CVC hires Macquarie infrastructure’s head of energy transition Jiri Zrust

Zrust's appointment reflects CVC's increasing focus on investment opportunities within the broad infrastructure space along with growing emphasis on energy transition.

CVC hired Jiri Zrust, senior managing director with Macquarie’s infrastructure business, as partner and head of infrastructure. Zrust will start with CVC in March. Zrust’s appointment reflects CVC’s increasing focus on investment opportunities within the broad infrastructure space along with growing emphasis on energy transition. Zrust most recently worked at Macquarie as a senior managing director and head of energy transition, leading country coverage and origination across infrastructure and real assets in Europe. Before, he worked for 17 years in the transport and logistics sector.

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CVC has further strengthened the expertise in its Strategic Opportunities strategy with the appointment of Jiri Zrust as Partner and Head of Infrastructure.

Jiri joins from Macquarie Group’s infrastructure funds business in London where he spent 10 years. Most recently he was a Senior Managing Director and Head of Energy Transition and was leading country coverage and origination across infrastructure and real assets in Europe. Before joining Macquarie, he worked for 17 years in the transport and logistics sector. Jiri will join in March 2022.

CVC’s Strategic Opportunities platform invests in high-quality, stable businesses with longer investment horizons. The strategy focuses on corporate private equity investments with a lower risk profile and often partners with founding families or foundations looking for a long-term partner.

Jiri’s appointment reflects an increasing strategic emphasis now being placed on investment opportunities within the broader infrastructure space coupled with a growing interest within CVC for energy transition.

Lorne Somerville, Managing Partner, Co-Chair and Co-Head of CVC Strategic Opportunities said: “I’m delighted that Jiri will join us to lead our infrastructure-plus investment platform. This is a key component of CVC Strategic Opportunities as it expands its focus. His experience and track record will prove invaluable in driving the growth of this strategic pillar.”

Jiri Zrust, added: “CVC Strategic Opportunities has a great team and investment track record and I am looking forward to adding value across the whole strategy. It is particularly exciting to be able broaden CVC’s focus on new investment opportunities in the cross-over between infrastructure and core private equity as well as in the energy transition space.”

About CVC Capital Partners

CVC is a leading private equity and investment advisory firm with a network of 25 offices throughout Europe, Asia and the US, with approximately US$125 billion of assets under management. Since its founding in 1981, CVC has secured commitments in excess of US$165 billion from some of the world’s leading institutional investors across its private equity and credit strategies. Funds managed or advised by CVC are invested in more than 100 companies worldwide, which have combined annual sales of over US$100 billion and employ more than 450,000 people. For further information about CVC please visit: www.cvc.com

About CVC Strategic Opportunities

The CVC Strategic Opportunities platform was established in response to growing demand from large investors to be able to invest longer term in stable, high-quality businesses. The platform provides partnership capital to make control, co-control and minority investments in companies with a longer term return profile and a secure capital structure, across both the private and public markets. for further information about CVC Strategic Opportunities please visit: https://www.cvc.com/strategic-opportunities.