Denham Capital Sustainable Infrastructure Appoints Richard Burrell as an Operating Partner| Sustainable Infrastructure
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Denham Capital Sustainable Infrastructure Appoints Richard Burrell as an Operating Partner
London, UK — 23 February 2023 — Denham Capital, the global energy transition investment firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Burrell as an Operating Partner for its Sustainable Infrastructure business (“DSI”). Richard will operate from Denham’s London office.
Richard’s primary focus as an Operating Partner will be on deal origination across the UK and Western Europe. He will also provide strategic support to select portfolio companies, complementing the strengths of the management teams in place. The appointment demonstrates DSI’s focus on strengthening its core team as the energy transition landscape continues to evolve, given the opportunity set the firm sees in the UK and European markets.
Richard brings considerable experience raising and ensuring the strategic deployment of capital dedicated to infrastructure investments in clean energy. He also has significant experience in identifying, acquiring, integrating and managing complementary businesses, which is essential to DSI’s buy-and-build strategy. As an Operating Partner, Richard will seek to build on DSI’s prior success in the EMEA region and will be an integral part of its growth ambitions.
Richard was previously Chief Executive of AMP Clean Energy. He co-founded and IPO-ed AMP, and led the acquisition of several businesses, building the company into a highly profitable developer, owner and operator of energy transition assets prior to its successful acquisition and privatization by Asterion Industrial.
Richard Burrell, Operating Partner at Denham Capital Sustainable Infrastructure said:
“I am delighted to be joining Denham Sustainable Infrastructure – a proven and experienced team at the forefront of financing the global energy transition.
EMEA will be a crucial market for DSI moving forward so I am very excited about helping to identify the kinds of opportunities which will complement DSI’s existing investments. Geopolitics and increasing investor appetite provide the right tailwinds for DSI to build on its existing position as a market leader in sustainable infrastructure investment. I look forward to being part of the next stage in DSI’s growth.”
Scott Mackin, Partner and Co-head of Sustainable Infrastructure at Denham Capital, commented:
“We are very pleased to welcome Richard to the Denham Sustainable Infrastructure team and add further depth and expertise to the team of operating partners. His appointment is a clear demonstration of DSI’s ambition to deliver on our mission of deploying capital to accelerate the global energy transition and help to combat the impact of the ongoing climate emergency. At the same time, our investments are driving economic growth and delivering value for our partners. Richard’s proven experience in developing, managing, and operating energy transition assets will be invaluable as we grow our focus across EMEA, where we see significant opportunities to deploy capital.”
About Denham Capital
Founded in 2004, Denham Capital is a global energy transition investment firm having raised more than $10 billion of capital across multiple sectors. Denham’s Sustainable Infrastructure business specializes in mid-market infrastructure equity and debt investments that are central to enabling a global energy transition. Having first invested in renewable power in 2007, Denham’s diverse investment team and portfolio companies have acquired, developed, built, and exited businesses across the globe for over 15 years. This “business building” focus is core to Denham’s belief that value is created for investors by acquiring and building sustainable infrastructure to help solve the $150 trillion 2050 net-zero challenge. Denham Capital sponsors entrepreneurs, delivering the financial resources and industry expertise needed to create and grow successful infrastructure and resource businesses. We seek to establish long term partnerships with entrepreneurs and companies who share our vision for growth and value creation. Our firm is built on a foundation of experience, fairness, economic rationale, flexibility and trust, and we bring these values into every opportunity we pursue. We believe our tactical familiarity within our industry sectors along with a disciplined approach centered around fairness and shared success make us an ideal partner.