Over the last year, we have taken a two-pronged approach to our asset management business. We worked to reduce the impact of the pandemic on our portfolio companies while also scaling the business and investing in strategic opportunities.
This approach led us to partner with a leading insurance group who will support our growth strategy and acquire a strategic stake in a European private lender. We also launched new funds in Tech, Energy Transition (“Klima”) and Solar Energy. Of these, Klima Energy Transition Fund has been awarded €15 m in the last Axis FondICO tender.
Meanwhile, our direct investment business has proven its resilience and has been able to continue to achieve successes in its day-to-day business. On the one hand, the EQMC fund has received a US$ 200m investment allocation from a top US public pension fund. This is the largest commitment ever signed by Alantra Asset Management and represents a relevant milestone for both EQMC fund and Alantra AM, especially during recent challenging market conditions. On the other, QMC fund was the best performer over the last 3 years among Iberian funds according to Morningstar data, which is even more important considering its long-term investment focus.
Our Private Debt strategies completed three investments and the Real Estate debt fund reached a first closing. Moreover, Alteralia Debt Fund I was ranked fourth in the list of the best performing debt funds in Spain in 2020, recording 5.57% in the year according to Morningstar.