Bruce Anderson is a Managing Director in the Project Finance and Infrastructure team within the Investments division of The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (“Manulife”). Manulife is a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Canada, Asia and the United States (where it operates as John Hancock).
Based in Toronto, Anderson is part of the team responsible for directing Manulife’s involvement in the development and financing of projects in the infrastructure, renewable energy and public-private partnership sectors in Canada. Manulife’s Canadian Project Finance and Infrastructure team currently manages a portfolio in excess of USD 10bn. With over 20 years of finance experience, Anderson is primarily focused on originating and managing fixed income opportunities in the infrastructure and P3 spaces.
Paul Astolfi is co-lead of Mayer Brown’s Project Finance and Infrastructure Investment groups and a member of its Oil & Gas group. Astolfi leads engagements in a wide variety of complex settings, including cross-border project finance, infrastructure development and finance, and acquisition and disposition of energy assets. Astolfi regularly represents major financial institutions, international strategic firms, and private equity funds.
Before joining Mayer Brown, Astolfi sharpened his business skills as general counsel for Acciona Energy North America.
Jennifer Aument joined Transurban in 2006 and now leads the Group’s North American business. Aument led the use of public-private partnerships for infrastructure funding in the United States, pioneering a number of innovative financing and technology strategies in the development of major transportation projects, including the USD 3bn 495 and 95 Express Lanes in Virginia.
Prior to joining Transurban, Aument worked for Bechtel Infrastructure to develop the Washington Metrorail Silver Line. Aument is also a commissioner for the Virginia Port Authority, which oversees one of the largest shipping enterprises in the US.
Emily Azer is a Vice President at GI Partners where she focuses on investments in data infrastructure. Prior to joining GI Partners, Azer was a Vice President at Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners where she focused on investments in the communications sector. Earlier in her career, Azer worked in the private
equity and infrastructure groups at KKR and in the M&A Advisory group at Blackstone.
Matt Brown is the Global Lead for Transaction Services at Pöyry Management Consulting. He is also Regional Vice President and heads the Energy Western Europe, Middle East and Americas region.
With over twenty years’ experience in the energy industry, Brown’s expertise spans the energy value chain. Brown’s consultancy experience covers strategy, policy and regulatory development, transactions, commercial due diligence and expert witness work.
Before joining Pöyry, Brown headed the European Power Practice at CERA based in Paris. Matt was a Director of ILEX Energy Consulting and previously worked at AEAT and Texaco.
Ralph Cho is Co-Head of Power & Infrastructure at Investec in New York and is responsible for leading Investec’s North American energy banking and capital markets platform.
Cho has over 20 years of experience in project finance focusing on independent power, renewable energy and other energy infrastructure. Cho is a capital markets professional with deep relationships across a variety of investor classes including commercial and investment banks, finance companies, ‘grey market’ lenders, life insurance companies and, most recently, Asian capital providers. Cho has a strong track record of successfully leading the syndication of complex transactions for over USD 50bn of loans for high profile sponsors including Ares-EIF, The Carlyle Group, Macquarie and Sunrun.
Prior to Investec, Cho spent time at financial institutions: WestLB, Credit Suisse and Bear Stearns.
Jeff Eaton is a member of the Management Committee and leads worldwide origination for Eaton Partners. Eaton primarily manages the consideration and acquisition of new clients across all investment strategies for the firm. Based out of their Houston office, Eaton also manages our energy and real asset businesses. Eaton has a diverse background in energy investments and over 18 years of experience in the financial industry. Prior to joining Eaton Partners, he was a Director at Constellation Energy Commodities Group leading principal transactions for their natural gas structuring and trading division.
Buck Fletcher, Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for the management of the firm’s mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and project finance activities. Prior to joining Onyx, Fletcher worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Blackstone Advisory Partners, where he focused on transactions in the renewable energy and communications sectors. Previously, Fletcher worked at Portfolio Advisors where he was a member of the secondary private equity investment team. Fletcher began his career as an analyst in the Global Power & Utilities Investment Banking Group at Banc of America Securities.
Brandon Freiman joined KKR in 2007. Freiman is the Head of North American Infrastructure and serves as a member of the Infrastructure Investment Committee. Freiman has been involved in KKR’s investments in NextEra Energy Partners, Genesis Energy, Veresen Midstream, Bayonne and Middletown Water, Westbrick Energy, El Paso Midstream, Del Monte Foods, and Energy Future Holdings, among others. Prior to joining KKR, Freiman was with Credit Suisse Securities in its energy investment banking group, where he was involved in a number of merger, acquisition, and other corporate advisory transactions.
Julio Garcia is responsible for IFM Investors’ infrastructure investment business in North America and manages the New York infrastructure team. Garcia’s experience includes senior roles in deal sourcing, investment evaluation, transaction execution, asset management, investment banking and strategy. Garcia has led several major infrastructure investments and has been director on the boards of various infrastructure companies, including the Port of Brisbane, NSW Ports, Ecogen Energy, NT Airports and Wyuna Water. Prior to joining IFM Investors, Julio held positions with Viant Capital, Bank of America, Robertson Stephens and Gemini Consulting.
Nick Hann leads the investment team and is responsible for implementing Canada Infrastructure Bank’s investment strategy and advising on capital deployment and asset management.
Hann has more than 25 years of experience in structuring and financing major infrastructure projects in various countries.
Most recently, as Senior Managing Director of Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd., and a member of the senior leadership team, Hann was involved in all aspects of Macquarie’s North American infrastructure business.
Before joining Macquarie Group in Sydney in 1998, Hann was Project Finance Director for HSBC Investment Bank Asia Limited, based in Hong Kong.
Hann has acted as principal investor, asset manager, consortium bid director, financial advisor, debt arranger and government business advisor on projects in a wide range of infrastructure and industry sectors.
Valerie Hannah is the Chief Operating Officer of TerraForm Power and is responsible for all operations, power marketing and regulatory affairs of the company. She also oversees human resources and information technology.
Hannah brings deep operating expertise to her role having held a number of leadership positions at Brookfield Renewable, where she helped the company achieve a track record of driving value through growth initiatives, increasing cash flows and mitigating risks. Prior to her current role, Hannah served as Senior Vice President, Acquisitions & Integrations at Brookfield Renewable with a focus on TerraForm Power. She also served as the Chief Financial Officer, North America at Brookfield Renewable where she was responsible for all capital markets activities including accounting, financial reporting, treasury, and taxation in North America.
Prescott Johnson is a Director in the Global Energy Group at Credit Suisse where he has worked since 2010. At CS, Johnson focuses on the power, renewables and utility sectors. Johnson has a broad focus across the industry having led landmark M&A and capital markets transactions across the power space for corporate and Private Equity clients. Notable recent engagements include the sale of Wheelabrator for Energy Capital Partners, ArcLight and Blackstone’s acquisition and financing of Lightstone Generation and the Starwood acquisition financing of Edgewater Generation. Johnson began his career at the law firm of Williams & Connolly focused on complex commercial litigation.
Nasir Khan is responsible for Infrastructure Finance as well as Infrastructure related industry groups including Power and Renewables, Transportation and Social Infrastructure, and Telecommunications.
Khan has over 20 years of experience in infrastructure and energy project finance. He previously worked as Managing Director and Head of Infrastructure for the Americas at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, where he specialized in business development across lending, advisory, and capital markets, and was awarded numerous Deal of the Year awards. Earlier in his career Khan also held positions at Ports America Group and Citigroup.
Todd Lapenna is a member of the infrastructure and real assets team. Lapenna is also involved in various investment activities.
Prior to joining StepStone, Lapenna was a portfolio manager at CalPERS where he led new investments, strategy and portfolio construction for the infrastructure program. Before that he held various investment and capital markets roles at the Royal Bank of Scotland, CIT, Export Development Canada, and Westcoast Energy. Lapenna has executed numerous debt and equity investments in private market power, renewables, energy, utilities, transportation, water and industrials.
Geneviève Maltais-Boisvert is Director, Infrastructure Investments, at the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments). Maltais-Boisvert has over 13 years of experience in infrastructure funds management and investment banking across North America, Europe, Turkey and Australia. Maltais-Boisvert has deep industry knowledge and expertise in the renewable energy and telecom infrastructure sectors.
Since joining PSP Investments in 2013, Maltais-Boisvert has been responsible for the origination, execution and asset management of infrastructure investments primarily in the telecom infrastructure sector. Maltais-Boisvert actively participated in the deployment of nearly USD 2bn and sits on the Board of TDF, Vantage Data Centers and Polat Enerji.
Maltais-Boisvert started her career in investment banking and M&A at Scotia Capital in Montréal where she worked on transactions totaling more than USA 1bn. Maltais-Boisvert also worked in London, in a private equity fund focused on renewable energy and in Australia, in the natural gas sector.
Dolly's practice focuses on infrastructure (including public private partnerships and energy) projects, reflecting 20 years of experience working on some of the most significant deals in the sector. Mirchandani represents sponsors, infrastructure funds, commercial banks, institutional lenders, contractors, secondary market investors and governments in the tender and acquisition of greenfield and brownfield infrastructure projects. Mirchandani’s breadth of practice allows her to anticipate concerns, propose solutions and promote agreement. Mirchandani has played a leading role in the introduction of private investment and finance in the infrastructure sector in North America, having advised on multiple, award-winning transactions, including ones that were first-of-their-kind.
Andreas Moon is a Managing Director and the Head of Investor Relations of I Squared Capital, an independent multi-billion-dollar global infrastructure investment company with over 120 professionals based in Hong Kong, Houston, London, Miami, New Delhi, New York and Singapore. The company specializes in infrastructure investments with over USD 13bn of assets under management in the energy, utilities, transport and telecom sectors in the U.S., Europe and select high-growth economies including China, India and Latin America.
Prior to joining I Squared Capital in 2012, Moon spent 11 years at Morgan Stanley. Moon was a former vice president of MSIP. At MSIP, he was responsible for capital raising, co-investments, investor relations and operational fund management.
Prior to joining MSIP in 2007, Moon worked in Morgan Stanley’s Global Capital Markets division where he structured and executed over USD 20bn of financing products for global financial institutions and corporate clients. Earlier in his career, Moon worked in Morgan Stanley’s Corporate Treasury group, focusing on the firm’s fixed income portfolio, bank strategy, and asset-liability management.
Kent Rowey is a partner in the Projects, Energy & Infrastructure practice and is based in the New York office. Rowey represents investors, credit providers, contractors, public sector entities and other participants in infrastructure transactions across all asset classes. Rowey’s global experience is unique among infrastructure lawyers. Rowey has been involved in major infrastructure financings in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, including many first-of-their-kind transactions. Rowey has played a leading role in the development of private finance in the transportation infrastructure sector in North America, having successfully closed many transactions now considered templates for infrastructure finance. Rowey has been involved in the financial closing of more than 100 infrastructure and natural resources transactions worldwide.
Hanno Schoklitsch is Chief Executive Officer and founder of Kaiserwetter Energy Asset Management. Schoklitsch is a civil engineer and specializes in the construction of hydro power stations, which gives him the basic understanding of energy assets. v started his career within real estate investment companies by e.g. heading the second biggest German open-ended real estate fund. Schoklitsch professional experience brought him to understand the potential of digitizing asset management. Utilizing smart data and the Internet of Things (IoT) is key to taking advantage of the digitization within the world of renewable energies. Since the creation of Kaiserwetter Energy Asset Management in 2012, Schoklitsch and his team have worked to develop its digital platform ARISTOTELES supporting investors and financing banks to maximize their returns while minimizing their investment risk.
Kevin Sheridan is a partner in Mayer Brown's New York office and a member of the Corporate & Securities practice. Sheridan has more than 25 years of experience counselling corporations, investment funds and other financial investors on a diverse range of M&A, JV and other corporate matters, as well as on the formation and development of new investment vehicles and products.
Sheridan’s M&A, joint venture and other corporate work includes deep experience on cross-border transactions, especially for clients based in Japan and Latin America. Sheridan represents companies in a wide variety of industries, including asset management, shipping, transportation, infrastructure, chemicals, agribusiness, mining, health care services and life sciences, among others.
Sheridan’s work with private investment fund sponsors and financial institutions supports the asset management activates of these clients, including in the areas of fund formation, investment and new product development. Sheridan’s projects for these clients span a range of investment strategies, including credit, real estate, infrastructure and private equity.
Jason Zibarras is the Founding Partner of Argo Infrastructure Partners, an independent investment manager with a unique approach to infrastructure investing. Argo’s portfolio includes North American energy infrastructure assets such as the Cross-Sound Cable, a 330MW transmission system.
Prior to establishing Argo Zibarras was the Chief Investment Officer for J.P. Morgan’s Infrastructure Investments Group, responsible for its global investing activities in regulated utilities, energy generation, distribution networks and transport infrastructure.
Having dedicated his career to the infrastructure sector, Zibarras has over 20 years of experience and track record across infrastructure transactions and businesses in the U.S., UK, Continental Europe, Australia, the Middle East and Latin America. Zibarras has served on the boards of Zephyr Wind, Electricity North West, Southern Water, and Cairns and Mackay Airports.