Bastion Infrastructure appoints Kevin Kerr as a Partner on the Investment team
Mr. Kerr has a decade of global infrastructure principal investing experience. He is highly regarded as a seasoned investment professional in the asset class, with significant experience in infrastructure investing, including deal origination, execution, asset management, financing and consortium building across various sectors and multiple geographies.
Mr. Kerr spent over 13 years at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board in various roles, and along with Ron Lepin, Managing Partner of Bastion, was a founding member of Teachers' Infrastructure Group (TIG). From 2008, Kevin held the role of Global Head of Investments for TIG, with a portfolio of assets worth over CAD $10 billion. He has led deal sourcing and investment execution across multiple infrastructure sectors in a number of countries, including Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Denmark, UK and the USA. Notable investments led by Mr. Kerr include Copenhagen and Brussels Airports, Esval and Essbio (Chile - regulated electricity distribution and water production and distribution), High Speed 1 (UK-rail), and Saesa Frontel Group. Mr. Kerr has also served on the Board of Directors for many of his investments.
Most recently, Mr. Kerr was Senior Managing Director at OMERS Strategic Investments where he was responsible for the development, execution and management of key strategic investments. Mr. Kerr played a key role in the development of the ADC & HAS Airports Worldwide platform and the CAD $7.5 billion Global Strategic Investment Alliance ("GSIA"), which targets infrastructure investments.
Ron Lepin, Managing Partner of Bastion, said:
"Kevin is an extremely experienced infrastructure investor who played a major leadership role in the development and management of Teachers' Infrastructure Group. Having had the privilege of working with Kevin at TIG, I am thrilled to have him join our investment team. "
Kevin Kerr commented:
"It is a great opportunity to work with Ron again and to join an experienced investment team with a proven track record."
Bastion announced the following hires in the last months:
- In lat September, Bastion hired Anne Marie Stetler as a Director, Investor Relations, from Aquila Infrastructure Management.
- In June it hired Wael Elkhouly to head the asset-management division. Elkhouly was previously head of asset management at London-based Eiser Infrastructure Partners LLP.
- Bastion hired global infrastructure expert, Mr. Enrique Fuentes, ex- KPMG and Cintra. Enrique has over 20 years of infrastructure investment and management experience.
Bastion Infrastructure Group is reported to be seeking $2 billion for a debut fund that will invest in power, water, transportation and energy-related industries in OECD countries.