Rubicon, an infrastructure advisory
boutique based in Dublin, has made four hires recently. The firm is looking to
set up a New York office and is expected to make three or four hires to build
up the NY team. Rubicon was established by Conor Kelly and Carmen Lopez last
autumn (PFI issue 466) after they left Scotia Capital.
Barry Bowden has joined the firm as a
managing director from Irish Life Permanent. Aeneas Griffin has joined as a
managing director from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Shane Swords has joined
as a director from Helaba. And Sean Diffney has joined as an associate director
Rubicon has closed its first deal recently, advising Spanish company Isolux Infrastructure on raising €600m in equity from Canadian investors (see Developers). The firm has other similar mandates to raise equity for infrastructure developers.