insight, and proprietary deal flow. This vertically integrated advantage allows us to create sustainable value throughout market cycles across a range of alternative asset classes including Real Estate, Direct Lending and Opportunistic Credit.
Our strong track record has seen us invest more than €8 billion over the last 18 years across a broad range of investment opportunities, predominantly real estate asset backed, and we manage c.€70 billion of third-party AUM using multiple key European regulatory licences.
We operate across five European geographies with headquarters in London, and a further 13 offices including Milan, Rome, Lisbon, Porto, Amersfoort, Luxembourg, Dublin, Manchester, and Leeds.