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Actis makes senior hires in Japan

Actis, a global sustainable infrastructure investor, has extended its footprint in Asia with the opening of a new office in Japan and two senior hires.

Jun Ohashi and Tareq Sirhan join the firm as Partner and Head of Actis Japan, and Head of Energy for North Asia respectively and will be based in Tokyo. 

The Japan launch reflects Actis’ strategic evolution to invest behind global themes. Actis aims to originate superior risk-return opportunities wherever they are found, and to create additional value by drawing on its extensive hands-on experience operating infrastructure assets and driving ESG improvements.

Actis expects to commit almost USD500 million in Japan over the next four to five years and will also look at opportunities in Taiwan and Korea and will primarily explore energy transition assets and New Economy Real Estate opportunities. In Asia the firm already has investments in China, Korea, Vietnam and India, and offices in Singapore, Shanghai, Seoul, Hong Kong, Delhi and Mumbai.

Previously Head of Macquarie Capital Japan, Ohashi will oversee Actis’ operations, relationships, and growth in the country. 

Sirhan also joins from Macquarie Group, where he worked for almost 20 years in both Macquarie Capital and MIRA, and since 2016 has been Head of Principal Transactions for Macquarie Capital Japan. At Actis, he will lead the growth of the energy business across Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.

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