Antin Infrastructure Partners hires dedicated team to lead a new investment initiative focused on the next generation of infrastructure12 May 2021
Antin Infrastructure Partners welcomes Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, Anand Jagannathan and Rodolphe Brumm as new partners, joining existing partner Nicolas Mallet to lead Antin’s new next generation infrastructure initiative. Antin also welcomes David Gilmour and Philippe Sauquet as Senior Advisers.
Antin Infrastructure Partners, one of the world’s leading infrastructure investment firms, hires a dedicated team of senior industry experts who will focus on value-add investing in sustainable, scalable and connected assets in both Europe and North America. The new initiative will also focus on delivering both environmental and societal benefits.
New trends and technologies are rapidly changing the infrastructure landscape, ushering in a new era that is greener, smarter and more connected. Antin’s next generation infrastructure investment initiative will take a multi-disciplinary approach to this large opportunity, focusing on investing in the energy transition, environmental and green mobility, social infrastructure, digital transition and other compelling segments. The next generation team will be located in Antin’s Paris, London and New York offices and work closely with the existing Antin team.
Alain Rauscher, Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Antin Infrastructure Partners, said: “As Europe and North America emerge from the pandemic, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to upscale and build the infrastructure of tomorrow. With innovation and reinvigorated societal priorities accelerating the world to a greener, more sustainable and connected future, we have built a team with unparalleled experience to be in the forefront of these opportunities.”
Mark Crosbie, Managing Partner of Antin Infrastructure Partners, added: “The next generation team’s appointments also add further depth to our strategic insights and thinking across a broad range of infrastructure asset classes. We are thrilled to welcome them to the Antin family. Their combined knowledge and complementary experience will be major assets to enable us to be a key player to invest in the next generation of infrastructure.”
Additional information on Antin’s next generation team can be found below:
Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet and Anand Jagannathan have joined Antin as Senior Partners to lead the next generation infrastructure initiative.
An engineer by training, Ms. Kosciusko-Morizet spent the first part of her career in the French public sector as a Member of Parliament, Mayor, and Cabinet Minister. She has served as Secretary of State for the Environment, Secretary of State for the Development of the Digital Economy and Minister for the Environment, Sustainable Development, Transport, and Housing. Most recently Executive Vice President in charge of the Cloud and Cybersecurity for CapGemini Americas, she brings extensive insight into the regulatory frameworks underpinning the net-zero energy and digital transitions. Ms. Kosciusko-Morizet is based in New York.
Anand Jagannathan, who is based in London, brings over three decades of investment experience to the team, having most recently headed the advisory practice of Investec Bank’s Power and Infrastructure integrated sector team. Mr. Jagannathan has long been a pioneer in the infrastructure sector who introduced the first ever infrastructure practice in London in 2001 as well as defined industry innovations such as energy transition. He has advised governments, large utilities and multilateral institutions on strategic matters, privatizations, capital raisings and mergers and acquisitions.
Rodolphe Brumm and Nicolas Mallet join the next generation team as Partners, adding complementary investment expertise to build the infrastructure of the next generation.
Rodolphe Brumm, who is based in Paris, brings sector experience and deal execution skills from his position as Executive Director in the Direct Equity Infrastructure team at UBS Asset Management. With over twenty years’ experience, he was a co-founder of Cube Infrastructure and a Managing Director at Ardian Infrastructure. Mr. Brumm also spent time in the Silicon Valley as an adviser in the resource efficiency space, most notably to NextWorld Evergreen, making him well positioned to assess new investment opportunities in sustainable, scalable and connected assets.
Nicolas Mallet, an existing Antin Partner, has been with the firm for ten years. Mr. Mallet’s in-house experience across all sectors -- energy, transport, telecoms and social -- enriches the team’s capabilities and its thinking to push boundaries of traditional infrastructure to include assets that are poised to become the infrastructure of tomorrow.
David Gilmour and Philippe Sauquet have also joined Antin’s network of senior advisers and will, among other responsibilities, help support next generation infrastructure investment opportunities.
David Gilmour, former Vice President of Business Development at BP, helped create new strategies highlighting the importance of technology and venturing, creating a leading Corporate Venturing Capital arm for BP, enabling the transition to a lower-carbon economy. In his 20-year career with BP, he successfully led the Global Marine lubricants business and was CEO of Air BP. While Dr. Gilmour fully retired from BP in June 2020, he remained a Non-Executive Director of several of the start-ups in which BP invested including, artificial intelligence and machine learning for transportation and wind digital optimisation business. He has recently resigned from these roles and has been appointed Executive Chair of StoreDot, an ultra-fast charging battery company.
Philippe Sauquet brings extensive knowledge of the renewable energies and power sector to Antin, acquired over a 30-year career at Total where he played a key role in the company’s repositioning as a responsible energy major. In his last position at the company prior to his recent retirement, he was President Gas, Renewables & Power and Executive Vice President, Strategy & Innovation, and was a member of the Group’s Executive Committee.
Dr. Gilmour and Mr. Sauquet strengthen Antin’s network of 10 senior advisers, seasoned professionals with a particular geographic or sectoral expertise. Working with management and the Antin transaction teams, they bring ideas, insights, industry knowledge and a large network of contacts to inform Antin’s thinking on specific industries and assist the company in its investments and strategic decisions.
Antin’s team now stands at over 120 professionals comprising 30 nationalities.
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About Antin Infrastructure Partners
Antin Infrastructure Partners is a leading independent private equity firm focused on infrastructure investments. Based in Paris, London and New York, and fully owned by its 16 partners, the firm employs over 120 professionals. Antin targets majority stakes in infrastructure businesses in the energy and environment, telecom, transport and social infrastructure sectors. The firm has raised over €17 billion and has made investments in 28 companies.