Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Partners LLP (BBIP), the operator led infrastructure investment firm, today announced the hiring of Rob Keough to join the firms New York office as Principal, to focus on the origination, execution, and management of infrastructure investments in North America.
Rob brings over 15 years of experience in transportation and infrastructure finance to BBIP. Prior to joining BBIP he was Managing Director at John Hancock Life Insurance Company, where he was most recently portfolio manager of John Hancock’s $2.2 billion infrastructure equity portfolio. During his tenure at John Hancock he played a leading role in building and managing an infrastructure portfolio in the core infrastructure asset classes of power generation, electric transmission and distribution, oil & gas midstream, utilities, toll roads, airports, ports and rail.
Rob’s appointment brings the BBIP team to 13 globally, based in the offices of London, New York, and Munich. Rob joins the existing New York team headed by US Partner, Jeff Neil, and which also includes David Greenblatt and Jennifer Katz.
Commenting today, Rob Gregor, Managing Partner of BBIP, said,
"Rob is a highly experienced infrastructure executive in the US market and we are very pleased that he is joining our team. Rob’s experience further strengthens our North American investment capability, a cornerstone of BBIP’s investment strategy.”
BBIP's strategy is to invest in predominantly brownfield (operational) assets into its key target sectors of energy, transportation and utility assets across the UK, Europe, and North America.
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Notes to editors:
1. Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Partners LLP (“BBIP”), was set up in 2011, with the recruitment of four senior individuals. Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Partners, LP (The Fund) reached first close in January 2013 and completed its first investment in March 2013.
The BBIP Fund will make investments in predominantly brownfield (operational) assets into its key target sectors of transport, energy and utilities across the UK, Europe, and North America (www.bbip.com). 2. Balfour Beatty plc (www.balfourbeatty.com) is an international infrastructure group that delivers world class services essential to the development, creation and care of infrastructure assets; from finance and development, through design and project management to construction and maintenance.
2. Drawing on more than 100 years of experience, Balfour Beatty plc delivers the highest levels of quality, safety and technical expertise to clients principally in the UK, the US, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Key growth markets for Balfour Beatty plc include South Africa, Australia, Canada, Brazil and India.
With proven expertise in delivering infrastructure critical to support communities and society today and in the future, Balfour Beatty plc’s key market sectors include transportation (roads, rail and aviation), power and energy, mining, water and social infrastructure such as hospitals and schools.
Balfour Beatty plc employs 50,000 people around the world.