Business Wire

I Squared Capital Appoints a New Fund Partner and a New Senior Policy Advisor

Share

The Management Committee of I Squared Capital is pleased to announce that two dynamic industry veterans are joining our global team. Damian Darragh is joining as a Fund Partner for the ISQ Global Infrastructure Equity Funds covering renewables and the energy transition in the U.S. and Europe, bringing the total number of I Squared Capital partners to twelve. Tito Vidaurri is joining as a Senior Policy Advisor focusing on Mexican investment opportunities, as well as Latin America more broadly.

Sadek Wahba, Chairman and Managing Partner of I Squared Capital said, “This is an exciting time in the history of I Squared Capital as our platform and team continue to expand. We are truly excited to have Damian and Tito join us as we seek to identify unique opportunities across regions and sectors. Damian will be integral in our pursuit of energy transition investments and Tito will lead our coverage of Mexico and Latin America. I have known and worked alongside both of them for many years and cannot think of better people for these key roles.”

With over 25 years of experience in both fund-side and portfolio company leadership, Damian Darragh has a distinguished track record across the energy, waste management and transport sectors, with a particular focus on renewables and the energy transition. He developed four power companies over his career: Infinis and Conrad Energy in the UK, RTR in Italy, and Everpower in the U.S., with a combined enterprise value of over $5 billion. These businesses grew to strong market positions with onshore wind, solar photovoltaic, hydropower, landfill gas, peaking generation, and battery storage power plants. No stranger to I Squared Capital, Damian has worked alongside the team for the last six years, including the acquisition of Viridian (now known as Energia) and launching Conrad Energy as a new infrastructure platform to provide critical, fast-response and highly flexible generation capacity to the electrical grid in the UK.

Tito Vidaurri’s career spans nearly forty years starting in Mexico’s Ministry of Finance where, as deputy director in the department of Financial Planning, he was involved in some of the negotiations of the country’s foreign debt. He has held various leadership positions over the years including heading Morgan Stanley’s Northern Latin America investment banking, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Deutsche Bank Mexico, and later Chairman of the Board and CEO of Bank of America and Merrill Lynch in Mexico. More recently he was the Mexico Country Head for EIG Global Energy Partners, where he originated several investment opportunities including renewable power projects in the country. He is also an independent board member of Invex Controladora, a leading financial group in Mexico.

In our tenth anniversary year, I Squared now has over $34 billion in assets under management. With this growth comes the need for additional resources across the firm. Over the past six months, 19 professionals have joined across various groups including ten on the investment team and nine in other functions. Over the course of 2022 and beyond, we look to add significant resources, including investment professionals in the U.S., Latin America, Europe, and Asia, as well as the Credit and InfraTech platforms.

About I Squared Capital: I Squared Capital is an independent global infrastructure investment manager with over $34 billion in assets under management focusing on utilities, digital infrastructure, energy, transport and social infrastructure in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Headquartered in Miami, the firm also has offices in Hong Kong, London, New Delhi, Singapore, and Taipei.

To view this piece of content from cts.businesswire.com, please give your consent at the top of this page.

Contact information

I Squared Capital
Andreas Moon
Partner and Head of Investor Relations
+1 (786) 693-5739
andreas.moon@isquaredcapital.com

Media Contact: Brunswick Group
Alex Yankus / Clare Pickett
+1 (347) 477-7475
isquared@brunswickgroup.com

About Business Wire

Business Wire
Business Wire
24 Martin Lane
EC4R 0DR London

+44 20 7626 1982http://www.businesswire.co.uk

(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.

Subscribe to releases from Business Wire

Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from Business Wire

Biognosys Announces Appointment of Beat Lüthi, Ph.D., as independent Board Director19.5.2022 14:00:00 CEST | Press release

Biognosys, a leader in next-generation proteomics solutions for life science research and drug development, announced today the appointment of Beat Lüthi, Ph.D., as Board Director. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220519005079/en/ Beat Lüthi, Ph.D. – Biognosys' Newly Appointed Board Director. (Photo: Business Wire) Dr. Lüthi is Chief Executive Officer of CTC Analytics AG, a privately owned Swiss company leading in automation and advanced laboratory sample handling solutions for the pharmaceutical, life science, chemical, environmental, and food & flavor industries. Additionally, he holds several Board of Directors mandates in public firms, including Chairman of Inficon Group, Vice Chairman of Straumann Group, and Board Member of Skan AG. Dr. Lüthi holds an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from ETH Zurich and completed an International Executive Program at the INSEAD Busines

Inversago Pharma Presents Data on INV-202 in Diabetic Nephropathy at the ERA 2022 Congress19.5.2022 14:00:00 CEST | Press release

Inversago Pharma Inc. (“Inversago”), a clinical stage biotech company with a unique portfolio of CB1 inverse agonists, announces the presentation of preclinical data at the 59th Congress of the European Renal Association (ERA), the largest annual nephrology meeting in Europe, currently held in Paris, France. These data show that INV-202, the company’s lead peripheral CB1 blocker, reduced renal injury in a murine model of Streptozotocin (STZ)-induced Diabetes. More specifically, INV-202 reduced glomerular injury, renal fibrosis and injury to proximal tubular epithelial cells, and also preserved podocyte structure and function. In particular, there was a marked, dose-dependent reduction in albuminuria in this model of diabetes and associated kidney injury. “The study showed that treatment with INV-202 reduced the progression of nephropathy in STZ-induced diabetic mice. Improvements in kidney size, function, and renal matrix remodeling, with corresponding gene expression were noted with b

Grovara Partners with Dubai Global Connect, Establishes Middle East HQ and Showroom19.5.2022 13:00:00 CEST | Press release

Grovara, the easy global wholesale experience, announces it has signed a lease agreement and become formally incorporated to do business in Dubai as part of a partnership with Dubai Global Connect (DGC), a permanent wholesale market that facilitates business between international buyers and sellers. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220519005017/en/ Grovara and Dubai Global Connect cemented their partnership on April 26, 2022 at DGC's new Visitor Centre in Dubai. Standing, from left are Grovara Sales Director Eugenia Schlitter, Grovara Executive Chairman David Pottruck, Grovara Chief Innovation Officer/Co-founder Peter Groverman, Dubai Global Connect Food Business Development Lead Badreddine Soukarie, and Grovara VP of Global Supply Chain Juliana Rogenski; Seated, from left are Dubai Global Connect Head of Business Development Paul Boots and Grovara CEO/Co-founder Abu Kamara. (Photo: Business Wire) The partnersh

Zilliant Launches Quick Start Program to Speed Time to Value and First Quick Start Package, Transforming How Companies Manage Pricing in Response to Inflation19.5.2022 13:00:00 CEST | Press release

Zilliant, the industry leader in intelligent end-to-end pricing solutions and sales guidance software, today announced its Zilliant Quick Start Program, which enables significantly faster deployment times for its software and faster time-to-value for customers. The first Quick Start package of this transformative program is Zilliant Quick Start for Global and Country Price Lists, which is available beginning today. In the past, deploying price optimization and management software may have seemed time intensive or difficult to implement. As a direct result, pricing and commercial teams rely on spreadsheets to manage pricing, sales operations and commercial functions, a method that is insufficient to respond to today’s volatile market conditions. The Zilliant Quick Start program flips this paradigm, offering packaged solutions to address specific pricing and sales challenges, each of which can be up and running within the span of three to eight weeks, work seamlessly with each other on t

Eaton Introduces DC-DC Converters for 48-Volt Commercial Vehicle Architectures19.5.2022 12:30:00 CEST | Press release

Power management company Eaton today introduced a family of 48-volt DC-DC converters for diesel-powered commercial vehicles that can be used to power accessories such as antilock brakes and lighting. Unlike competitive offerings, Eaton’s DC-DC converters are operational in ambient temperatures up to 85 degrees Celsius and boast 97% design efficiency. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220519005093/en/ Eaton’s family of 48-volt DC-DC converters can be used to power accessories such as antilock brakes and lighting and are operational in ambient temperatures up to 85 degrees Celsius. (Graphic: Business Wire) “DC-DC converters are an essential part of our eMobility product portfolio and are used in a variety of vehicle applications,” said Ben Karrer, director, Technology Development, Eaton’s eMobility business. “Many commercial vehicle manufacturers are transitioning to 48-volt architectures, so having the ability to