10 October 2023  |  Schiphol

DIF Capital Partners makes double partner promotion in London and New York offices

DIF Capital Partners, the infrastructure equity fund manager with €16bn in AUM, has promoted both Kanan Joshi as well as Caine Bouwmeester from Managing Director to Partner.

Kanan joined DIF in 2021 and is based in New York. She is managing the New York office, is co-head for the firm in North America and Global Head of Digital Infrastructure. Caine joined DIF in 2020, is based in London and is Global Head of Renewable Energy.

Together they bring a wealth of experience in digital infrastructure and renewable energy investments.

Kanan is recognised within the infrastructure industry as an expert in telecoms, including data centres and fibre. Prior to joining DIF, she worked at private investment firms Upper Bay and Digital Bridge, where she was part of the teams leading data center investments. Prior experience also includes roles at JPMorgan and Deutsche Bank advising companies across North America, LATAM and Asia and execution of high-profile M&A and capital raising transactions. Kanan holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Mumbai and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Caine is a renewable energy specialist with more than 16 years’ experience and a track record of developing, acquiring and investing in green energy projects and companies around the world. Prior to DIF, Caine was at Macquarie Capital and the Green Investment Group where he originated and executed infrastructure and renewable energy investments globally, having worked in London, Johannesburg and Toronto. Caine holds a bachelor’s degree in business and financial mathematics from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Masters of Finance from INSEAD.

Wim Blaasse, Managing Partner at DIF said: “We are delighted to welcome Kanan and Caine as partners at DIF. They have contributed meaningfully to our growth, and we look forward to the further contributions Caine and Kanan will bring to both our firm and our portfolio in the years to come.”


About DIF Capital Partners

DIF Capital Partners is an infrastructure fund manager with ca. EUR 16 billion of assets under management. DIF was founded in 2005 and has a leading position in managing mid-market investments, primarily in Europe, North America and Australia.

DIF follows two strategies: its traditional DIF funds invest in lower-risk mid-sized infrastructure projects and companies in the energy transition (incl. renewables) and utilities sector, as well as PPPs and concessions. The firm’s CIF funds invest in small to mid-sized companies that will thrive in the new economy. These companies are typically active in the digital infrastructure, energy transition and sustainable transportation sector.

With a team of over 225 professionals in 11 offices, DIF offers a unique market approach combining global presence with the benefits of strong local networks and investment capabilities. DIF is located in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Helsinki, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, New York, Paris, Santiago, Sydney and Toronto.

For more information, please visit www.dif.eu or follow us on LinkedIn.

Contact DIF Capital Partners: press@dif.eu

Caine and Kanan