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DIF appoints new PPP head

The Dutch fund has appointed Paul Nash, who previously headed the UK office, as the head of the fund’s PPP/PFI team. In addition, the company has added two new members to its London and Paris teams.

Dutch infrastructure investor DIF has appointed Paul Nash to head its public-private partnerships (PPP) team, spread across Amsterdam, Paris and London, DIF said in a statement.

Paul Nash

Nash had previously been heading the UK office as its managing director since 2008, where he was responsible for the analysis, execution and optimisation of infrastructure transactions in the UK, DIF states on its website. Prior to joining DIF, Nash was a director at XL Capital Assurance, where he was responsible for writing AAA financial guarantees for infrastructure bonds used in projects across Europe.

DIF has also hired two new members to join its UK and Paris teams.

Angela Roshier has joined DIF’s UK team as director of Asset Management. Prior to joining DIF, Roshier worked at 3i for five years where she was a member of the infrastructure team, involved in asset management with responsibility for managing its portfolio of project finance initiative (PFI) investments, DIF said. PFI is the UK government’s standardised procurement process involving the private sector.

The other hire, Mathieu Hévin, will be joining DIF’s Paris team as an associate director working on both origination and asset management. Hévin worked with Babcock & Brown for the past four years, where he was a member of the infrastructure team and was involved in PPP and renewable energy transactions.

DIF has a team of 24 investment professions and has offices in the Netherlands, France, UK and Germany.

The fund manager recently closed its second infrastructure fund, DIF Infrastructure II, which invests in European infrastructure assets targeting primarily PPP/PFI concessions and renewable energy projects. Established in 2005, the company currently manages a portfolio of €500 million of PPP/PFI and renewable energy assets.