Ara Partners, a private equity and infrastructure firm focused on industrial decarbonization investments, has added Teresa O’Flynn as a partner and co-lead of the firm’s infrastructure strategy and Gearóid Maher as a principal. O’Flynn and Maher are both based in Ara’s Dublin, Ireland office.

O’Flynn joins Ara from BlackRock, where she held multiple senior investment and executive roles across the firm’s alternative investment platform. She brings more than 20 years of experience with renewable power energy infrastructure investments, both in the fund management sector and at the operating company level.

Maher joins Ara from Legal & General Capital in London and has more than 11 years of experience in clean energy investment and infrastructure project development.

“We are incredibly pleased to welcome Teresa to co-lead Ara’s infrastructure team,” says Troy Thacker, a managing partner at Ara. “Teresa brings tremendous experience investing in sustainable infrastructure across a number of critical sectors. We look forward to benefiting from her deep industry knowledge and extensive connectivity within the decarbonization ecosystem.”

“We’re very fortunate to be able to add Gearóid to our growing team,” comments George Yong, a partner and co-lead of Ara’s infrastructure strategy. “Gearóid brings over a decade of clean energy investment experience and adds to our strong existing presence in Europe.”