ABOUT RUBICON CAPITAL ADVISORS

The cornerstone of our business model and strategy is developing and maintaining long-lasting relationships with our clients and partners.

As an investment banking advisory firm, we are strategically focused on the infrastructure, energy & utilities sectors globally. Partnering with investors and corporations worldwide, we provide extensive expertise in sustainable financing for the 21st century.

Since its inception in 2011, Rubicon has closed 47 transactions covering the sale, acquisition or refinancing of over 100 essential infrastructure, energy & utilities assets located across Europe, the Americas and Asia with a combined enterprise value in excess of USD $50 billion.

Rubicon was founded by Conor Kelly and a core team of experienced professionals from the global investment banking sector.

The firm has demonstrated strong growth since its foundation and now has offices in Dublin, New York, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Bogotá and Seoul.

Our team has grown to over 45 professionals who cover all key infrastructure, energy & utilities sectors and offer a full range of investment banking services with a deep sectoral knowledge across the various asset classes.

Global Depth of Experience


With a presence across Europe, the Americas and Asia, Rubicon has a global mandate covering all key infrastructure, energy & utilities sectors.

Indicative of its global status, Rubicon has closed transactions across 5 continents. No matter the region, asset or sector, Rubicon has the requisite depth and breadth of expertise and experience across the firm to provide the same premium and professional service to its clients globally.

 

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Rubicon’s Global Position

  • Leading Advisor. Since its formation in 2011, Rubicon has experienced significant growth, and now ranks ahead of many of the largest banks and accounting firms as one of the world’s leading infrastructure, energy & utilities investment-banking advisory firms.
  • International Coverage. Rubicon has over 45 professionals in 7 countries focusing solely on the global infrastructure, energy and utilities markets providing clients with comprehensive financial advice and a premium and professional service.
  • Solid Track Record. Since inception, Rubicon has closed on 47 transactions covering over 100 assets with a combined enterprise value in excess of USD $50 billion across 5 continents.
  • Top Rankings.
    • #1 Global Financial Advisor for the 3-year period between 2016 and 2018 by Mergermarket Group for the number of M&A and refinancing deals closed in core operating infrastructure.
    • #1 Global Financial Advisor by Mergermarket Group for operating PPP transactions in 2018.
    • Rubicon has been a leading advisor within the Spanish market, closing more infrastructure deals than any other firm, including the major banks and accounting firms.
  • Global Relationships. Rubicon has achieved its top rankings working for or with many of the most active and recognized developers and investors globally.

Selected Transactions

  • Global. Rubicon advised a major global developer on a $750 million equity raise for a $6 billion enterprise value portfolio of essential infrastructure assets across the transmission, transportation and renewable sectors located in Brazil, India, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Italy and the USA.
  • Europe. Iridium, the concession business of Grupo ACS (one of the world's top contractors), hired Rubicon to advise it on numerous occasions, including the sale of an infrastructure asset and two debt refinancings.
  • Europe. The joint venture of BAM-PPP and PGGM mandated Rubicon to refinance 7 separate European PPP transactions, including the only transaction of its type to be completed to date in Switzerland.
  • Ireland / UK. Rubicon has closed a number of different transactions, including as the sell-side advisor in the sale of the Convention Centre Dublin, the acquisition and subsequent financing of a portfolio of telecom towers and the sale of two large-scale wind farms, one each onshore and offshore.
  • North America. Rubicon has worked with Cintra and Meridiam on their successful bid for the US$3.6 billion I-66 managed lanes project in Virginia. Separately, Rubicon advised JLIF on its exclusive acquisition and financing of the Connecticut Service Plaza PPP.
  • Latin America. Rubicon has active mandates for infrastructure and energy transactions across the continent and recently closed a buy-side advisory for a USD $1.5+ billion investment in a transportation asset on behalf of a global institutional investor.

Our Principles

 

Creativity

We foster a culture of creativity; a value reflected in our work with our clients.

Innovation

In rapidly changing markets, there is a need to uncover new ideas and original methods to structure transactions.

Results

All our work is undertaken with an end goal in mind, success for our clients.

Client Focus

Our clients are at the centre of all that we do.

 

 

Relationships

Good working relationships are integral to our success. We strive to ensure that we treat all people with dignity and respect in all our dealings.

People

We understand that our greatest asset is our people. It is our people that will deliver outstanding service and results to our clients.

Integrity

Integrity plays a key role in our activities. We promise to act honestly and fairly in all operations we engage in. We guarantee to provide impartial and objective advice for each client’s needs.

Confidentiality & Trust

We understand the crucial importance of privacy, confidentiality and trust. We take our legal & regulatory obligations very seriously.

Dublin   |   New York   |   London   |   Madrid   |   Mexico City   |   Bogotá   |    Seoul



Conor Kelly

CEO, Founder & Partner
Location: Dublin & New York

Barry Bowden

CFO, Managing Director & Partner
Location: Dublin

Jesus Gonzalez Torrijos

Managing Director & Partner
Location: Dublin & Madrid

Aeneas Griffin

Managing Director & Partner
Location: Dublin & New York

Carmen Lopez

Managing Director & Partner
Location: Dublin and Madrid

Christian Kummert

Managing Director
Location: Dublin

Barry O’Flynn

Managing Director
Location: Dublin

Arlynejane Divilly

Senior Director
Location: Dublin

Miguel Calvo Moya

Director
Location: Dublin

Sean Diffney

Director
Location: Dublin

David Fitzgerald

Director of Operations
Location: Dublin

Janice Rush

Director
Location: Dublin

Sean Fitzgerald

Associate Director
Location: Dublin

Lisa Cotter

Senior Compliance Officer
Location: Dublin

Ben Geraghty

Senior Associate
Location: Dublin

Ewa Pietrzak

Senior Associate
Location: Dublin

Daniel Torrego

Senior Associate
Location: Dublin

Yiming Li

Associate
Location: Dublin

James O’Donoghue

Associate
Location: Dublin

Cormac Clay

Senior Analyst
Location: Dublin

Gavin Murphy

Senior Analyst
Location: Dublin

Javier Sanz-Pastor

Senior Analyst
Location: Dublin

Abdul Ilyas

Analyst
Location: Dublin

Maria Lundon

Analyst
Location: Dublin

Mary Coffey

Executive Assistant
Location: Dublin

Ester Vivanco

Office Administrator
Location: Dublin

New York

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Rob Sternthal

Managing Director
& Head of North America
Location: New York
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Jatin Gupta

Managing Director
Location: New York
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Maria Kang

Managing Director
Location: New York

Sonia McMillan

Managing Director & General Counsel
Location: New York
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Nacho Ruiz Hens

Managing Director
Location: New York
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Nick Sangermano

Managing Director
Location: New York

Tom Weirich

Director of Marketing
Location: New York

Stephanie Annerose

Associate Director
Location: New York

Shirish Jajodia

Associate Director
Location: New York

David Friedman

Senior Associate
Location: New York

Amaury Normand

Analyst
Location: New York

Ryan O'Hanlon

Analyst
Location: New York

Stewart Wood

Analyst
Location: New York

Andrea Gilman

Office Manager
Location: New York

London

John Kirwan

Managing Director
& Group Head
Location: London

Felix Fletcher

Managing Director
Location: London

Alexandre du Pasquier

Associate Director
Location: London

Damianos Boulakis

Associate
Location: London

Matthew Dooley

Associate
Location: London

Madrid

Ana Maria Vidaurre

Managing Director
Location: Madrid

Pablo Arbona

Director
Location: Madrid

Iñigo Rodríguez De Tembleque

Associate
Location: Madrid

Mexico City

Santiago Ortiz Monasterio

Senior Director
Location: Mexico City

Alejandra Puente

Associate Director
Location: Mexico City

Bogotá

Andrés O’Byrne

Managing Director, Colombia
Location: Bogotá

Juan José Montoya

Senior Director
Location: Bogotá

Juan Felipe Tapia

Senior Analyst
Location: Bogotá

Seoul

Christian Jung

Managing Director
Location: Seoul