October 4, 2018 - 9:00 AM EDT
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Orion Energy Complements the Team with Key Hires


Orion Energy Partners, L. P. (“Orion Energy”), a credit-oriented private equity firm providing creative capital solutions to middle market energy infrastructure businesses, today announced the addition of several key hires to complement and build upon its existing team of 13 professionals in the New York and Houston offices, including key additions in investor relations, investments, risk optimization and business development.

Joining Orion Energy effective on October 1, 2018 to manage the Investor Relations and Business Development function is:

  • Reyno Norval, Managing Director, Investor Relations and Business Development. Reyno joins Orion Energy with more than a decade of experience in the energy infrastructure industry across private equity advisory, capital raising, business development and principal investing. He spent the last three years working very closely with the Orion Energy team as Director at Asante Capital including playing a leadership role on the capital raise of Orion Energy Credit Opportunities Fund II. Prior to that Reyno advised institutional investors on energy and infrastructure fund investments and co-investments at Altius Associates, and was also a principal for two energy companies, EDF Energy and Green Gas International.

“We are delighted to officially welcome Reyno to our team after working very closely with him for the last three years. Our team has been impressed with Reyno’s unique background that encompasses principal investing in energy infrastructure as a direct investor and as a limited partner, coupled with his in-depth knowledge of the institutional investor market, all of which will be great additions to Orion Energy,” said Nazar Massouh, CEO and Managing Partner. “We would also like to thank the Asante Capital team for their strong support of Orion Energy to date including our decision to invite Reyno to become a full-time member of the Orion Energy team.”

Complementing the Orion Energy investment team in New York City are the following individuals who joined in Q3 2018:

  • Sue Yang, Senior Associate. Sue brings principal investing experience in the power, midstream and transportation sectors to Orion Energy after spending the last three years working at Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets. Prior to joining the Macquarie team in 2015, Sue spent three years with McKinsey & Company, where she worked on engagements across infrastructure, real estate, industrials, banking, and private equity.
  • Aaqeeb Dhukka, Associate. Prior to joining Orion Energy, Aaqeeb was in the energy investment banking group at Evercore in Houston, Texas, where he was involved in a wide variety of M&A, financing and restructuring transactions for clients across the midstream, upstream and oil field services sectors.

“We remain dedicated to the expansion of our investment team as the firm continues to take advantage of our organically originated deal flow in the middle market energy infrastructure sector” said Gerrit Nicholas, Managing Partner.

As part of its continued expansion of the Houston office, in August 2018 Orion Energy also welcomed a key hire in the risk management function:

  • Josh Shishkoff, Senior Associate. Josh joins Orion Energy with extensive experience in energy investing, risk management and commercial optimization as a strategist in the commodities group at Goldman Sachs, where he worked closely with Rui Viana, Head of Risk Optimization at Orion Energy. Josh will fulfill a unique role at Orion Energy, with responsibilities for investment origination and execution, while growing the team’s capabilities in risk analysis and management.

“Orion Energy is unique across middle market investment firms with our focus on, and differentiated approach to, risk management and optimization which is integrated into our investment evaluation and portfolio management. Josh’s hire as a key employee in our Houston office, and his sophisticated understanding of risk, will further enhance our quantitative capabilities in risk optimization as our portfolio continues to grow”, said Rui Viana, Managing Director and Head of Risk Optimization.

About Orion Energy Partners

Orion Energy Partners is a credit-oriented private equity firm with over US$ 1 billion of investable capital. Orion Energy is focused on providing creative capital solutions to middle market energy infrastructure businesses across North America and select international markets with a focus on downstream, midstream, conventional electric power, alternative energy and storage, asset-heavy energy services and other energy subsectors. Orion Energy is committed to facilitating the long-term success and sustainability of the companies in which it invests. The firm’s differentiated strategy and approach is focused on establishing and building collaborative partnerships with management teams, owners and sponsors, and serving as a knowledgeable, trusted capital partner that can invest flexibly through a range of customized capital solutions. Orion Energy’s management has substantial experience leading successful energy companies and energy infrastructure investments. For more information, visit www.OrionEnergyPartners.com.

ICR for Orion Energy Partners
Kate Ottavio Kent, [email protected]

Source: Business Wire (October 4, 2018 - 9:00 AM EDT)

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