B Capital Partners has appointed Andréanne Lavoie as a senior asset manager. She was most recently an investment manager at Energy Infrastructure Partners, where she focused on several large wind projects with rated capacities of approximately 1,400 MW in Scandinavia. Energy Infrastructure Partners was known as Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners until last year, when it received a Finma licence to go independent.
Prior to her experience there, Lavoie was involved in the development of Norway’s first full-scale offshore windfarm concession, the media release said, and that she is an expert in managing complex infrastructure assets and negotiating and managing project finance facilities for large infrastructure projects involving construction risks.
She also worked as group treasurer at Sevan Marine, a Norwegian oil service company.
B Capital is a partner owned investment firm founded in 2004, which exclusively focuses on core sustainable infrastructure. Since 2010, the firm has invested and advised capital in excess of €2.6bn (CHF 2.8bn) across Europe. It believes that three megatrends are leading to major structural shifts in infrastructure investing. These are climate change, technological advancements, and urbanisation. It says that energy infrastructure opportunities from these include renewable generation and storage, smart grids, new energy transmission and distribution assets including district heating.
Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners has since become the independent Energy Infrastructure Partners, and received a Finma licence last year. It managed CHF 3bn, including capital commitments, as of November, and also announced it was taking a CHF 570m stake in a renewable energy company in December.