22 September 2021  |  Schiphol

DIF Capital Partners announces successions of Head of Renewable Energy and Head of Germany

DIF Capital Partners (“DIF”) today announces two significant successions in its senior leadership team:

  • Based in London, Caine Bouwmeester will take over the role as Head of Renewable Energy from Christopher Mansfield; and
  • In Frankfurt, Marcel Beverungen will take over the position as Head of Germany from Carl Jobst von Hoersten.

Christopher Mansfield and Carl Jobst von Hoersten are both retiring as Partners after 13 years in their roles as Head of Renewable Energy and Head of Germany, respectively. Christopher has led DIF’s renewables practice from its start in 2008, having overseen more than 70 investments and/or realisations across 4 continents, with an installed capacity of over 4GW, establishing DIF as a leading global player in renewables.

Carl Jobst founded the Frankfurt office in 2008 and has successfully developed DIF’s presence in the DACH region as one of DIF’s key markets. Over the years, DIF has completed more than 30 investments in Germany in renewables, PPPs, utilities, energy, rail and container leasing and has become one of the leading midmarket players in German infrastructure.

While they are retiring from their full-time roles, DIF is pleased to be able to continue to benefit from Carl Jobst’s and Christopher’s experience and knowledge, given that they will be taking on certain non-executive roles at DIF.

The successors of Christopher and Carl Jobst both joined DIF in 2020. Caine Bouwmeester is a Managing Director and joined from Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) in London, where he was responsible for the origination and execution of renewable energy investments in Europe. Caine has a track record of developing, acquiring and financing renewable energy projects and companies across Europe, North America and Africa. He has a Master’s degree in Finance from INSEAD and Bachelor’s degrees in Business and Financial Mathematics from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Marcel Beverungen is a Managing Director and joined from Rothschild in Frankfurt, where he was responsible for energy & power and infrastructure origination and execution in the DACH region. Prior to Rothschild, Marcel worked for UBS and Dresdner Kleinwort in Frankfurt and London. He has a Master’s degrees from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany) and the University of Sankt Gallen (Switzerland).

Wim Blaasse, Managing Partner: “We would like to express deep gratitude to Christopher and Carl Jobst for their commitment and their contribution to the growth of the DIF platform over the last 13 years. At the same time, we are excited to welcome Marcel and Caine in their new roles and I am convinced they too will make a valuable contribution to DIF in the coming years through their new roles as Head of Renewable Energy and Head of Germany.”

About DIF Capital Partners

DIF Capital Partners is a leading global independent fund manager, with more than €9.0 billion in assets under management across nine closed-end infrastructure funds and several co-investment vehicles. DIF Capital Partners invests in greenfield and operational infrastructure assets located primarily in Europe, the Americas, and Australasia through two complementary strategies:

  • Traditional DIF funds, of which DIF Infrastructure Fund VI is the latest vintage, target equity investments with long-term contracted or regulated income streams including public-private partnerships, concessions, utilities, and (renewable) energy projects.
  • DIF CIF funds target equity investments in small to mid-sized economic infrastructure assets in the telecom, energy, and transportation sectors.

DIF Capital Partners has a team of over 160 professionals, based in ten offices located in Amsterdam (Schiphol), Frankfurt, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, New York, Paris, Santiago, Sydney, and Toronto. For further information please visit www.dif.eu


Allard Ruijs, Partner

Email: a.ruijs@dif.eu