Mazars adds two new partners amid infra growth

The firm promotes Ben Morris in London and Haydn Palliser in New York as it strengthens team.

Financial advisory firm Mazars has added two new partners in London and New York to its growing infrastructure team.

London-based Ben Morris will lead the company’s financial advisory and valuation services in the infrastructure and energy sectors. Morris has been working In Mazars’ wider infrastructure team since March 2015, having initially joined its renewable energy finance business three years earlier.

Across the Atlantic, Mazars has also promoted Haydn Palliser to partner, having previously led the financial modelling business and acted as co-head of Americas infrastructure finance. Palliser has been part of Mazars for just over a year, joining the firm when it acquired Corality Financial Group, boosting its infrastructure modelling, valuation and advisory services.

The Mazars Global Infrastructure Finance team has valued more than £1.5 billion ($1.9 billion; €1.6 billion) of infrastructure investments over the past 12 months. It has also closed more than £300 million transactions as lead financial advisor in that period, including on a £20 million rooftop solar deal backed by the Pensions Infrastructure Platform late last year.