Northleaf Capital Partners (Northleaf) is pleased to announce the expansion of its activities in Australia with the engagement of two experienced Melbourne-based infrastructure investment professionals, Tom Irvine and Adrian Jetter. Northleaf’s Melbourne presence extends its worldwide network and reflects its ongoing commitment to private markets opportunities in Australia and New Zealand.
Northleaf’s representation in Melbourne is led by Tom Irvine, who has served as Northleaf’s Melbourne-based consultant since 2015. Tom was previously a Director, Infrastructure, at RBC Capital Markets in both London and Sydney where he managed and executed buy-side, sell-side and strategic advisory mandates, maintained client relationships and undertook business origination and marketing activities. Adrian Jetter was most recently with J.P. Morgan, where he was a Vice President, Investment Banking, in Frankfurt, focused on M&A and capital markets transactions. Previously, Adrian worked at J.P. Morgan in Melbourne on the Energy and Infrastructure team, and he also has experience in the energy industry in Perth. As exclusive consultants to Northleaf, Tom and Adrian will be actively involved in deal sourcing, diligence, execution and asset management in support of Northleaf’s infrastructure investment program.
The firm’s OECD-focused infrastructure platform will benefit from Northleaf’s representation in Australia, strengthening its investment capabilities in the region. Northleaf’s global $2.6 billion infrastructure program includes 23 assets which represent more than $20 billion in total enterprise value. Northleaf currently has ownership interests in two assets in the region: Waterloo Wind Farm, an operational 131 MW facility located in South Australia, and ANZ Terminals, a bulk liquid storage business with operations in Australia and New Zealand.
Northleaf now manages more than US$9 billion in private equity, infrastructure and private credit capital on behalf of more than 75 institutional investors. In November 2016, Northleaf announced the launch of its global private credit strategy, with more than $1.4 billion in capital raised to date. Northleaf is currently raising capital for the next generation of its global private equity funds.