EY-Parthenon has announced the appointment of Infrastructure specialist, Francois-Xavier Delenclos.
Francois-Xavier joins EY-Parthenon as a Partner and will focus on serving Infrastructure investors in the Private Equity team, including pension, infrastructure and sovereign wealth funds across the transport, energy and telecommunications sectors.
He brings strategy consulting and executive experience and joins from the Private Equity practice of a leading management consultancy. Prior to that he was Group Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Business Development at AP Moller Maersk where he led a team in charge of M&A and Corporate Strategy in the infrastructure business covering ports and logistics. There he gained experience in M&A and divestments in multiple geographies in the Americas, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
He initially trained at McKinsey in Europe before joining their China office in 2005 to lead a variety of engagements for Private Equity investors and leading Infrastructure companies.
In his new role at EY-Parthenon, Francois-Xavier will work with clients to develop investment and growth strategies, improve the performance of portfolio companies and restructure and rationalise portfolios. He will also support clients evaluating new investment opportunities with an integrated ‘commercial – financial – tax – operational’ due diligence offer, leveraging the wider EY capabilities.
Francois-Xavier said: “I’m passionate about infrastructure investing and am excited to join EY-Parthenon to accelerate the development of our services for investors and managers of infrastructure assets. The asset class continues to attract investors looking for resilient risk-adjusted returns. I look forward to working with our clients to help them overcome their challenges and make the most of the opportunities ahead of them.”
Steve Ivermee, EY UK&I Managing Partner, Strategy and Transactions, said: “I am delighted to welcome Francois-Xavier to expand the team at a senior level. His corporate and consulting expertise in supporting transactions and delivering tangible value to large infrastructure clients are a great addition to our existing capabilities. We recognise, both in the UK and globally, the importance of this asset class and are focused on delivering exceptional service to infrastructure investors, for their financial, tax, commercial, strategic and operational issues.”