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EIG Hires Rob Johnson as U.S. Head of Oil & Gas Direct Lending
WASHINGTON, DC – EIG Global Energy Partners (EIG) today announced that Rob Johnson has joined the firm as Managing Director and U.S. Head of Oil and Gas Direct Lending. EIG is one of the leading providers of institutional capital to the global energy industry having supported companies in the sector with bespoke financing solutions since 1982. EIG invests across the capital structure of energy companies with discree strategies focused on direct lending, mezzanine and structured equity and control equity. EIG’s direct lending investment strategy is focused on directly originated secured loans to energy and related infrastructure projects and companies on a global basis.
Johnson has over 20 years’ experience as a leveraged finance banker, including 14 years in the energy sector. Prior to joining EIG, he spent 17 years with Wells Fargo, most recently as Managing Director and Head of the Leveraged Finance team for Energy & Power. He will be based in EIG’s Houston office.
“Rob is a fantastic addition to our team,” said R. Blair Thomas, EIG’s Chief Executive Officer. “He brings a combination of skills that fit EIG’s unique investment style – deep sector expertise, proprietary deal sourcing and strong fundamental credit analysis. We have 33 years of experience providing credit-oriented capital solutions to energy companies and we believe the addition of Rob allows us to go from strength to strength.”
Johnson added, “I am excited to join EIG and help the company build on its long history as a specialist investor in energy with a primary focus on credit. Institutional capital is a significant and growing force in the lending market and EIG’s history and style make it well suited to take advantage of this market opportunity. Energy is among the largest components of world GDP and a huge consumer of capital, making it an ideal fit for institutional direct lending. I look forward to bringing my experience, specialized knowledge of the asset class and client relationships to support the growth of EIG’s market-leading energy credit business.”
EIG specializes in private investments in energy and energy-related infrastructure on a global basis and has $14.8 billion under management as of March 31, 2015. During its 33-year history, EIG has invested over $21.4 billion in the sector in more than 300 projects or companies in 35 countries on six continents. EIG’s clients include many of the leading pension plans, insurance companies, endowments, foundations and sovereign wealth funds in the U.S., Asia and Europe. EIG is headquartered in Washington, D.C. with offices in Houston, London, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro, Hong Kong and Seoul.
For more information, visit www.eigpartners.com or contact Sabrina Husain at APCO Worldwide.