BlackRock vet joins Quinbrook for new capital formation team

New York-based Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners has appointed Brian Chase as managing director in the firm’s senior management team.

Chase will be the global head for the renewable infrastructure-focused firm’s new capital formation and investor engagement team, working out of the New York office. He joins Mark Burrows, who is the firm’s head of UK and Europe, in expanding the team’s scope by leading new fundraising efforts and ongoing investor liaison.

The firm is also in the process of making a push into renewables powering industrial decarbonization, as investors continue to find ways to add ESG initiatives to their investment portfolio.

Previously, Chase was at BlackRock, where he was managing director in the alternative solutions group and a member of the investment committee for the infrastructure solutions business. He spent over four years in the unit. The firm declined to comment about his departure.

Prior to BlackRock, He has held senior roles elsewhere including as a partner with Campbell Lutyens; as an infrastructure consultant with the World Bank; and he was also on the infrastructure investment team at The Carlyle Group.

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Chase will assist Quinbrook in shaping new investment strategies in addition to leading outreach to investors seeking compelling opportunities at the heart of the energy transition, said David Scaysbrook, managing partner of Quinbrook.

“Quinbrook has established a differentiated specialty in the new value-add renewables with a laser focus on the U.S., the U.K. and Australia, which are among the top renewables markets, according to EY’s latest Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index,” said Scaysbrook.

According to Chase, Quinbrook is at the intersection of higher returning, impactful and ESG outcome-driven strategies.

“I look forward to helping the team form new, enduring investor relationships and mobilizing capital for the creation of new infrastructure assets that preserve jobs, support local communities, and will drive the energy transition towards more sustainable, greener energy systems,” he added.

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