Daniel von der Schulenburg, formerly a principal at US firm Hudson Clean Energy Partners, has joined 3i Infrastructure as a London-based director.
Von der Schulenburg will focus on originating and executing economic infrastructure deals, primarily in the energy sector and German-speaking region. At Hudson, where he spent eight years, von der Schulenburg was part of the leadership team running a global $1.5 billion portfolio of private equity and infrastructure funds targeting renewable energy and energy efficiency. He was also part of the investment committee of Hudson's infrastructure fund.
3i Infrastructure has been busy on the fundraising and deal fronts recently. On the latter, it has clinched over €360 million of investments since 31 March, including commitments to Wireless Infrastructure Group, the UK's second-largest communications infrastructure provider; TCR, Europe's biggest independent asset manager of airport ground support equipment; Valorem, a leading French renewables developer; and a small investment in the Netherlands' Hart van Zuid greenfield PPP project.
The investments add to the £2.4 billion ($3.1 billion; €2.9 billion) of assets under management 3i Infrastructure had as at 31 March.
In June, 3i Infrastructure also raised £385 million in what a spokesman described as “the largest fundraise in the UK listed infrastructure space since 3i Infrastructure's IPO in 2007”. The firm said it would use approximately £230 million of the oversubscribed fundraise to pay for its recent investments in Wireless Infrastructure Group and TCR.