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Operis appoint Fournis to lead Advisory Division


Monday 1 June 2020 - for immediate release

Operis appoint Fournis to lead Advisory Division


Operis, aleading advisor in project and infrastructure finance, has appointedErwan Fournis as Head of Financial Advisory.

Fournis joins from DIF Capital Partners where he managed infrastructure investments in the UK and Ireland, and participated in a strategic review of renewable energy investments in Australia.

He was previously at Dalmore Capital and InfraRed Capital Partners, where he successfully led on multiple greenfield and brownfield infrastructure transactions, including in the social and transportation (road and rail) infrastructure sectors in the UK, EU and Canada.

He said: "Joining Operis gives me a great opportunity to address client needs by drawing on the Company's vast market knowledge as well as its deep, high-quality analytical resources. Many businesses are going to need to look at restructuring or refinancing at this time and Operis is perfectly placed to meet that demand."

"Operis has a fantastic international reputation combined with ambitions to grow its financial advisory franchise geographically as well as into renewables and digital infrastructure. It's a very exciting time to be joining the Company and help fulfil its untapped potential."

Fournis is also avisiting lecturer atESCP Business Schoolon Project & Infrastructure Finance and is fluent in French, English and Spanish.

Henrietta Royle,Operis chief executive, said: "We are delighted to welcome Erwan to Operis. In addition to his advisory experience, his senior roles with leading funds will help us to be even more responsive to their needs and his experience as a lending banker will give us enhanced insight into how funders approach projects. 

"He is well known and highly regarded in the market, and clients have told me they are looking forward to working with him as we support their ambitions in EMEA and North America."




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About Operis

Operis is a leading advisor in project and infrastructure finance, renowned for its financial modelling and auditing expertise as well as its financial structuring advice. The firm has been mandated by leading investment banks, infrastructure funds, bond arrangers and guarantor bodies around the world. This experience spans all infrastructure and energy sectors and covers over 980 projects and other funded transactions worldwide.

The firm has its origins as a specialist in the financial modelling of project finance transactions.  That expertise remains a distinctive strength and over time, Operis's activities have widened to cover a full portfolio of project finance related services including financial advice, model audit, financial modelling training and financial modelling software.

Operis works by forging close collaborative partnerships to achieve effective and productive results for our clients. Its approach is to provide expert and personal attention that only an independent firm can deliver.

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