The global broadband infrastructure investment firm Grain Management has set its sights on Europe and the UK with a new office in London.
Adam Pickard was hired as principal to focus on deepening the firm’s presence across EMEA and the APAC region. The office is in addition to existing offices in Washington, D.C., New York, and Sarasota, Fla. Each of the offices have seen their own meaningful growth over the last 18 months, officials said.
Pickard will work out of the London office as part of the team focused on deals outside of the U.S. led by Ted Manvitz, managing director at Grain.
“The establishment of our London office and the growth of our team there gives us increased visibility into critical regions with a growing need for communications infrastructure, and it positions us well as a partner to global management teams,” said David Grain, founder and CEO of the now roughly $7 billion firm. “I am delighted to welcome Adam to the Firm; his expertise leading the strategic growth of communications platforms will only add to our international presence as we continue uncovering value on behalf of our clients.”
Previously, Pickard had been at IHS Holding Limited, which is one of the largest independent owners, operators and developers of shared communications infrastructure in the world. Prior to that he was part of the EMEA TMT coverage group at Jefferies International Ltd., focused primarily on M&A advisory.