French infrastructure fund manager Antin Infrastructure Partners has hired Angelika Schöchlin as a partner. Schöchlin joins from the Frankfurt office of London-based private equity firm Terra Firma, where she was a director.
At Terra Firma, Schöchlin worked on several high-profile deals including the €6.5 billion merger of real estate firms Deutsche Annington and Viterra in 2005. In total, she has 12 years’ experience in principal investing and corporate finance and had a spell at Goldman Sachs prior to Terra Firma.
Schöchlin joins five existing partners – Alain Rauscher, Mark Crosbie, Mélanie Biessy, Charles Dupont and Stéphane Ifker – in Antin’s 15-strong team of professionals.
Last October, Antin closed its debut fund on €1.1 billion, beating a target of €1 billion. The ten-year, closed-end fund focuses on acquiring unlisted, brownfield assets located in the Eurozone and has a target internal rate of return of 15 percent.
Antin has also announced the promotion of Guillaume Friedel to vice president. Friedel joined Antin in 2008 having previously worked in the M&A and private equity teams at Credit Suisse in London.