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Porterbrook appoints head of structured finance

Porterbrook has announced the appointment of Stefan Rose as head of structured finance.

Stefan will leave his current role in UBS Asset Management’s infrastructure debt team in July.

Over the course of his career Stefan has accumulated more than 18 years’ experience in pan-European infrastructure projects, including the financing of a number of landmark rail and rolling stock projects.

Prior to joining UBS Asset Management, Stefan worked at Edmond de Rothschild and also Mizuho Bank.

In his new role Stefan will be responsible for Porterbrook’s relations with the financial community, as well as managing the financing of the business. His focus will be to ensure that Porterbrook is at the forefront of financing developments in the UK rolling stock sector.

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Porterbrook chief financial officer Peter Coates said: “I am delighted to welcome Stefan to my team at this exciting time for our business. We are looking to invest £1 billion in UK rail over the next five years. Ensuring we structure our investments in an efficient and innovative way will drive value for our customers and investors and I very much look forward to working with Stefan to achieve these aims.”

Stefan Rose added: “I look forward to joining Porterbrook as it embarks on this journey to secure substantial new investment in the UK rail industry.

“I will work with the team to ensure maximum value is delivered to our customers from these investments and build strong and long term relationships with our financial stakeholders and across the financing community.”

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