Leading independent infrastructure investment manager Whitehelm Capital today announces the appointment of Nick Stockdale as Deputy Head of Infrastructure Debt. Mr Stockdale will join the firm on 13 June and in his new role will be focused on origination and execution of new investment opportunities as well as capital raising, working closely with Alexander Waller, Head of Infrastructure Debt at Whitehelm Capital.
Mr Stockdale who has over 20 years of experience in financial markets, was previously Head of Export & Structured Finance at Barclays Investment Bank. Since joining Barclays in 2000, he held a number of senior roles across the investment banking business focused on debt financing, and in particular, structured finance transactions in the infrastructure sector. Mr Stockdale holds both legal and accounting qualifications as well as a BSc Chemistry & Law and BA Law from the University of Exeter.
The infrastructure debt team has closed numerous investments to date, including cornerstone investments in the Alpha Trains subordinated loan, TDF subordinated acquisition loan and Autovia del Noroeste senior bond.
Other debt investments include Sydney Airport, Dampier-to-Bunbury Pipeline and APA. Since its inception, Whitehelm Capital has invested over A$1.3bn in infrastructure debt, earning a return of over 10% per annum.
Speaking about the new hire, Mr Waller said: “I am delighted that Nick has joined the team at Whitehelm. He has a unique breadth and depth of experience in infrastructure developed over several market cycles. His arrival will enhance our offering to investors and broaden our origination and execution reach.”
Graham Matthews, Chief Investment Officer, Whitehelm Capital, commented: “We have ambitious plans for our debt business, and Nick has the right calibre and background to make a substantial contribution to our success. The firm is excited to have him on board.”