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Antin senior hiring from Morgan Stanley

July 29, 2017jodixonNews0

Fund manager Antin Infrastructure Partners has hired Kevin Genieser, head of EMEA & utilities investment banking at Morgan Stanley who resigned from Morgan Stanley  earlier this month.

The appointment comes as Antin looks to deploy capital from its recently raised third fund. In December, Antin, which claims to be Europe’s largest independent infrastructure investment firm, closed fund raising for its third fund with €3.6 billion of commitments.

Antin is a London and Paris-based investment firm headed by Alain Rauscher, formerly head of oil, gas and mining at BNP Paribas; and Mark Crosbie, formerly head of M&A at Centrica. Since 2007, Antin and its co-investors have deployed over €3.1 billion of equity in 15 transactions across two funds. Its current investments include the 100 MW Andersol I & II solar thermal plants in Spain and the CATS natural gas pipeline network in the U.K. North Sea.

Genieser joined Morgan Stanley in New York in 1996. He relocated from New York to London in 2013, when he was appointed head of EMEA utilities.

Recently, he advised National Grid on a sale of a 61% stake in its £13.8 billion U.K. gas distribution to a consortium led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets. Last year, he also advised EQT Partners on a sale of its German waste-to-energy business to Beijing Enterprises for €1.44 billion.

Prior to moving to London, Genieser was head of Morgan Stanley’s renewable energy banking business in New York. In that role, he advised Hudson Clean Energy Partners on the sale of Recurrent Energy to Sharp Corp.; the sale of SunEdison; and the sale of PPM Energy/ScottishPower to Iberdrola.