Philippe is a Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Investment Banking in London and is currently Head of Infrastructure for Europe Middle East & Africa and Country Executive for Greece.
Philippe has 17 years of experience in investment banking. He joined Merrill Lynch in 1998 and has since worked across several products, sectors and geographies within investment banking. Philippe has been Head of Infrastructure since 2011 covering Transportation Infrastructure (airports, toll-roads, ports), Infrastructure Investors (pension funds, insurance funds, infrastructure funds and sovereign wealth funds), and Regulated Assets best suited for infrastructure investors (gas pipelines, power distribution, etc). Philippe started covering Transportation Infrastructure in 2007 and prior to that Philippe spent six years in Corporate Finance in London working on a variety of complex financing and structuring transactions across the product spectrum (equity, equity-linked / convertibles, debt financing). He started his career in New York in 1998.
Philippe has completed over 60 transactions to date, exceeding $135bn in M&A advisory transactions; $100bn in equity financings; $20bn in debt/ convertible financings across a number of sectors including Infrastructure, Shipping, financial institutions, consumer goods, telecommunications. Some examples include the acquisition of New Kansai International Airport by Oryx and Vinci; Tank & Rast by Allianz, Borealis, Infinity Investments and MEAG; acquisition of Kumport by China Merchants, China COSCO and CIC Capital; €1.0bn rights issue by OHL; €4.3bn IPO of AENA Aeropuertos; sale of A-Train by Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund; £1.2bn acquisition financing for Manchester Airport in the acquisition of Stansted airport; Cintra's €1.2bn reverse merger with Grupo Ferrovial, and Sacyr's sale of Itinere Infraestructuras for €7.9bn.
Philippe holds a BSc in International Economics from Georgetown University and is fluent in French & Greek.