Ex Scotia man in new advisory venture

Former Scotia Capital higher-up Conor Kelly has started his own business. Named Rubicon Infrastructure Advisors, his company will offer M&A expertise.

Well-travelled investment banker Conor Kelly has gone into business for himself, opening Rubicon Infrastructure Advisors, a start-up infrastructure consultant based in Dublin, Infrastructure Investor has learned.  

Rubicon, which has a staff of 11 as well as a location in New York, is billing itself as a botique bank specialising in infrastructure.  
 
Kelly had been a managing director for Scotia Capital, leading its US and Latin America infrastructure advisory team. Prior to Scotia, he had been a managing director for Depfa Bank, a lender focused on infrastructure. Kelly joined Debfa, based in Irleand, in 1999. Scotia hired Kelly and his 10 member team from Depfa in 2008.  

In his career, Kelly has been involved in the 2004 high-profile Chicago Skyway toll road concession, as well as the Pokahontas Parkway toll road deal in Virginia.