EMEA: 3i adds two partners to UK infrastructure team

25 June 2018 - 12:00 am UTC

3i Group has promoted Anna Dellis and Tim Short to partners on its infrastructure team.

Dellis joined the investment firm in 2006, leading asset management for its portfolio of infrastructure investments.

In 2017, she was part of the team responsible for the acquisition of the EISER Global Infrastructure Fund (EGIF).

3i’s acquisitions included EGIF’s UK assets, Belfast City Airport and ESP Utilities; Italian waste treatment and disposal company HERAmbiente, and four Spanish transport concession companies co-owned by Sacyr.

Dellis holds board positions on companies including Belfast City Airport and ESP.

Prior to 3i, she advised on infrastructure transactions at PwC.

Tim Short, who leads 3i’s debt financing activities, has been also promoted to partner, after more than 10 years with the manager.

He has been involved in investments in Finnish power company Elenia, UK renewables company Infinis, oil and gas infrastructure Oystercatcher and ferry owner Scandlines. He also sits on the board of Infinis.

Short started his career on Houlihan Lokey’s European financial restructuring team, before joining RBC Capital Markets.

Phil White, managing partner and head of infrastructure at 3i, said the appointments would boost the firm’s “experience and expertise at the top level.”

Meanwhile, 3i has announced two promotions on its Indian team.

Ashutosh Agrawal and Gaurav Bhurat have been named directors in the firm’s infrastructure business.