Scottish venture capital specialist expands UK energy investment team, opens new Edinburgh branch

Adam Delaney
Adam Delaney
Romain Keyen
Romain Keyen

By DARA BUTTERFIELD

Venture capitalists Scottish Equity Partners has further expanded its infrastructure team with two new appointments to exploit new energy invetments.

The Glasgow-based company has appointed Romain Keyen as Associate and Adam Delaney as Director of Finance.

Keyen  will focus on originating and executing new energy infrastructure investments. He previously worked with BNP Paribas Clean Energy and Glennmont Partners where he was responsible for the acquisition of clean energy assets across Europe.

Delaney –  based in SEP’s newly-opened Edinburgh office –  will take responsibility for infrastructure fund accounting, as well as assuming the role of Finance Director for SEP’s utility infrastructure business, Indigo Pipelines. He previously worked with both Grant Thornton and Baker Tilly before moving into finance management across a number of infrastructure projects in the healthcare, education and defence sectors.

SEP’s experience in the energy industry includes working with Fotech solutions, gi energy, Green Highland, MTEM, powervation, smarter grid solutions, solarcentury, and vital energi.

The company has one of the largest and most experienced venture capital teams in Europe and since 2000, have raised five significant limited partnership funds all of which have been backed by blue chip institutional investors. As well as primary investment funds, they have partnered with Scottish power giant SSE and managed secondary and infrastructure finance funds focused mainly on the energy sector.

Calum Paterson, Managing Partner,  said: “We welcome Keyen and Delaney as key members of our infrastructure team. The market for energy finance is very attractive and the strength and depth of our specialist team places us in a strong position to embrace this opportunity.”

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