NEW YORK, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Guggenheim Partners ("Guggenheim"), a global diversified financial services firm, today announced the expansion of its real estate and infrastructure investment platform with the addition of a dedicated North American infrastructure investment team. Leading the initiative for the firm is Henry Silverman, who was appointed Global Head of Real Estate and Infrastructure.
The infrastructure investment team is led by William Reid, Senior Managing Director, and includes Michael Madia, Managing Director and Operating Partner; Justine Gordon, Managing Director and Head of Acquisitions; Vince White, Vice President, Due Diligence and Asset Management; and James Gabriel, Vice President, Acquisitions. Messrs. Reid, Madia, White and Gabriel, and Ms. Gordon have collectively participated in more than 30 transactions exceeding $11 billion in value.
Mr. Reid previously served as a Managing Director leading North American energy infrastructure efforts at RREEF Infrastructure ("RREEF"). Prior to that, he spent nine years at Chartwell Investments and several years at Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse.
Mr. Madia was formerly RREEF's Operating Partner of Infrastructure. Prior to that, he served as Chief Operating Officer of a leading offshore wind development company and as Chief Operating Officer of Con Edison Development, where he built and successfully divested the company's competitive generation business.
Ms. Gordon previously served as a Director responsible for business development and execution of energy investments at RREEF. Prior to that, she spent eight years at Chartwell Investments, as well as several years at Morgan Stanley and PriceWaterhouse Coopers.
Mr. White previously held project development, asset assessment and asset management roles for RREEF Infrastructure, International Power, GPU International and Con Edison Development.
Mr. Gabriel previously served as an Assistant Vice President at RREEF responsible for identifying and executing investment opportunities. Prior to that, he worked in energy infrastructure finance roles at Barclays Capital and WestLB AG.
The infrastructure investment team will invest across the capital structure, including equity, structured equity and debt-related products, with an initial focus on core energy infrastructure assets, specifically power generation, midstream infrastructure, and electricity transmission, in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
"Given the growing demand for private sector participation in infrastructure projects, we see a major opportunity for our clients to participate in building, as well as upgrading and replacing, infrastructure globally," said Scott Minerd, Chief Investment Officer. "Guggenheim has a unique collection of capabilities across the firm including investment management, origination, servicing, and development to leverage in this dynamic and crucial sector of the world's economy."
In the newly created role of Global Head of Real Estate and Infrastructure, Henry Silverman is responsible for managing and coordinating activity for all of Guggenheim's real estate businesses, including Guggenheim Real Estate, Guggenheim Commercial Real Estate Finance, Pillar Financial, Generation Mortgage, and Guggenheim Retail Real Estate Partners.
Mr. Silverman joined the firm in early 2012 as Vice Chairman of Guggenheim Investments. Previously, he served as a Director and Vice Chairman of the Board and Member of the Executive Committee of Apollo Global Management, and as its Chief Operating Officer from 2009 to 2011.
From 1990 to 2007, Mr. Silverman served as Chairman of the Board and CEO of Cendant Corporation and its predecessor, HFS, as well as its successor company Realogy. Earlier in his career, Mr. Silverman served as chief investment officer at Blackstone Capital Partners I from 1989-1991, and Reliance Capital Group from 1982-1989.
About Guggenheim Partners
Guggenheim Partners, LLC is a privately held global financial services firm with more than $170 billion in assets under management. The firm provides asset management, investment banking and capital markets services, insurance, institutional finance and investment advisory solutions to institutions, governments and agencies, corporations, investment advisors, family offices and individuals. Guggenheim Partners is headquartered in New York and Chicago and serves clients around the world from more than 25 offices in eight countries. For more information about Guggenheim Partners, visit www.guggenheimpartners.com.
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