Equis Group (Equis), Asia's largest independent infrastructure private equity manager, has appointed Mark Warner as partner, to be located in the Singapore office.
Warner will take responsibility for the management functions of Equis and take a primary role in Equis' future fund-raising initiatives.
Prior to Equis, Warner spent 11 years at the University of Texas/Texas A&M Management Company (Utimco), based in Austin Texas. At Utimco, Warner served in various capacities including interim CEO/CIO and senior managing director. Warner was responsible for developing the firm's successful private natural resources, emerging markets and co-investment strategies. Prior to Utimco, Warner served as a director at Enron Capital and Trade Resources where he worked on the trading floor structuring complex commodity derivative transactions and subsequently leading a variety of energy-linked project and corporate equity investments.
David Russell, partner and co-founder of Equis comments, "Following a number of significant and successful divestments including the sale of the Equis Energy portfolio to Global Infrastructure Partners, we have identified significant new investment and growth opportunities and Mark's appointment to the partnership will significantly strengthen our operational capability and our ability to facilitate and manage such growth."
He adds, "As a limited partner and member of our advisory committee since our inception, Mark has had the unique opportunity to witness our investment model and growth firsthand, and therefore it is particularly pleasing to welcome Mark and his appointment serves as further validation of our strategy within the Asian infrastructure sector."