Details emerge on Macquarie hire in New York

22 January 2019 - 12:00 am UTC

Macquarie Infrastructure Debt Investment Solutions’ (MIDIS) newly-hired Americas head Magali Cohen will be part of a global team that oversees USD 8.4bn of committed capital.

Cohen, who replaces Ariel Jankelson, joined from Investec. Her new title is senior VP. Jankelson is leaving his New York-based post for Sydney, as reported.

The committed capital size and Cohen’s new role were communicated in a memo that Jankelson sent to clients and colleagues on Tuesday. 

Of MIDIS’ total raised capital, some USD 6.5bn has been deployed as of this month, according to the memo, a copy of which was obtained by sister publication SparkSpread

Cohen is assuming leadership of MIDIS’ efforts in the Americas, Jankelson said in the memo, adding she has an “exceptional record of structuring and executing innovative financings for clients in the power, oil and gas, and infrastructure sectors.”

Recent deals Cohen led and structured at Investec include Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners’ USD369m Red Oak power plant recapitalization and the USD 500m acquisition loan for the Bayonne Energy Center.

Adam Larkin, a managing director in the MIDIS team in London, will be providing additional support to the US business, Jankelson said in the memo, adding that MIDIS has “ambitious plans” for expansion in the Americas.

Jankelson did not mention specifics of his role in Sydney, but said in the memo he can continue to be reached on his Macquarie email. 

MIDIS’ New York team also includes Nick Beauregard and Sunil Malhotra, both of whom are vice presidents.


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