Ankur Ajmera, a Partner at Ancala, has been included in the inaugural Infrastructure Investor Rising Stars list for 2023.

The list showcases 20 new generation infrastructure investors that have made a significant contribution to the industry and highlights how the industry is embracing a younger, more diverse talent pool.

Those included have demonstrated evidence of leadership and innovation along with outstanding achievements across investment activity, asset management and fundraising. Ankur has demonstrated all of this in abundance throughout his career.

He was previously part of the infrastructure teams at Macquarie and Deutsche Bank, before joining Ancala in 2016. Ankur helps to lead the investment team’s activity and was made Partner this year. He has worked across a range of sectors in Europe and Asia-Pacific over his 16 years in infrastructure and is regarded as a highly analytical and strategic operator.

During his time at Ancala, Ankur has worked directly on 11 investments, deploying over €650 million in equity, including playing a leading role on investments in the UK biogas platform, Biogen, the largest private electricity generator in Iceland, HS Orka, the waste management specialist, Augean, and the Scandinavian rail operator, Hector Rail. He also helped steer Ancala’s investment in and exit from Fore Freedom, a Dutch fibre company, after helping the company to create significant value across its operations.

Ankur is a trusted and valuable partner to management teams and has played a key role in supporting Ancala’s fundraising efforts for the Growth Fund, among others, achieving success in a difficult fundraising environment. His skills also extend to talent development, with junior team members appreciating the time he devotes to developing their skills and mentoring them.

Everyone at Ancala is delighted Ankur received deserved recognition from Infrastructure Investor.

You can read more about the inaugural Infrastructure Investor Rising Stars list, here:


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