Campbell Lutyens Appoints Partners

Global advisory firm Campbell Lutyens has appointed James Wardlaw as a partner. He will head Campbell Lutyens’ specialist infrastructure practice and will have responsibility for the firm’s relationships with institutional investors in infrastructure worldwide, across the full capital structure spectrum of debt and equity, as well as having responsibility for secondary infrastructure transactions.

PRESS RELEASE

Campbell Lutyens is pleased to announce that James Wardlaw will be joining the firm today as a Partner. James will head Campbell Lutyens’ specialist infrastructure practice in order to develop further Campbell Lutyens’ leadership position in this sector. James will have responsibility for the firm’s relationships with many of the largest institutional investors in infrastructure worldwide, across the full capital structure spectrum of debt and equity, as well as having responsibility for secondary infrastructure transactions.
James brings to Campbell Lutyens 23 years of investment banking and financing experience, most recently with Goldman Sachs preceded by 3 years as an HM Treasury official. Over the past decade, he has been closely involved in a number of the UK’s largest infrastructure projects as well as several regulated industries, including LCR/HS1, the financing of Network Rail, Crossrail, Eurotunnel and the restructuring and subsequent acquisition of British Energy.
John Campbell, the Chairman of Campbell Lutyens, commented: “The recruitment of James reinforces the commitment of Campbell Lutyens to infrastructure as an asset class. Governments and regulators are central to the risks and reward of infrastructure investments. James’ understanding of how these constituencies work will benefit both us and our clients. James joins us at a time when our approach to both the placement of primary infrastructure funds and to intermediating the sale and purchase of established, secondary, infrastructure assets and funds continues to be both innovative and much in demand”.
James Wardlaw added: “This is a very exciting time to be joining Campbell Lutyens. The firm’s focus on its chosen specialisms of private equity and infrastructure within the broader class of alternative assets, gives me an excellent opportunity to build on and to contribute my experience. The infrastructure asset class offers to investors a wide range of different opportunities which can seriously contribute to enhancing asset and liability management.”
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About James Wardlaw
James Wardlaw (48) was most recently a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs where he was responsible for UK public sector coverage. Prior to this, he worked as an HM Treasury official from mid 2002 – 2005. Prior to joining HM Treasury, James worked for 17 years as a financing banker, first with County NatWest, then SG Warburg & Co. and finally with Merrill Lynch. During this time, his transactional experience encompassed companies and governments in 15 different countries around the world and included 2 years based in Sydney, Australia.
James co-authored with Professor Dieter Helm, a paper for the Policy Exchange called “Delivering a 21st Century Infrastructure for Britain”, published in September 2009. He also supported the Green Investment Bank Commission looking into the feasibility and role of an institution focused on the UK’s low carbon priorities. He has also been closely involved in the genesis of The Green Deal Finance Company, an aggregation vehicle to finance the UK Government’s Green Deal initiative.
Background Information
Campbell Lutyens was founded in 1988 and has evolved significantly into a leading, independent advisory firm specialising in all aspects of primary fund placement and secondary transactions in portfolios of funds and direct investments in private equity and infrastructure. The firm has a team of over sixty partners, advisory directors, executives and staff. It operates from three offices in London, New York and Hong Kong with team members also based in Chicago, Washington and the Middle East.
The firm is committed in its infrastructure activities to working with general partners, corporates and institutional investors worldwide to develop enhanced understanding of, and means of access to, the extensive range of different investment opportunities which the infrastructure sector offers. These activities parallel the very long established activities of Campbell Lutyens in the primary placement and secondary advisory fields of Private Equity.