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Ben Catt

Managing Director

Ben Catt is a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Utilities, Infrastructure and Transport corporate advisory group in Europe and Asia, based in London.

Mr. Catt has advised on a broad range of transactions and sectors, including regulated utilities, power generation, transportation infrastructure and midstream infrastructure.

Most recently he has advised J.P. Morgan Asset Management on the acquisition of Beacon Rail Leasing, 3i on the acquisition of five infrastructure assets from EISER and a minority investment in two oil/chemical storage assets with Oiltanking,  Alinda Capital Partners on the take-private of Energy Assets Group and the sale of South Staffordshire Plc to KKR, USS on the acquisition of Moto, GE Energy on the disposal of its Baglan Bay power plant and Hitachi on the acquisition of Horizon Nuclear Power. He has advised on a number of other significant transactions, including the £2.1 billion acquisition of High Speed 1, the UK's only high speed rail line, the take-privates of Kelda (£5.5 billion) and AWG (£5.7 billion), two regulated water and sewerage businesses, and the £550 million project financing of Severn Power.

Prior to Evercore, Mr. Catt was a Partner and Director of Lexicon Partners, the corporate finance advisory business which was acquired by Evercore in 2011. Before joining Lexicon Partners in 2004, he worked at N M Rothschild & Sons in the Mergers & Acquisitions team for two years. Mr. Catt has a first class degree in Economics from Cambridge University.

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