London, 16 December 2019
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (“MIRA”) today announced the appointment of Ms. Anna Elmfeldt as Managing Director and Head of Nordics.
Reporting to Jiri Zrust, Head of Country Coverage and Origination for MIRA in Europe, Ms. Elmfeldt will be responsible for identifying new investment opportunities in the Nordics for MIRA’s suite of infrastructure and real asset funds. Ms. Elmfeldt will also oversee asset management activities and engagement with stakeholders for MIRA across the region.
Leigh Harrison, Head of MIRA EMEA, said: “We have been an investor in the Nordics for more than 15 years and today manage critical infrastructure businesses in Denmark, Finland and Sweden. Anna’s appointment represents an exciting opportunity to deepen our commitment to the region – utilising Anna’s deep understanding of Nordic markets and significant experience in the infrastructure sector to further grow our local investment portfolio and relationships.”
Ms. Elmfeldt has more than 17 years of experience in corporate finance and advisory services and joins MIRA from PwC where she was most recently Head of Energy, Utilities and Resources. Ms. Elmfeldt led PwC’s infrastructure deals team, overseeing mergers and acquisitions, valuations and privatisation processes. Before joining PwC Ms. Elmfeldt was a director at ICECAPITAL Securities, an independent banking and real estate private equity firm active across the Nordics.
Ms. Elmfeldt is a founding member and Chair of Kraftkvinnorna, a networking association for women working in Sweden’s energy sector. Founded in 2015, Kraftkvinnorna champions female representation and leadership and has approximately 500 members.
Anna’s appointment follows two significant acquisitions for MIRA in the Nordics. In 2018, a MIRA-led consortium acquired TDC A/S – the largest telecommunications provider in Denmark. Later that year, another MIRA-led consortium acquired Elenia – Finland’s second largest electricity distribution network. Since 2004, MIRA has also actively managed Arlanda Express – the sole rail link connecting Stockholm to Sweden’s largest airport.
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) is one of the world’s leading alternative asset managers. For more than twenty-five years, MIRA has partnered with investors, governments and communities to manage, develop and enhance assets relied on by more than 100 million people each day. As at 30 September 2019, MIRA managed approximately €124 billion in assets that are essential to the sustainable development of economies and communities, including; 156 portfolio businesses, ~600 properties and 4.7 million hectares of farmland.
MIRA is a part of Macquarie Asset Management, the asset management arm of Macquarie Group, a diversified financial group providing clients with asset management and finance, banking, advisory and risk and capital solutions across debt, equity and commodities. Founded in 1969, Macquarie employs over 15,700 people and is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX:MQG).
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