MATTHEW “MATT” HARRIS is a founding partner of Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) and is based in New York. Matthew leads GIP’s global energy industry investment team including natural gas, crude oil and refined product, electricity, LNG and metals and mining. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of GIP and of its Investment and Portfolio Valuation Committees. Matthew has been intimately involved in GIP’s investment, management and strategic activities since its formation in 2006. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Hess Infrastructure Partners (HIP).
GIP is an independent infrastructure fund manager that combines deep industry expertise with industrial best practice operational management. GIP was founded in 2006 to invest in high quality infrastructure assets in the energy, transportation and water / waste industries, each an area in which GIP has a depth of experience and relationships. GIP manages approximately $35 billion for its investors. Additionally, the companies in GIP’s portfolio have combined annual revenues greater than $5 billion and employ approximately 21,000 people.
Prior to the formation of GIP in 2006, Matthew was a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Department at Credit Suisse. Most recently, he was Co-Head of the Global Energy Group and Head of the EMEA Emerging Markets Group. Prior to this, Matthew was a senior member of the Mergers and Acquisitions Group and served as Co-Head of Americas Mergers and Acquisitions. Previously, he was a senior member of the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Kidder Peabody & Co. Incorporated.
Matthew is an energy industry investment specialist having worked on over 150 transactions during his career aggregating in excess of $150 billion. During this time, he has worked on many significant transactions in the United States, Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and the former Soviet Union, the Middle East and Australasia.