Ridgewood Infrastructure LLC has named Ryan Stewart as a managing director. Previously, Stewart worked at Fortress Investment Group where he was a managing director.
NEW YORK, March 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Ridgewood Infrastructure LLC, a leading infrastructure investor in the U.S. lower middle market, today announced that Ryan Stewart has joined the firm as Managing Director. As a senior member of the Ridgewood Infrastructure team, Mr. Stewart will focus on leading transactions throughout the investment cycle.
Mr. Stewart joins Ridgewood Infrastructure from Fortress Investment Group, where he was a Managing Director and led numerous investments across infrastructure industry verticals. “We are delighted to welcome Ryan to Ridgewood Infrastructure,” said Ross Posner, Managing Partner. “Ryan is an experienced and very well-respected infrastructure investor whose abilities to identify investment opportunities and drive operational value align well with our strategy and culture.”
Prior to working at Fortress, Mr. Stewart was an investment professional in J.P. Morgan’s infrastructure private equity fund, where he worked directly with Michael Albrecht, a Partner at Ridgewood Infrastructure. “Ryan and I have known each other for more than a decade, and I am thrilled to be working with him again,” said Albrecht.
“Ryan is a great addition to our team and will hit the ground running to create value on behalf of our investors,” added Posner.
About Ridgewood Infrastructure
Ridgewood Infrastructure invests in water and other essential infrastructure in the U.S. lower middle market. Illustrative portfolio investments include the Vista Ridge Regional Water Supply Project — an essential, long‐term contracted 142‐mile water pipeline, which is expected to supply the city of San Antonio, Texas with approximately 20% of its fresh water — and Undine, LLC, which owns and operates regulated water and wastewater regulated utilities in several major U.S. markets. The firm is part of the affiliated Ridgewood Companies, a leading real asset investment manager currently managing more than $5 billion in total capital and commitments focused on investments in infrastructure and energy.