Heimo Stauchner, former Head of the Financial Sponsors & Energy Group at Erste Group Bank AG, will join Amber’s investments team
London – 1 June 2020 – Amber Infrastructure Group (‘Amber’ or the ‘Group’), the specialist international infrastructure investment manager, has appointed Heimo Stauchner as a senior investment director.
In his new role, Heimo will take a leading role in sourcing opportunities in the energy sector across Amber’s mandates. Heimo will be based in Vienna, where Amber will shortly be opening an office.
Heimo is the former Managing Director and Head of the Financial Sponsors & Energy Group at Erste Group Bank AG. He has also held senior roles at OMV Group and at Bank Austria Creditanstalt, now part of UniCredit Group.
In Heimo’s previous roles, he advised sponsors on some of the largest infrastructure transactions in the Central and Eastern European (“CEE”) region. This background will particularly assist Amber’s CEE regional strategy following its appointment as investment advisor to the flagship Three Seas Initiative Investment Fund in February 2020.
Amanda Woods, Chief Investment Officer, Amber Infrastructure Group, said: “We are delighted to both welcome Heimo to our team and announce the opening of Amber’s ninth global office, in Vienna. Heimo brings a wealth of experience and will play a key role as Amber expands its team into new markets.”
Heimo Stauchner, Senior Investment Director, Amber Infrastructure Group, said: “Central and Eastern Europe holds a lot of promise for responsible infrastructure investors and managers like Amber, as the long-term structural demand for investment will only get bigger in the next decade. I am pleased to be joining Amber at such an exciting juncture for the Group.”
NOTES TO EDITORS
The Three Seas Initiative includes member states of Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia. The Three Seas Initiative Investment Fund reached an interim close of €520m in February 2020, with further closes due in 2020.
Amber Infrastructure Group
Amber Infrastructure (‘Amber’) is a specialist international investment manager, focused on investment origination, asset management and fund management. With over €4.5 billion in funds under management, Amber invests across six funds and a number of managed accounts. Amber’s core business focuses on sourcing, developing, advising, investing in and managing infrastructure assets across the public, transport, energy, digital and demographic infrastructure sectors that support the lives of people, homes and businesses internationally.
Amber is headquartered in London with offices in Europe, North America and Australia and employs approximately 130 infrastructure professionals.
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