Clayton, Allan join Astarte Capital Partners

Astarte Capital Partners said April 4 that Nick Clayton has joined as an investment director, while Shaun Allan joined as an investment associate. Clayton most recently worked for BlackRock while Allan was with RBC.



Astarte Capital Partners announces the appointments of Nick Clayton as Investment Director and Shaun Allan as Investment Associate in the investment team in London.

London, 4th April 2019 – Astarte Capital Partners, a specialist alternatives co-investment platform with a focus on value-add real asset strategies, announces two appointments to its London-based investment team.

The two new hires strengthen Astarte’s investment team and coincide with the firm’s expansion and strategic development. Astarte’s global team is based across London, Zurich, Sydney and New York.

Dr Stavros Siokos, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Astarte Capital Partners, said: “We are expanding our investment management team through the addition of two highly experienced professionals, both with strong track records in the real assets space. Over the last 18 months we have experienced strong growth across all lines of deal sourcing, execution and asset growing.”

“Since its inception in 2015 Astarte has been rapidly expanding in Europe, North America and Australia by forming strategic partnerships with experienced real asset operating teams in order to establish specialist asset managers in the areas of transportation, natural resources and thematic real estate. We are providing investors access to institutional-quality real asset strategies, utilizing the experience of highly skilled and experienced operating teams applying solid ESG principles.”

Nick Clayton
Investment Director

Nick has over ten years of experience in public and private real estate covering all aspects of investment and asset management across a wide range of sectors, structures and jurisdictions in Europe.

Prior to joining Astarte Capital Partners, Nick worked in fund management and investment at BlackRock and MGPA (formerly Macquarie Global Property Advisors) on opportunistic and value-add pan European real estate. Prior to joining MGPA, Nick worked for the boutique investment bank Oriel Securities (now Stifel) covering the real estate and retail sectors. Nick started his career at KPMG in financial advisory.

Nick holds a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford, is a qualified chartered accountant and holds the Investment Property Forum diploma from the University of Cambridge.

Shaun Allan
Investment Associate

Shaun joins Astarte from Royal Bank of Canada in London, where he spent almost two years advising on the buy side and sell side M&A transactions across the Utilities, Renewables and Transport sectors. He has specific deal experience in Midstream & Storage, Renewables and Airports.

Prior to RBC, he spent 18 months working at Deloitte Consulting in London with a focus on strategy and analytics projects.

Shaun holds a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Durham in the United Kingdom.


About Astarte Capital Partners:

Astarte is a global co-investment platform based across Europe, North America and Australia. The firm’s strategy is to partner with experienced real asset operators in order to establish specialist asset managers in different sub-sectors. Astarte invests as a long-term partner alongside seasoned operating teams in order to deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns while generating stable and growing cash flows for its investors. We combine our experience of building multi-billion niche asset management businesses with the know-how of established real asset operators with a strong track record in the specific sector.

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