NEW YORK, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 32 Advisors, a leading cross-border advisory firm positioned at the nexus of business, government and finance announces the creation of its Infrastructure practice offering tailored client services and innovative products, as well as acting as a deal development platform.
Based in 32 Advisors' New York headquarters, Michael Likosky joins as Principal and also Co-Head of the Infrastructure practice alongside Lauren Clancy, Principal and COO.
Felix Rohatyn, former United States Ambassador to France, current Special Advisor to Lazard and the man who saved New York City from bankruptcy, states "Michael Likosky is a leading infrastructure investment expert and advocate for rebuilding America – which we must do. I know firsthand Michael's brilliance as a strategist for financing critical infrastructure and advising government and private organizations on building investment partnerships that create growth, progress and jobs."
32 Advisors was built to address the challenges encountered where the public and private sector intersect. "Infrastructure is a natural addition to our existing business and presents a huge opportunity given the state of infrastructure in the U.S. and around the world," CEO and Founder Robert Wolf said, "Pair that with the vast sources of capital that are sitting on the sidelines and public sector resources that are being underutilized, and one can see the need for an intermediary that can bridge this gap."
32 Advisors Infrastructure brings to the marketplace a unique combination of an expert track-record in financial ingenuity and as a trusted counsel to public and private institutions. The practice provides independent client focused advice and innovative products - financial, contractual and regulatory - to project sponsors, investors, developers and public entities. It brings a flow of projects to market and deals to investors. The practice manages complicated politics and ensures the integrity of a project from concept to operation. It engages on projects, often ones threatened by derailment, to develop and execute them.
Mr. Likosky is widely recognized as the pre-eminent expert on public and private partnerships and infrastructure. He has served as an Expert to the United Nations, O.E.C.D., and the Clinton Global Initiative as well as an advisor to state officials and leading federal departments such as U.S. Treasury. He has over fifteen years of experience providing advice on public-private partnerships and infrastructure investment.
Michael Likosky joins Lauren Clancy to Co-Head the Infrastructure practice. Ms. Clancy is COO of 32 Advisors and in her prior role was a Managing Director at UBS Investment Bank. In her 13 years with UBS IB, Ms. Clancy originated, structured and executed complex financial transactions, advised clients including corporations and private equity firms and maintained relationships with institutional investors in several areas including Leveraged Finance, Capital Markets and Portfolio Management.
The addition of Mr. Likosky rounds out the existing Infrastructure related missions of others in the firm, including Strategic Communications headed by Amy Sloane-Pinel, who advises several leading organizations in the infrastructure space, and International Trade and Project Finance spearheaded by John Schuster. Measure, a 32 Advisors company, complements the firm's infrastructure capabilities by providing turnkey Drone as a Service® solutions utilizing innovative aerial technologies tailored to the energy and power, agriculture, and mining industries.
Other notable recent additions to 32 Advisors include Nayyera Haq and Salvador Torres. Nayyera joins as Principal, Public Policy and Strategic Communications Advisory, using her more than 15 years of leadership experience in the U.S. government and expertise in policy issues related to finance, national security and the environment to help clients navigate the political and media landscape. Salvador joins as a Strategic Principal having worked fifteen years as an investment banker, advisor and entrepreneur focused on infrastructure and public finance with expertise in California, Washington DC and Latin America.
About 32 Advisors
Founded in 2012, 32 Advisors is an independent advisory firm servicing domestic and international corporations, public entities, governments, financial services firms and high growth businesses. With offices in New York and Washington, D.C., 32 Advisors creates value and positions clients to grow through the integration of strategic planning and tactical execution, partnership/alliance development, and the use of an extensive network for business development. 32 Advisors supports top executives on inbound and outbound investment, international commerce, finance and business, and economic and public policy development.