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James Riddell joins Deloitte Australia to lead infrastructure M&A team


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As governments across the country continue to consider infrastructure asset sales as well as grappling with development of a growing list of major infrastructure projects, Deloitte Australia has brought back from the UK one of its most experienced corporate finance partners James Riddell, to lead its Infrastructure M&A practice across Australia and Asia supporting financial investors in this asset class.

After a successful seven years in Europe leading Deloitte UK’s infrastructure M&A business, and alongside his new role with Deloitte Australia, James will also take on a global leadership role for infrastructure M&A based in Sydney, as part of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu International’s global Infrastructure and Capital Programs market offering.

Deloitte Australia Managing Partner Financial Advisory Services, Ian Thatcher said: “James joins the Australian firm at a very interesting time for infrastructure M&A activity both in Australia and Asia Pacific.  In particular, his deep European market experience, will allow him to advise financial investors right across the Australian and Asian markets.

“Those with access to capital continue to ponder the right long term ownership model for infrastructure assets, as they assess the relative attractiveness of forthcoming Government asset disposal programs in Australia and the likely expansion of infrastructure investment opportunities up into Asia.

“James’ impending global role will also ensure he continues to play a leading role supporting Deloitte clients around the world as the global market continues to expand for investors owning energy and transport infrastructure assets.”

With over 23 years professional experience, and nearly 14 years as a Deloitte partner, James has deep experience advising financial investors assessing core infrastructure assets including, airports, roads, rail (rolling stock and high speed rail), ports, car parks, water, gas and electricity utility assets and other long terms assets that exhibit stable secure long term cash flows.

As a leading transaction adviser with Deloitte UK, he has advised infrastructure funds, pension funds and insurance companies on their successful investments in energy and transport infrastructure businesses in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Central and Eastern Europe and the Nordic countries.

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Name:
Simon Rushton
Company:
Deloitte
Job Title:
National Manager Corporate Affairs and Communications
Phone:
Tel: +61 2 9322 5562; M: +61 450 530 748
Email
srushton@deloitte.com.au
Name:
Ian Thatcher
Company:
Deloitte
Job Title:
FAS Lead Partner
Phone:
Tel: +61 2 9322 7640, Mob: +61 4 1425 7640
Email
ithatcher@deloitte.com.au

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