Infracapital Strengthens Team with New Appointments

15 December 2020

  • Four new appointments across the business
  • Reflects continued strong growth of Greenfield and Brownfield strategies

Infracapital, the infrastructure equity investment arm of M&G Plc, is pleased to announce four new appointments.

Lorenzo Cannizzo joins the business as a Director in the Asset Management Team. He brings significant asset management  experience,  most  recently  at 3i Infrastructure Plc where he was responsible for managing the fund’s portfolio investments across Continental Europe, including transport, utilities and social infrastructure assets.

To support the continued growth of its Greenfield strategy, Infracapital is pleased to announce the appointment of Iris Ivkovic as Associate Director in its Greenfield Transaction Team. Iris joins from Macquarie Capital, where she was Vice President, responsible for principal investments in the green energy and infrastructure space.

Infracapital has further strengthened its broader Transaction Team with the appointment of Adam Spencer as an Associate Director in the Financing and Hedging Team. Prior to joining Infracapital, Adam spent six years on the M&G Project and Infrastructure Finance Team in London, during which he was responsible for structuring new private debt transactions across a range of sectors with particular focus transport, power generation and transmission, PPP and student accommodation.

Luigi Dipietro has also joined Infracapital as an Associate in the Brownfield Transaction Team, from Deutsche Bank where he worked in the Infrastructure & Utilities, and Natural Resources Investment Banking teams.

These appointments and further hires targeted for early next year follow a period of strong growth across the business, highlighting Infracapital’s continued momentum as it focuses on opportunities for investment in essential infrastructure assets across Europe, while delivering sustainable and attractive value for investors.

Ed Clarke, Co-founder and CIO of Infracapital, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Lorenzo, Iris, Adam and Luigi to Infracapital. They each bring unique and relevant experience to complement our existing capabilities, and their appointments demonstrate the ongoing momentum across the business.
Now, more than ever, the importance of building sustainable infrastructure has come into sharp focus, and these new additions to our team represent a significant investment in our resource as we continue to provide high quality essential infrastructure and support the changing needs of society, while also delivering value for our investors.”

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About Infracapital

Infracapital invests in, builds and manages a diverse range of essential infrastructure to meet the changing needs of society and support long-term economic growth. We take an active role in all of our investments, whether nascent or large, to fulfil their potential and ensure they are adaptable and resilient. Our approach creates value for our investors, as we target investments with the scope for stable and sustainable growth. Our portfolio companies work closely with the communities where they are based, to the benefit of all stakeholders. Infracapital is well positioned to deliver the significant investment required to help build the future. The founder-led team of experienced specialists has worked with 50 companies around Europe and has raised and managed over £6.5 billion across six funds.
Infracapital is part of M&G Plc, a leading European savings and investments business. M&G manages the long-term savings of more than 5 million people and is a major investor in the UK and in the global economy. Total assets under management are £339bn (as at 30 June 2020).

Lorenzo Cannizzo – Director, Asset Management Team

Lorenzo joins Infracapital from 3i Infrastructure Plc. Prior to this Lorenzo spent three years at EISER Infrastructure Limited as an Asset Manager covering Italy and Spain managing investments in the transport, utilities and renewables space.

Lorenzo holds an MBA from London Business School and a Masters in Economics and Business Management from Luiss Guido Carli University, Rome. He also holds the CFA designation.

Iris Ivkovic - Associate Director, Greenfield Team

Prior to joining Infracapital , Iris was responsible for bids and asset management of renewable energy projects within the Green Investment Group at Macquarie Capital.

Iris has a Master of Science degree in Business Administration with a double specialisation in Accounting and Control as well as Supply Chain Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business Administration from Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Adam Spencer – Financing and Hedging Associate Director, Transaction Team

Adam joins Infracapital from M&G’s Project and Infrastructure Finance Team in London.

Adam holds a Master of Science in Infrastructure Investment and Finance from University College London and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Exeter.

Luigi Dipietro – Associate, Transaction Team

Prior to joining Infracapital, Luigi worked in both the Infrastructure & Utilities and Natural Resources Investment Banking teams at Deutsche Bank in London and at Fante, M&A and corporate finance advisory firm in Milan.

Luigi holds a Master of Science in Finance and a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance, both from Bocconi University, Milan.

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