Practice Coverage

Our clients are transforming the world’s energy, resources and industrial infrastructure at a relentless pace. They need search partners as specialised and as dedicated as they are.

Some recruiters seem to think infrastructure investment is a ‘niche’ sector, but we disagree.  It is a huge industry, a broad church underpinning a wide variety of disciplines and sub-sectors. To be effective in supporting our clients – the very people driving the growth of the sector – we have to know the terrain across all of these different landscapes. One Search is a company of experienced Consultants with deep expertise in the following areas:

Equity Investment

We work with equity investors to build and augment their investment and asset management teams, from CIO down to Associate level. We specialize in multi-hire projects for dynamic global strategies, but we also take on individual mandates where there is a genuine value proposition.

In 2021 alone we helped two clients open offices in Singapore, ran a team build project in Luxembourg, placed a Head of Asset Management for a leading Renewables Fund in Chicago and completed over 100 searches in London and New York combined.

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Credit Investment

A longstanding leader in the Infra Credit space, we had the honour of partnering with Allianz in 2012 as they blazed a trail in direct infra investment for other institutions to follow. To this day, we have been responsible for every single external hire the Allianz infra credit business has made, worldwide.

In 2021 alone we performed a full team rebuild for one of the world’s leading Infra Debt platforms in New York, ran a team build project in Cologne and placed eighteen people worldwide with one of the most aggressive banks in sustainability project finance.

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Investor Relations / Fundraising

As more and more capital flows from LPs into infrastructure, our clients’ IR/Fundraising functions have had to grow at pace, in many cases into new territories where they depend on our local knowledge and network.

In 2021 alone we ran the buildout of a key European client’s Americas IR/Fundraising team in the US and Canada, and helped another firm put IR/Fundraising boots on the ground in Singapore for the first time.

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Portfolio Search

When our clients take control of companies, we assist them in that transition and the augmentation of senior management which often follows. Even before the transaction is finalized, we have mapped talent markets for equity investors and produced a plan for all eventualities.

Recent successes include Digital Bridge’s creation of the Wildstone digital advertising platform in the UK, TPG’s buildout of a new renewables platform with Matrix Renewables in Madrid and Miami, and finding a General Manager to run KKR & Brookfield’s renewables JV in Japan.

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What our clients say…

“I have worked with One Search on a number of occasions, both in recruiting new positions, and as a candidate myself. I have found them to be a pleasure to work with and, whichever side of the recruiting process I’ve been on, they have taken the time to understand what I am after from either a new role or recruit. As candidate, I received lots of useful advice and encouragement, and as a recruiter, I have received a strong range of candidates accompanied with honest feedback and appraisals, all of which has helped make the process as streamlined as possible.”

Lisa Shaw
Managing Director, Infrastructure Debt
Vantage Infrastructure

“I have worked with Dan at One Search several times, both as a client and a candidate. I have consistently been impressed by One Search; they know the market exceptionally well and deliver consistently. I would not hesitate to work with them again.”

Emma Haight
Partner, Head of EMEA Infrastructure Debt
AMP Capital Investors

“One Search clearly display a thorough understanding of the (energy transition) investment industry. Furthermore, they establish long term relationships and follow people throughout their career as they grow, connecting employers and employees in a very effective way. I recommend One Search to anyone recruiting or looking for work in this sector.”

Conrad Phaf
Senior Principal
Renewable Power Capital Ltd

“We selected One Search to help us build out our London office on the basis of their market knowledge and professionalism, and they did not disappoint. Dan and the team understood the brief, quickly developed a strong shortlist of candidates and ensured the interview process ran smoothly, resulting in a successful hire in a short time frame.”

Tim Floyd
Head of European Infrastructure Debt
Westbourne Capital Partners

“I have been very impressed with the high levels of integrity, focus and reliability One Search has demonstrated, and I have no hesitation recommending them wholeheartedly.”

Tim Cable
Global Head of Infrastructure Debt
Vantage Infrastructure

“The One Search team are resourceful recruiters who understood our needs quickly. They expedited our search and put highly qualified bankers in front of us. Their extensive network and strong pulse on the market helps distinguish them from other executive search firms we have used in the past. They are our first call for strategic recruiting.”

Mike Pantelogianis & Ralph Cho
Co-Heads of Power & Infrastructure Finance, North America
Investec

“Dan and the team have high job integrity, ability and willingness to listen. It is an absolute pleasure to work with them and would highly recommend One Search to anyone who appreciates a personal approach. Thank you, One Search.”

Nadia Nikolova
Lead Portfolio Manager, Development Finance
Allianz Global Investors

“Dan and his team understand the business like you do, their insights on the strategic challenges and opportunities ahead come across as a market insider.  This is not another call from a firm placing equity traders in the morning and compliance officers in the afternoon, they truly have a singular franchise and grip on the infrastructure space. I would recommend One Search to anyone considering a career move or seeking good people to join their teams.”

Jorge Camina
Partner and Head of Sustainable Infrastructure Credit
Denham Capital Management

“One Search has continued to deliver top class candidates in order to fuel the growth of our business over several years. Dan and his team are committed to delivering outstanding results backed up by solid market knowledge and a deep understanding of their clients mandate.”

Patrick Trears
Global Head of Infrastructure Debt
AMP Capital Investors

“We have worked with One Search as our preferred recruitment partners for well over a decade. The team can be relied upon for hard work, dedication and finding great candidates that not just meet our skills requirements, but very importantly fit our culture.”

Niall Mills
Global Head of Infrastructure
First Sentier Investors

“In our view, the key to a successful partnership with a search firm pivots on that firm’s understanding of the culture and ambition of the specific team. One has clearly made an effort to ensure every candidate reflected who we are.”

Deborah Zurkow
Chief Investment Officer
Allianz Global Investors