ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- American Capital Energy & Infrastructure announced today that is has expanded its global investment team with two new members: Lisa Pinsley, Director of Africa Investments and Pol Mijares, Senior Associate. The company also appointed Peter Bird and Venu Nambiar as Senior Advisors. The team will focus on sourcing investments opportunities in global energy infrastructure assets as well as product and service companies in the power and energy sectors.
"We are delighted that Lisa, Pol, Peter and Venu, all experienced industry professionals, are joining the investment team," said Paul Hanrahan, Chief Executive Officer of American Capital Energy & Infrastructure. "Their combined experience in investing, managing and advising in the energy and infrastructure sectors, as well as their established relationships worldwide, will enable us to navigate the global energy and infrastructure market and find the best investment opportunities."
Lisa Pinsley is responsible for sourcing opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to joining American Capital Energy & Infrastructure, Ms. Pinsley served as a Vice President of AES Africa Power Company, where she focused on power and energy infrastructure opportunities on the African continent. Ms. Pinsley has 15 years of experience in emerging markets and finance. In addition, she served as Chief of Staff to the Afghan Minister of Finance focusing on the country's economic reform programs with the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.
Prior to joining American Capital Energy & Infrastructure, Pol Mijares worked at The AES Corporation ("AES") in a number of roles in business development, commodities, and risk management supporting businesses located throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Prior to AES, Mr. Mijares was an investment banker at Bear Stearns & Co. and Banc of America Securities, LLC where he focused on executing buy-side and sell-side M&A engagements, as well as structuring high-yield and investment grade debt financings for public and closely held companies.
Peter Bird advises American Capital Energy & Infrastructure on sourcing opportunities in Asia. Until June 2012, Mr. Bird served as an Executive Vice-Chairman of Rothschild's South East Asian global financial advisory business. In this role, Mr. Bird's experience included advising leading corporations on acquisitions and divestitures in the infrastructure sector; advising numerous governments on privatizations in both developed and emerging economies; advising borrowers on project finance, acquisition financing, refinancing, insolvency and debt restructuring; advising utilities and public sector bodies on competitive solicitations and tender design; and advising governments on energy industry restructuring in the U.K., Europe, Australia, South America and Asia. Prior to joining Rothschild in 1990, Mr. Bird worked as an economic consultant and economic researcher focused on the energy sector and as an academic economist at the University of Stirling.
Mr. Bird serves on the board of InfraCo Asia Development Pte., Ltd., a donor-funded infrastructure development company focused on low-income emerging markets in Asia, and Vector, Ltd., a listed infrastructure group that owns and manages a portfolio of energy and fiber optic infrastructure networks in New Zealand.
Venu Nambiar advises American Capital Energy & Infrastructure on sourcing opportunities in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Nambiar served as a Vice President of AES with primary regional responsibilities for the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. During his tenure at AES, Mr. Nambiar held various senior positions including serving as the CEO of AES Oasis Limited, Chairman and Managing Director of AES India, and Managing Director for Business Development and M&A in Asia and Middle East. Mr. Nambiar has over 21 years of experience in the energy industry with 15 years dedicated to investing and managing growth in emerging markets.
American Capital Energy & Infrastructure is part of American Capital, Ltd.'s (ACAS) ("American Capital") asset management affiliate, American Capital Asset Management, LLC. American Capital Asset Management is dedicated to creating, capitalizing and managing alternative investment funds across asset classes, including energy and infrastructure, real estate, private equity and private finance. American Capital has committed $200 million to support American Capital Energy & Infrastructure initiatives.
ABOUT AMERICAN CAPITAL ENERGY & INFRASTRUCTURE
American Capital Energy & Infrastructure invests in global energy infrastructure assets, including power generation facilities, power distribution and transmission networks, energy transportation assets, fuel production opportunities and product and service companies focused on the power and energy sectors. For further information, please refer to www.ACEI.com.
ABOUT AMERICAN CAPITAL
American Capital, Ltd. (ACAS) is a publicly traded private equity firm and global asset manager. American Capital, both directly and through its asset management business, originates, underwrites and manages investments in middle market private equity, leveraged finance, real estate and structured products. American Capital manages $21.2 billion of assets, including assets on its balance sheet and fee earning assets under management by affiliated managers, with $112 billion of total assets under management (including levered assets). Through an affiliate, American Capital manages publicly traded American Capital Agency Corp. (AGNC) with approximately a $13 billion market capitalization and American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (MTGE) with approximately a $1.5 billion market capitalization. From its eight offices in the U.S. and Europe, American Capital and its affiliate, European Capital, will consider investment opportunities from $10 million to $750 million. For further information, please refer to www.AmericanCapital.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. The statements regarding expected results of American Capital are subject to various factors and uncertainties, including the uncertainties associated with the timing of transaction closings, changes in interest rates, availability of transactions, changes in regional, national or international economic conditions, or changes in the conditions of the industries in which American Capital has made investments.
Paul Hanrahan, Chief Executive Officer
Richard Santoroski, Managing Director
Rajeev Garside, Vice President
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