Neptune is backed by world-class investors. The Company was founded in 2015 with funds controlled by private equity groups Carlyle and CVC Capital Partners. China Investment Corporation became our largest shareholder in February 2018 when Neptune acquired the worldwide upstream assets of ENGIE. In May 2018, a $550 million offering of 6⅝% senior notes widened our investor base to include a range of blue-chip bondholders.
Headquartered in Beijing, China Investment Corporation (CIC) was founded in 2007 as a wholly state-owned company, incorporated in accordance with Chinese company law, with registered capital of $200 billion. CIC focuses on the long-term development of its portfolio companies. It invests in a wide range of financial products globally, including public equity, fixed income, alternative assets, currencies and commodities.
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager headquartered in Washington DC with $174 billion of assets under management across 306 investment vehicles. Carlyle invests across four segments – Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Market Strategies and Investment Solutions – in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America.
CVC Capital Partners is one of the world’s leading private equity and investment advisory firms.
It manages capital on behalf of institutional, governmental and private investors worldwide. CVC invests in partnership with companies’ own management teams and assists in developing plans to create sustainable long-term value.