1 November 2021  |  Toronto

DIF Capital Partners makes senior IR hire to cover North America

Continuing to build on the firm’s growing North American investor base and in anticipation of upcoming fundraisings initiatives, DIF Capital Partners (“DIF”) is excited to announce the expansion of its investor relations & business development team with a senior hire in North America.

Toms Lokmanis is joining as a Senior Director, based in Toronto, and will be responsible for covering the North American institutional market, including DIF’s existing investors and investment consulting firms. Toms brings over 12 years of industry experience. Prior to joining DIF, Toms worked at CBRE Caledon, now CBRE Investment Management (“CBRE”), out of the Toronto office, where he focused on growing the firm’s managed infrastructure and real estate strategies. Before CBRE he worked at Manulife Investment Management and Industrial Alliance in senior institutional sales roles. Toms is a CFA Charterholder and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and holds a B.A. Honours in Economics from McMaster University.

Allard Ruijs, Partner and Head of Investor Relations & Business Development: “I am very happy to welcome Toms to DIF Capital Partners. We believe he is a great first local hire for the IRBD team contributing his strong personal North American reputation, a relevant investor network as well as significant capital raising experience. Toms will lead in further developing DIF’s investor network and strengthening of the DIF brand positioning in North America.”

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, of which DIF CIF II is the latest vintage, target equity investments in small to mid-sized economic infrastructure assets in the telecom, energy, and transportation sectors.

DIF supports the goal of Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, in-line with global efforts as a result of the Paris Agreement to have net zero emissions by 2050, or sooner.

DIF Capital Partners has a team of over 170 professionals, based in ten offices located in Amsterdam (Schiphol), Frankfurt, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, New York, Paris, Santiago, Sydney, and Toronto. For more information please visit www.dif.eu.

Allard Ruijs, IR & BD
Email: a.ruijs@dif.eu