Pantheon expands infra team

The London-based investment firm, which is currently raising its third secondaries infrastructure fund, added Richard Sem as a partner and two others.

Pantheon Group, a London-based investment firm, has expanded its global infrastructure and real assets team, adding three people including a partner to the group.

Richard Sem, who comes from FCS Capital Partners, was appointed partner within the group, while Tatjana Van Vloten was named vice president. Radhika Patel will also join the team as an analyst, with all three working out of the London office.

Sem has experience in the transport and energy sectors, working in Europe, Australia, Canada and Latin America. He previously worked as a director of infrastructure for InfraRed Capital Partners before joining FCS in 2015. Van Vloten comes from IFM Investors, where she was a senior associate on the firm’s direct investment team. Patel comes from Accenture Consulting.

The hires come as Pantheon is fundraising for its third secondaries infrastructure fund, targeting $1.2 billion. The fund, which has already received $40 million commitments each from the UK’s Surrey County Council Pension Fund and the US-based Tacoma Employees’ Retirement System, will focus on infrastructure secondaries and co-investments in developed markets.

Andrea Echberg, who heads the European infrastructure and real assets team, said the firm “continues to grow in step with the buoyant dealflow we are currently seeing across all geographic markets”.

Pantheon, which holds around $35.2 billion in assets under management, launched its global infrastructure platform in 2009. The firm’s global infrastructure and real assets team manages around $5 billion of assets.