23 Jan 2022

Investec appoints new North American senior leadership team

Investec Bank plc has recently promoted three senior team members to lead its Power and Infrastructure practice in North America.


Fred Petit and Hans Beekmans will co-head North America Power and Infrastructure coverage, while Valeria Lombardi will spearhead the group’s distribution efforts as head of Loan Syndications.

Fred Petit, who joined Investec in 2019 from the energy and infrastructure group at Credit Agricole will remain in charge of Power and Renewables, while Hans Beekmans, who joined in 2019 from ING’s energy group, will continue to head up Investec’s Midstream Oil & Gas platform. Both will lead coverage of Investec’s Energy Transition activities. Valeria Lombardi, who joined in 2021 from Intesa Sanpaolo’s structured finance group, will be responsible for loan syndication across all sectors.

Transactions they have led together at Investec include Stonewall, a $490 million financing for a CCGT located in Virginia sponsored by Ares, a $300 million holdco financing for a portfolio of convenience stores owned by Arclight Capital and more recently Hecate, a $550 million financing to support the development of the company’s 33GW pipeline of solar and battery storage projects across the US.

Investec’s Hans Beekmans, Valeria Lombardi and Fred Petit, commented:

“We’re excited about the opportunity to lead Investec’s Power & Infrastructure franchise and its incredible team of talented bankers. Our goal is to maintain Investec’s strong brand across the North American energy sectors while looking to grow and diversify the business further over the next couple of years."

 

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