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Adrian Lenning, CFA

Infrastructure | Direct investments | Asset Management | Board Member | Distressed Situations | Fundraising | EU & LatAm
Expert ($199.00 BRL/hour)
GERENTE EXECUTIVO - STRATEGY, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND M&A @ INVEPAR

I really enjoy helping younger professionals excelling in their career. Myself, I have 13 years of experience from M&A and private equity, especially focused on infrastructure, spanning across 5 countries and two continents (Norway, Italy, Luxembourg, Brazil and Portugal). Happy to provide advice and guidance on anything within my areas of expertise, be it M&A, private equity investing, fundraising and infrastructure funds, board of director roles, or about making an international career and succeeding in work and life within a new culture (Brazil/Norway/Italy/Luxembourg).

- Investment professional with 13 years of experience from private equity and corporate finance - Sector focus: Infrastructure (toll roads, airports, rail / mobility, renewables) - International experience: lived and worked in Norway, Italy, Luxembourg and Brazil - Fluent in English, Norwegian (+Swedish/Danish) and Portuguese, as well as business proficient in Italian and Spanish - Board member at several companies in Norway, Spain, Portugal and Brazil - CFA charterholder - Currently enjoying a sabbatical in Portugal

Skills

INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDS CARREIRA FORA DO BRASIL FUNDRAISING PITCH AND PRESENTATIONS MERGES AND ADQUISITIONS

Languages

Portuguese English Norwegian Swedish Danish Italian

Education

  • Master's Degree in ECONOMICS AND FINANCE @ Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) ( 2000 - 2005 )

Professional experience

  • GERENTE EXECUTIVO - STRATEGY, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND M&A @ INVEPAR (2014 - Current)

    INVEPAR IS THE INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT VEHICLE OF BRAZIL'S THREE LARGEST PENSION FUNDS (PREVI, PETROS AND FUNCEF). ITS CURRENT PORTFOLIO COMPRISES CA. 2.000 KMS OF TOLL ROADS, SOUTH AMERICA'S LARGEST AIRPORT, BRAZIL'S LARGEST PRIVATE SUBWAY SYSTEM AND BRAZIL'S FIRST LIGHT RAIL SYSTEM. I WAS AN EXECUTIVE MANAGER WITH INVEPAR'S CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT TEAM, FOCUSING ON STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT AND M&A. IT HAS BEEN A STRATEGIC AND VISIBLE ROLE, AS INVEPAR WENT THROUGH A CHALLENGING TURN-AROUND PROCESS BETWEEN 2015 AND 2018, INVOLVING A PORTFOLIO RESTRUCTURING, DIVESTMENTS AND CAPITAL RAISING. I WAS ALSO NOMINATED BOARD MEMBER AT INVEPAR'S PORTFOLIO COMPANY VLT CARIOCA, THE OPERATOR OF RIO DE JANEIRO'S LIGHT RAIL SYSTEM.

  • BOARD MEMBER (ALTERNATE) @ VLT CARIOCA (2017 - 2018)

    VLT CARIOCA IS THE CONCESSIONAIRE AND OPERATOR OF THE RIO DE JANEIRO LIGHT RAIL SYSTEM CONNECTING THE PORT REGION OF RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, WITH THE CITY'S FINANCIAL CENTRE AND THE SANTOS DUMONT AIRPORT. BOARD MEMBER DURING THE IMPLEMENTATION PHASE OF VLT CARIOCA (2 LINES OPERATIONAL AND THIRD LINE UNDER CONSTRUCTION). WORKED CLOSELY WITH INVEPAR'S JV PARTNERS AND THE VLT MANAGEMENT TEAM ON ISSUES SUCH AS RECAPITALIZATION, NETWORK EXPANSION, COST REDUCTIONS AND GUARANTEE PACKAGE (PPP WITH PUBLIC COUNTERPART IN ECONOMIC DISTRESS).

  • BOARD MEMBER @ FOTOSOLARIUM (2013 - 2014)

    JOINT VENTURE BETWEEN CUBE INFRASTRUCTURE FUND AND THE FRENCH UTILITY EDF-EN, OWNING AND OPERATING A PORTFOLIO OF PV PLANTS IN SPAIN.

  • BOARD MEMBER @ RENEWABLE POWER INTERNATIONAL (2013 - 2014)

    ONE OF THE LEADING INDEPENDENT OPERATORS OF SMALL SCALE HYDROPOWER CONCESSIONS IN SPAIN AND PORTUGUAL. RPIPE OWNS AND OPERATES THIRTEEN SPANISH AND SEVEN PORTUGUESE HYDRO POWER PLANTS (“HPP”) TOTALING C 90 MW OF OPERATING CAPACITY. THE COMPANY IS A JOINT VENTURE BETWEEN CUBE INFRASTRUCTURE FUND, THE FRENCH PRIVATE EQUITY FUND DEMETER PARTNERS AND TWO SPANISH FAMILY OFFICES. BOARD MEMBER DURING A PERIOD IN WHICH THE SPANISH RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR GOT IMPACTED BY SEVERE REGULATORY CHANGES AND THE SHAREHOLDERS INITIATED AN INTERNATIONAL ARBITRAGE PROCESS

  • INVESTMENT MANAGER @ CUBE INFRASTRUCTURE FUND (2011 - 2014)

    CUBE INFRASTRUCTURE FUND IS A €1.08 BILLION FUND INCORPORATED IN LUXEMBOURG. CUBE IS A BROWNFIELD INFRASTRUCTURE FUND FOCUSING ON REGULATED ASSETS ACROSS EUROPE. TO DATE, THE FUND HAS MADE 13 INVESTMENTS IN SECTORS SUCH AS ENERGY SERVICES, ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, PUBLIC TRANSPORT, RENEWABLE ENERGY AND TELECOM. I WAS FOCUSING ON INVESTMENTS IN THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND RENEWABLE ENERGY SPACE, INCLUDING CUBE'S PORTFOLIO COMPANIES, BOREAL TRANSPORT (DIVESTED), GROUPE EUROTUNNEL (DIVESTED), RPI AND FOTOSOLARIUM. BOARD MEMBER OF BOREAL, RPI AND FOTOSOLARIUM. I WAS ALSO SUPPORTING FUNDRAISING INITIATIVES WITH A GLOBAL COVERAGE (EX. GERMANY AND FRANCE)

  • BOARD MEMBER @ BOREAL TRANSPORT (2011 - 2014)

    BOREAL TRANSPORT IS ONE OF THE LEADING PUBLIC TRANSPORT OPERATORS IN NORWAY, WITH A LONG-STANDING PRESENCE IN BUS, FERRY AND TRAM TRANSPORT. THE GROUP OPERATES 35 FERRIES AND FAST FERRIES, APPROXIMATELY 750 BUSES, 5 TRAMS AND HAS CLOSE TO 2,000 EMPLOYEES. EVERY YEAR, SOME 36.5 MILLION PASSENGERS TRAVEL WITH BOREAL. BOARD MEMBER AND WORKED CLOSELY WITH THE BOREAL MANAGEMENT TEAM DURING A PERIOD IN WHICH COMPANY WENT FROM BEING A PART OF AN INTERNATIONAL GROUP (VEOLIA TRANSPORT) TO BECOME A STAND-ALONE OPERATOR. DURING THE PERIOD BOREAL ACHIEVED SUBSTANTIAL EBITDA GROWTH THROUGH NEW TENDER WINS, COST REDUCTIONS AND ADD-ON ACQUISITIONS.

  • MANAGER - CORPORATE FINANCE / M&A @ PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS (2005 - 2011)

    MANAGER WITHIN PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS' ITALIAN MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS TEAM, ADVISING BOTH CORPORATE AND INSTITUTIONAL CLIENTS ACROSS A BROAD RANGE OF INDUSTRIES WITH A PARTICULAR FOCUS ON THE SECTORS ENERGY/RENEWABLES AND INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS. CURRENT ROLE INVOLVES THE DAY-TO-DAY MANAGEMENT OF ENGAGEMENTS; INTERFACING WITH CLIENTS AND COUNTERPARTS, TARGET/BUYER IDENTIFICATION, REDACTION AND QA OF IMS AND OTHER SALE MATERIAL, MODELING AND NEGOTIATIONS.