Macquarie Capital bolsters European team

Jean-Marc Janailhac will serve as a senior advisor to the Australian firm’s head of infrastructure, utilities and renewables.

Macquarie Capital has hired water, waste and clean energy expert Jean-Marc Janailhac to strengthen its European infrastructure and renewables business.

Janailhac will serve as a senior advisor to Mark Dooley, Macquarie's head of infrastructure, utilities and renewables. Dooley said the hire will help strengthen the firm's expertise in the European infrastructure market, especially in the new recruit's homeland.

“[Janailhac's] knowledge and insight into the European energy and infrastructure market, particularly in France and with the French sponsors community, will bring immense value as we continue to support the needs of infrastructure investors and borrowers,” Dooley said in a statement.

Janailhac has over two decades of experience working with utilities and in the environment sector. He is currently chief executive of SFIC Development and a board member of Greentech Energy Systems, based in Denmark. He was previously chief executive of a water treatment company in Italy.

In June, Macquarie emerged as a potential bidder for a £230.2 million ($332 million; €298 million) transmission project to install the undersea cables that will carry power generated by the 210MW Burbo Bank Extension Offshore Wind Farm.