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Foresight Group Holdings Limited

13 June 2022

LEI: 213800NNT42FFIZB1T09

13 June 2022

Foresight accelerates its regional expansion strategy with first close of two new funds

Foresight Group Holdings Limited ("Foresight", "Foresight Group", the "Group"), a leading infrastructure and private equity manager, is pleased to announce further success in its regional private equity strategy following the recent launch of its first non-UK private equity fund, the AIB Foresight Impact fund.

Foresight has reached first close totalling GBP58 million across two new UK regional funds. Foresight Regional Investment IV LP will focus on the North East and Yorkshire region and is the fourth fund in this successful strategy. This fund will work alongside the Foresight West Yorkshire SME Investment Fund which will invest in West Yorkshire. These strategically important funds will support the establishment of new offices in Leeds and Newcastle, which will take Foresight's UK regional office footprint to ten with the previously announced Dublin office also due to open shortly.

In addition, Foresight has received top-up investments to its Scottish Growth Fund and North West focused Foresight Regional Investment III LP in the past month.

Bernard Fairman, Executive Chairman of Foresight Group Holdings Limited, commented:

"These two new UK regional funds materially enhance our local footprint and provide further tangible evidence of our ability to deliver high-quality organic growth.

The implementation of this strategy will continue to see us deliver increasing numbers of sustainable investments and job creation in the regions and, importantly, enhanced returns for our investors."

For further information please contact:

Foresight Group Investors  Citigate Dewe Rogerson 
                           Caroline Merrell / Toby 
Liz Scorer                  Moore 
                           +44 (0) 7852 210329 
                            / +44 (0) 7768 981763 
+44 (0) 7966 966956         caroline.merrell@citigatedewerogerson.com 
 ir@foresightgroup.eu       / 

About Foresight Group Holdings Limited

Foresight Group was founded in 1984 and is a leading listed infrastructure and private equity investment manager. With a long-established focus on ESG and sustainability-led strategies, it aims to provide attractive returns to its institutional and private investors from hard-to-access private markets. Foresight manages over 300 infrastructure assets with a focus on solar and onshore wind assets, bioenergy and waste, as well as renewable energy enabling projects, energy efficiency management solutions, social and core infrastructure projects and sustainable forestry assets. Its private equity team manages eight regionally focused investment funds across the UK and a SME impact fund supporting Irish SMEs. This team reviews close to 2,500 business plans each year and currently supports more than 130 SMEs. Foresight Capital Management manages four strategies across six investment vehicles with an AUM of over GBP1.6 billion.

Foresight operates from 12 offices across six countries in Europe and Australia, with AUM of over GBP9 billion as at 13 June 2022. Foresight Group Holdings Limited listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange in February 2021. https://www.fsg-investors.com/

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