MML Infrastructure unveiled following key leadership appointment      

We are delighted to complete MML Infrastructure’s leadership team, welcoming Sharand Maharaj to co-lead MML Infrastructure alongside his long-term colleague, Andrew Honan.

Andrew and Sharand started working together at Macquarie in 2010 as founding members of the principal investment business which they were instrumental in growing into a $50 billion investor with market-leading returns and near-zero losses.  

Sharand commented:

“MML Infrastructure builds on the proven investment approach that Andrew and I cultivated at Macquarie. At MML Infrastructure, we are committed to leveraging this knowledge, focusing on investments that deliver not only strong financial returns but also address essential social infrastructure needs. Our approach is rooted in sustainable and ethical investment practices, underscoring our dedication to creating a positive and lasting impact.”

In line with this impressive track record, MML Infrastructure has already marked its entry into the market with strategic investments in Global Packaging Services and Premier Modular.  

Andrew elucidates:

“These companies epitomise our focus on distributed infrastructure businesses, distinguished by their essential services, leading market positions, asset backing and recurring revenue streams. Our investment ethos is to meld private equity value creation with the robustness of infrastructure, whilst maintaining a strong commitment to sustainable, asset-backed growth.”

MML Infrastructure’s strategy has received substantial investments from two of the world’s preeminent investment funds, including Constellation Capital, an investment platform managed by Wafra. Despite significant broader interest, we have been highly selective in the investors invited to participate in transactions so far.  

Our Infrastructure team now consists of six investment professionals and is actively growing. Importantly, we are able to leverage MML’s established platform with comprehensive support in origination, finance, compliance, ESG and investor relations, with a 30-year heritage in private equity employing strategies that are highly differentiated by offering private equity returns with downside protection.  MML Infrastructure builds on this heritage by generating private equity returns with downside protection provided by cash flow-generating assets.   

About Andrew Honan 

After graduating from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, Andrew moved back to Europe and joined Credit Suisse First Boston in London. He subsequently moved into investing with GSO (now Blackstone Credit) via BNP Paribas. Prior to joining MML, he most recently spent more than a decade at Macquarie in London and San Francisco, eventually leading the Capital Solutions business and sitting on the US Management Committee. 

About Sharand Maharaj 

An Oxford-educated Rhodes Scholar, Sharand’s professional journey began when he was selected as a Goldman Sachs Global Leader. He then honed his finance skills in equity trading at Deutsche Bank in Singapore and Hong Kong, and in strategy consulting at McKinsey in London. Sharand’s pivotal roles as a founding member and Managing Director at Macquarie’s principal investment business for 13 years have led to his current position as co-Managing Partner at MML Infrastructure. 

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