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First Reserve Bolsters Infrastructure Team

Investment firm First Reserve Corp. has added to its infrastructure team, naming Eduard Ruijs as a director and Ed Fidler as vice president. Both will be based in London. Ruijs joins from NIBC Infrastructure Partners. Fidler was previously associate director of Macquarie Capital Funds.

First Reserve Corporation, a leading global private investment firm with a single focus in the energy and natural resource industries, has further strengthened its infrastructure investment capabilities with the appointment of Eduard Ruijs as a Director and Ed Fidler as Vice President in the infrastructure investment team. They will both be based in London.

Eduard Ruijs joins First Reserve from NIBC Infrastructure Partners in London, where he was an Investment Director and Partner responsible for investing the NIBC European Infrastructure Fund. Prior to that, he was a Principal with the European Energy Practice of The Boston Consulting Group in London. He has experience in conventional and renewable power generation, as well as energy distribution and storage infrastructure.

Ed Fidler brings extensive expertise having served as Associate Director of Macquarie Capital Funds, where he focused on European Infrastructure Funds. Previously, he served as Strategy Manager at AMEC PLC.

Commenting on the appointments, Mark Florian, Managing Director of First Reserve Energy Infrastructure, said “We are delighted with these senior appointments which will further add to the strength and depth of our infrastructure team. Eduard and Ed’s combined expertise in energy, infrastructure and asset management is complementary to our investment origination, execution and portfolio management capabilities.”

About First Reserve Corporation
First Reserve is a leading private investment firm in the energy and natural resource industries, making both private equity and infrastructure investments throughout the energy value chain. For 28 years, it has invested solely in the global energy industry, and has developed a preeminent franchise, utilizing its broad base of specialized energy industry knowledge as a competitive advantage. The firm is currently investing its most recent private equity fund, which closed in 2009 at approximately US $9 billion and its most recent infrastructure fund which closed in 2011 at approximately US $1.2 billion. First Reserve invests strategically across a wide range of energy industry sectors, developing a portfolio that is diversified across the energy value chain, backing talented management teams and building value by building companies.