HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kayne Energy Infrastructure (“KEI”) announced that Eric Javidi and Harrison Little have rejoined the firm in senior leadership roles. KEI manages over $4 billion in assets across retail and institutional products focused on the energy infrastructure sector, including traditional energy infrastructure, energy transition and renewable infrastructure. KEI is a part of Kayne Anderson (“Kayne Anderson” or “Kayne”).
Mr. Javidi will join Jim Baker, currently the head of KEI, as a Managing Partner and Co-head of KEI. Mr. Javidi will have broad responsibilities across KEI’s investment strategies, business development and strategic initiatives. Mr. Little will serve as Deputy Co-head of KEI and Director of Research. Mr. Little will lead KEI’s public company research efforts in addition to assuming broad portfolio management responsibilities.
Jim Baker, co-head of KEI, said, “We believe this is one of the most compelling investment environments for energy infrastructure in the last two decades, and the breadth and depth of Eric and Harrison’s experience, in both traditional energy and energy transition, will help us deliver best-in-class performance for our investors in addition to strategically growing KEI’s suite of investment products.”
“We welcome Eric and Harrison back to the firm in key leadership positions.” said Paul Blank, President & COO of Kayne Anderson. “While we are fortunate to have a deep bench of talented professionals, we are excited about the additions of Eric and Harrison, two highly-regarded industry professionals. In conjunction with Jim’s continued leadership, these additions solidify KEI’s position as one of the preeminent firms investing in energy infrastructure.”
Mr. Javidi brings extensive investing, operating and leadership experience in energy infrastructure and the energy transition. Eric returns to Kayne Anderson having previously worked with Mr. Baker as a Managing Director of KEI until 2019. Additionally, Mr. Javidi has served in c-suite executive roles for a number of public and private companies in the energy infrastructure and renewable energy sectors, most recently as Chief Financial Officer and consultant to the board of directors of Archaea Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LFG), prior to its sale to BP P.L.C. (NYSE: BP) in late 2022. Mr. Javidi also served as CFO of CrossAmerica Partners LP (NYSE: CAPL) and as President and CEO of Southcross Holdings LP. Additionally, Mr. Javidi has provided ongoing strategic consulting services to some of the largest infrastructure private equity firms related to their energy transition investments and strategies. Mr. Javidi began his career as an investment banker at Lehman Brothers, Barclays and UBS. Mr. Javidi holds an MBA from Duke University and undergraduate degrees from the University of California at Davis.
Mr. Little brings extensive experience and a strong track record in public equities across the energy industry in both traditional and renewable energy. Harrison returns to Kayne Anderson having previously worked with Mr. Baker as an investment professional within KEI until 2015. Mr. Little recently served as a Partner and the Director of Research for Decade Renewable Partners, an energy transition sector-specific hedge fund co-founded by Mr. Little in 2021. Prior to co-founding Decade, Mr. Little spent four years at Citadel, investing across the energy industry, focused on renewables, infrastructure, upstream and integrated energy companies. Mr. Little began his career as an investment banker at Jefferies. Mr. Little holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and undergraduate degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.
About Kayne Anderson:
Kayne Anderson, founded in 1984, is a leading alternative investment management firm focused on infrastructure, energy, real estate, credit, and growth capital. As responsible stewards of capital, Kayne’s philosophy extends to promoting responsible investment practices and sustainable business practices to create long-term value for our investors. Kayne manages $34 billion in assets for institutional investors, family offices, high net worth and retail clients and employs 330 professionals across the United States.
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