Fair Market Value Capital Partners announces new Partner

LONDON; April 29, 2020 – Fair Market Value Capital Partners is pleased to announce that Ruwantha Vidanaarachchi has joined the firm as Partner.

Mr. Vidanaarachchi joins Fair Market Value Capital Partners following over a decade long career in infrastructure principal investing. He was most recently Senior Vice President at Gingko Tree Investment, the European investment arm of a leading Asian sovereign investor, with responsibility for infrastructure investments. Prior to joining Gingko Tree Investment, Mr. Vidanaarachchi was an investment executive with IFM Investors, a global infrastructure investor, based both in London and Melbourne, Australia. Mr. Vidanaarachchi worked closely with Fair Market Value Capital Partners Founding Partner and CEO, Frederic Michel-Verdier, during their time together at IFM Investors

“We are delighted to welcome such a high calibre professional to Fair Market Value Capital Partners. Having known Ruwantha for more than ten years and having previously worked extensively with him at IFM Investors, I have no doubt that he will be instrumental to the success of Fair Market Value Capital Partners. Ruwantha brings a complementary skill set and experience to the business as well as an entrepreneurial spirit that is very much in keeping with the ethos of the firm”, said Mr. Michel-Verdier.

“Fair Market Value Capital Partners is taking an innovative approach to investing in the sector through the development of a new permanent capital platform. The Pooled Investment Platform enables investors to augment their in-house investment capabilities with the extensive origination capabilities and industry network of Fair Market Value Capital Partners, providing access to off-market investment opportunities on a deal-by-deal basis. Investors also benefit from the on the ground industrial know-how of our Industry & Operating Partners who will be responsible for operating each investment with the view to maximising investor value. This is a unique new proposition for the sector and I am excited to be part of it from its inception” said Mr. Vidanaarachchi.

In addition to the appointment of Mr. Vidanaarachchi, Fair Market Value Capital Partners is also bolstering its network of Senior Advisory Partners and Industry & Operating Partners, consisting of industry veterans with specific sector and geographical expertise, which will help further strengthen its origination and operating capabilities.

Fair Market Value Capital Partners

Fair Market Value Capital Partners is involved in sourcing and arranging private equity investments in the energy and infrastructure sector. It acts as exclusive advisor to a newly created permanent capital platform (the “Pooled Investment Platform” or “PIP”), consisting of a select group of institutional investors including pensions funds, insurance, asset managers and large family offices, helping them source and arrange exclusive off-market investment opportunities. Fair Market Value Capital Partners’ approach is to source and arrange sustainable investment opportunities in core infrastructure assets in selected core+ markets and core+ infrastructure assets in selected core markets, where access to strategic infrastructure assets by foreign capital is challenging and can only be unlocked through well-structured local partnerships.

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