Richard Radini and Raymond Kwok are the Senior Partners and co-heads of the Abatis platform. They have worked together for more than a decade: originally as co-heads of the energy infrastructure group at AllCapital from 2006 to 2008, responsible for power asset transactions valued at over $1.5B, including a 1,700MW power plant portfolio acquisition, a 3100MW wind power development project and development of an underwater power cable transmission project, and subsequently as co-heads of Abatis Capital, a joint venture with Deutsche Bank, heading a team of 20 professionals involved in selection of assets for acquisition by the joint venture.
Previously, Richard was the President of Sigma Energy Solutions, an Alstom subsidiary that was a highly regarded engineering and advisory firm of upwards to 100 employees. The firm provided energy advisory, engineering design and construction management services to the private equity, utility, financial and industrial markets. Prior to that, Richard was the President of Duke Engineering Services, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, where he grew the business to over 350 professionals with annual revenue of over $100m, and before then, he was the head of the fossil engineering and advisory group at ABB. Richard has an M.B.A from Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus and a B.S., and Civil Engineering degree from the Manhattan College, Riverdale , N.Y.
Raymond was previously a managing director at Allco Finance Corporation where he arranged and advised on all aspects of US domestic and cross border big ticket tax structured finance transactions, including tax equity structuring, and debt and defeasance structuring. He was the primary arranger in over 20 transactions involving over $5.5B of assets, including ferries, rolling stock and waste water treatment plants. From 1994 to 1997, Raymond was first a division director and then an executive director and non-voting board member of Macquarie Bank , and was a founder of the US operations of the bank. Raymond started his career as a project finance lawyer with the firm of Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills) and was a partner at the firm for five years. Raymond holds a Bachelor of Arts/Law (Honors) combined degree from the University of Sydney in Australia.