Impax continues to grow with two new appointments

Impax Group, the specialist environmental investment company has announced the appointments of Victor Juttmann and Caroline Barraclough as Investment Manager and Marketing Manager, respectively.

Victor joins Impax’s private equity team and will be responsible for commercial, legal and tax work related to the growing solar and wind energy portfolio of Impax New Energy Investors. He will focus on executing and structuring new investments and managing the existing portfolio.

Victor has five years experience advising on private equity, M&A and finance deals. Prior to joining Impax he worked as a tax lawyer at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek where he designed and implemented tax efficient investment structures and management incentive schemes for US and European private equity funds. He started his career at Freshfields Bruckhaus where he specialised in structured finance and international corporate income tax. Victor holds degrees in Dutch Commercial law and Tax law from Leiden University and an MBA from IESE Business School.

Caroline will focus on coordinating the marketing strategy for Impax’s listed equity funds, including the IFSL Impax Environmental Leaders Fund.

Caroline has worked in the environmental investment sector since 2005. She was formerly Investor Communications Manager at Carbon International, the environmental communications and fundraising consultancy. Caroline organised investor roadshows and produced market research documents for clients including the London Stock Exchange. She holds a Geography degree from Oxford University.

Ian Simm, CEO of Impax said: “I welcome Victor and Caroline to the team. Their combined experience will be valuable to Impax’s marketing and business development as well as maintaining our lead as the UK’s most experienced environmental investor.”

“Despite the economic slowdown, 2009 is shaping up to be a crucial year for global environmental policy which should encourage further investment in the sector. Strong legislative drivers coupled with a diversified focus continue to influence Impax’s investment approach, ensuring investors gain good exposure to long term secular growth.”

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