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Ardian appoints Gewolker as director

Independent private investment company Ardian has appointed Tobias Gewolker as a director in the infrastructure team based in the firm’s Paris office.

Ardian’s infrastructure team, led by Mathias Burghardt, invests in core infrastructure assets and partners with leading industrial players across Europe.
Last year it raised EUR1.75bn for Ardian’s Infrastructure Fund III.
Gewolker (pictured), a German national, has more than 13 years’ investment banking experience in the City of London, with a focus on energy and infrastructure.
Prior to joining Ardian, he worked at DC Advisory, preceded by four years at Barclays Capital. Recent mandates have included advice to iCON Infrastructure Partners on the acquisition of Firmus Energy and advice to Allianz and Borealis on the EUR1.6bn acquisition of Net4Gas from RWE.
The appointment represents the latest strengthening of Ardian’s infrastructure team following the appointment of Juan Angoitia as managing director last year.
Burghardt says: “I am extremely pleased to welcome Tobias to our growing infrastructure team. We highly value Tobias’ extensive sector knowledge and experience with the main energy players, especially in Germany and Northern Europe.”
Gewolker says: “Ardian has demonstrated an impressive track record of deal sourcing and asset management since its creation. We anticipate a number of interesting opportunities in the energy sector, particularly through corporate assets, and I look forward to helping the team capitalise on these.”
Having begun his career at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, Gewolker’s experience spans a multitude of strategic and financial investor clients including EdF, EnBW, Verbund, CEZ, Centrica, Red Electrica, NRG Energy, Osaka Gas, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan and PGGM.

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