Antin Infrastructure Partners opens office in New York8 March 2019
Antin Infrastructure Partners, a leading independent private equity firm with almost $9 billion in funds under management, announces the launch of its New York office. Led by Senior Partner Kevin Genieser, Antin’s office is currently staffed by 13 professionals.
Beyond Kevin Genieser, Antin’s New York team comprises seasoned Antin professionals who have relocated from the firm’s European offices, including Guillaume Friedel (Partner), Hamza Fassi-Fehri (Investment Director), David Vence (Investment Director), Ryan Thom (Investment Director) and Michael Forrester (Associate). Furthermore, Antin has hired five American nationals, namely James Graham (Tax Investment Director), Doug Tully (Financing Investment Director), Joe Thistle (Performance Improvement Director), James Mathews (Associate) and Timothy J. O’Brien (Associate). Antin continues to recruit talent and expects to have 15 professionals based out of New York by the end of 2019.
Antin made its first North American investment when it acquired FirstLight Fiber from Oak Hill Capital Partners in July 2018. FirstLight is an independent fiber-optic network provider operating in six northeastern U.S. states (New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine, and Pennsylvania) and has grown significantly under Antin’s ownership. Antin was attracted to FirstLight having seen similarities with its investment in Eurofiber, based in the Netherlands and Belgium. Antin’s strategy for North American investments mirrors its successful approach in Europe to date.
Alain Rauscher, CEO and Managing Partner, explained, “We have long-considered this expansion and now is the right time. New York is the epicenter of North American finance and we wanted to have a local presence on the ground. This will ensure we’re seeing the best investment opportunities and speaks to our confidence in Kevin and the team.”
Kevin Genieser, Senior Partner heading up the New York office, commented, “We foresee a significant runway to leverage our European experience in opportunities here in North America, within the transportation, telecommunication, energy and social infrastructure sectors. My message is that we are open for business and look forward to developing our franchise over here”. Kevin Genieser joined Antin in 2017 following a 20-year career at Morgan Stanley where he was a Managing Director and the Group Head of Power & Utilities EMEA in the Investment Banking Department. Kevin is an American national and holds an A.B. degree from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Antin’s New York office is based in the Grace Building in Midtown Manhattan. For enquiries please contact:
Investor Relations; firstname.lastname@example.org
Fanda Gjelaj; email@example.com; 212 321-4252
1114 Avenue of the Americas, 29th Floor
New York, NY 10036