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 from IBRC.
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.
PFI Issue 485 – July 11, 2012