Ian Harding has over 18 years of experience in acquiring, structuring, financing and disposing of infrastructure projects and companies, primarily in Europe. His experience covers transactions across a broad range of infrastructure sectors including power generation, water and wastewater, renewable energy (wind and hydro), roads, ports, rail & light rail, airports and PFI/PPP transactions.
Ian was a member of the team that founded Arcus in 2009 and, since inception, has headed the Debt & Treasury and the Origination Team. As well as being responsible for investment origination strategy, Ian has recently worked on the execution of the asset management strategy for several of the assets of the Fund, including the offer for all outstanding shares (2012) and take private (2013) of Brisa, the equity financing and subsequent sell down for Forth (2011) and several M&A transactions and refinancings for the Euroports group (2010-2013). Ian has been a member of the Fund’s Investment Committee since 2009 and currently sits on the Board of Euroports.
Prior to Arcus, Ian was at Babcock & Brown, where he worked extensively on renewable energy transactions in Portugal, France and Spain (2002-2009), Citigroup (1998-2002) and NM Rothschild & Sons Limited (1996-1998) where he completed many successful transactions across all areas of infrastructure.
Ian holds an MA in Economics from Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge (1993-1996).