3i Infrastructure has announced the appointments of Bernardo Sottomayor, James Dawes and Chris Rowland to senior roles within its Infrastructure business.
Bernardo joins 3i on 12 October 2015 as a Partner and will focus on origination and execution of new investments across Europe, principally economic infrastructure businesses. Bernardo was most recently a Partner at Antin Infrastructure which manages funds investing in infrastructure opportunities across Europe. Prior to Antin, Bernardo was Managing Director, Head of Acquisitions for Deutsche Bank's European infrastructure fund. His prior experience was in utilities, as Head of M&A at Energias de Portugal, and in infrastructure advisory with UBS and Citigroup.
James joins 3i in January 2016 as Chief Financial Officer in planned succession to Stephen Halliwell. James is currently a divisional finance head in Legal & General Investment Management. James has been with Legal & General Investment Management since 1997 in a variety of finance roles including as Finance Director of LGV Capital, Legal & General's private equity business.
Chris Rowland will be joining 3i's Infrastructure team as Strategy Director. Chris is currently a Director at PwC and part of the Financial Decisions & Analysis team. Prior to this, he spent four years at Lend Lease Europe where he established, and subsequently led, the Corporate Finance team.
In addition, 3i's Infrastructure investment team has been bolstered recently with new hires Adrien Delmotte and Paolo Bergamelli as Associates in Paris and London respectively. Adrien joined 3i from Société Générale and Paolo joined from UBS.
Ben Loomes and Phil White, Managing Partners and Co-heads, Infrastructure, commented:
"Following the strong performance of 3i's Infrastructure business over the past 18 months, we continue to see good opportunities for new investments and to develop the business strategically. We are therefore delighted that Bernardo, James and Chris are joining our team. They are high calibre professionals who bring substantial experience and knowledge in their respective areas and we very much look forward to working with them. We would also like to thank Stephen Halliwell for his valuable contribution to our business over the past 8 years and wish him well for the future."