Victory Hill Capital Group LLP

Over 187 years of experience

Our People

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187 years of cumulative experience within the team across various financial disciplines.

The team has closed over 91 individual career transactions between M&A, Project Finance, Capital Markets and Principal Investments.

With an average team experience of 21 years, the quality of our people is extremely high and our backgrounds and skills are diverse.

People

Anthony Catachanas
Managing Partner
Chief Executive Officer

Anthony Catachanas

Managing Partner
Chief Executive Officer

Tony is a Managing Partner of Victory Hill Capital Partners LLP. He is responsible for business strategy, transaction negotiation, structuring and execution within the investment team. 

Before Victory Hill, Tony was responsible for Business Strategy and Investment Solutions for EMEA and helped build and develop the real asset investment business of Asset Management One (AMO), the asset management arm of the Mizuho Financial Group. Anthony was also a founding principal of Mizuho's Energy Special Situations Group.

Tony is also co-founder and shareholder of structured credit market making and private capital advisory boutique, Nemera Capital Group Ltd. Prior to this he was a Partner and Head of GP & LP Relations at AlphaOne Partners LLP in their energy-focused private equity business. Tony also worked for Goldman Sachs as an Executive Director, where he was responsible for financial institutions strategy and other strategic relationships with institutional investors across Europe and the US. 

Before Goldman Sachs, he worked in both equity and fixed income derivatives at Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and ABN AMRO. He began his career at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, as a Statistics Research Analyst. 

Prior to banking Anthony spent some time working in the Directorate for Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, where he worked on the EuroMed Trade Agreement. 

Tony holds a BA (Hons) in Management & Business Administration from Henley Business School, an MSc in Global Politics from University of Southampton (UK), and an MBA from the University of Cambridge. ​

He is a member of the UK CFA Institute. 

Tony is also a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers

Michael Egan
Managing Partner
Chief Financial Officer

Michael Egan

Managing Partner
Chief Financial Officer

Mike is a Managing Partner of Victory Hill Capital Group LLP. He is responsible for business strategy, group financial management as well as operation and business risk management. 

Prior to Victory Hill, he was responsible for the global portfolio and debt restructuring of Steinhoff International, a global vertically integrated retail conglomerate with 40 operations in 30 different countries. Michael became caretaker group treasurer overseeing international assets during Steinhoff’s restructuring, which was the largest in Europe. 

Before the restructuring, he led the M&A department of the organization globally. During his tenure he originated and executed joint-venture transactions, acquisitions, take private deals, equity placements, convertible bonds, DCM and syndicated loans and IPOs. 

Before Steinhoff International, Michael worked in the M&A department at Lehman Brothers and Nomura in London, and began his career as an International Tax advisor and Auditor at KPMG in South Africa. 

Michael holds a degree in Accounting from Stellenbosch University, a Masters degree in International Taxation from the University of Johannesburg and a Masters in Finance from London Business School. 

He has also undertaken executive education courses at Harvard and Columbia Universities. 

He is a Chartered Accountant in the UK and South Africa and is a CFA charterholder and Member of the UK CFA Society.

Lawrence Bucknell
Managing Partner
General Counsel

Lawrence Bucknell

Managing Partner
General Counsel

Lawrence is the firm’s General Counsel and Compliance Officer. Prior to Victory Hill, Lawrence was an Executive Director in the Legal Department of Mizuho (Securities) International in London. His responsibilities were to provide advice across primary EU/US debt, equity capital markets, structured finance, asset finance and derivatives, as well as handling corporate legal affairs (including IP/IT, privacy, employment and litigation/regulatory and compliance matters).

From 2012 to August 2020, he also acted as General Counsel to Asset Management One International, the asset management arm of the Mizuho Financial Group. Prior to Mizuho, he worked at Foreign & Colonial (F&C), Henderson and the UK Financial Services Authority (now the Financial Conduct Authority). Prior to working at financial firms, Lawrence worked in private practice for Fladgate Fielder in London, advising clients on M&A/corporate finance transactions.

He started his career as a lawyer at the New Zealand Securities Commission. Lawrence holds an LLB from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand and an MBA from Imperial College London.

Lawrence is admitted to practise in England and Wales, New York and New Zealand* (*does not currently practice in NZ).​

Richard Lum
Managing Partner
Co-Chief Investment Officer

Richard Lum

Managing Partner
Co-Chief Investment Officer

Richard is a Managing Partner of Victory Hill Capital Partners LLP and oversees Origination & Portfolio Management within the Investment Team. 

He has over to 26 years of experience in Energy and Natural Resource banking, principally in project, corporate and structured finance. He was formerly Global Head of Energy Origination at Mizuho Bank in London. During this time, he drove the transformation of a traditionally balance sheet-led energy coverage business of the bank into an advisory-focused coverage model, involving public and private capital raising and securitization opportunities across the energy value chain. He has been responsible for the origination of Active Bookrunner mandates for around US$15bn in fixed income debt issuances for energy clients. 

Richard has 18 years of deal-making experience in energy structured finance as advisor and arranger of financings across the energy value chain in Europe, Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. He has a deep understanding of the energy sector having acted as advisor and debt arranger of some of the most notable non-recourse and limited-recourse transactions in the energy sector, involving global energy companies such as BP, Shell, Petronas, and Saudi-Aramco. 

Was one of the founding principals of Mizuho's Energy Special Situations Group, which engaged with middle-market developers on projects that were supported by Mizuho's core banking clients. 

Before Mizuho, Richard worked in the Global Energy Structured Finance Group at WestLB Markets in London, where he led deal execution on advisory and debt arranging assignments on downstream, petrochemicals, and renewables projects across Europe. Richard began his career at Standard Chartered Bank based in Kuala Lumpur and London, where he spent 7 years focused on emerging markets coverage and the financing of power and infrastructure projects in the Far East, South Asia and Africa. 

Richard holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree from The London School of Economics and Political Science (UK). 

Eduardo Monteiro
Managing Partner
Co-Chief Investment Officer

Eduardo Monteiro

Managing Partner
Co-Chief Investment Officer

Eduardo is a Managing Partner of Victory Hill Capital Partners LLP and oversees Origination & Portfolio Management within the Investment Team. 

Prior to Victory Hill, Eduardo built and was responsible for Mizuho Bank’s Natural Resources Corporate Finance Advisory Unit of which he was acting Head for EMEA. In this role, Eduardo lead and facilitated the origination of corporate bond issuance mandates for investment gradeEnergy and Natural Resources (Oil & Gas, Chemicals and Mining), positioning Mizuho at top league table positions in the sector. He also significantly contributed to growing the bank’s loan portfolio and profitability through origination initiatives aimed at bringing on new clients and through efforts to develop existing relationships further.

Eduardo was one of the founding principals of Mizuho's Energy Special Situations Group, which engaged with middle-market developers on projects that were supported by Mizuho's core banking clients. 

Prior to this, he was a senior member of the team responsible for building the M&A Advisory in Chemicals and Oil & Gas at Société Générale. Within 3 years, the team was fully operational and growing. Eduardo led and helped execute large landmark transactions with key clients of the bank, such as Total, Sinopec and BP. Eduardo also worked at ABN AMRO/RBS in its M&A and Capital Structure Advisory Teams in Sao Paulo and London. 

At ABN AMROthe team achieved top league table position in Brazil in M&A advisory, while globally, ABN AMRO was one of the leading investment banks in the Energy and Natural resources sector. He began his banking career at JP Morgan in Sao Paulo, Brazil, working in credit portfolio management and origination teams within the investment bank. 

Eduardo holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the Getulio Vargas Foundation FGV (BR) and a Masters in Finance from London Business School (UK)​. 

Navin Chauhan
Principal
Head of Business Development

Navin Chauhan

Principal
Head of Business Development

Navin is a Principal of Victory Hill Capital Group LLP. He is responsible for developing growth strategies and plans, as well as managing client acquisition and relationships at all levels. 

Prior to Victory Hill, Navin worked within the Investment Trust Sales Team at Cantor Fitzgerald where was responsible for raising capital in both primary and secondary markets, sales trading, facing-off to listed company boards as well as other corporate broking activities. 

Prior to Cantor Fitzgerald, he worked for Quilter Cheviot a UK investment management firm where he was responsible for research and portfolio management in third party fund investments across a number of sectors including infrastructure and renewable energy funds as well as private equity and listed equity funds. Navin was the top performing analyst in the firm, and featured in the UK’s Top 100 Fund Analysts for 5 consecutive years, 2013-2017. 

Prior to this, he has held similar investment roles at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Russell Investments and began his career at Deutsche Bank.

He holds an MSc in Investment Management from City University’s Cass Business School and a BEng (Hons) in Computer Systems Engineering from City University, London (UK). 

He also holds the Investment Management Certificate and is a member of the UK CFA Society. 

Norman Huber
Associate Vice President
Real Asset Investments

Norman Huber

Associate Vice President
Real Asset Investments

Norman is a finance professional with more than 9 years of experience in developing, structuring and financing renewable energy, social and environmental infrastructure projects across multiple technologies and jurisdictions around the world.

Norman joins Victory Hill from Blackstone’s fully-owned energy and infrastructure platform which was mandated to develop, construct and acquire assets across both the MENA region and South Asia. Prior to this, he was a Senior Infrastructure and Financing Executive at the North American Development Bank (NADB), a US and Mexico backed Development Financial Institution participating in the placement of an infrastructure and renewable energy project portfolio worth over $500m. Norman started his career working at Nacional Financiera in Mexico City before his experience and expertise took him to San Antonio, Texas, US.

Norman holds an MSc in Finance from London Business School and a B.A. in Economics from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).

Gregory Scopelitis
Principal
Real Asset Investments

Gregory Scopelitis

Principal
Real Asset Investments

Gregory is a Principal at Victory Hill and will be responsible for origination and execution of new investments, as well as for portfolio asset value enhancement.

A specialist in the global energy and infrastructure sector, Gregory has over 15 years’ experience in project financing in both structured and corporate finance across conventional and renewable energy. He has acted as an investor, financial advisor and lender in a diverse range of developed and emerging markets across the globe.

Gregory joins Victory Hill from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and was previously a Director in the Structured Finance Team at Mizuho Bank in London. He has also previously held roles at the World Bank in Washington DC, with the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxembourg, Proparco the principal investment arm of the Agence Francaise du Development (AFD) based in Bangkok, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London as well as Societe Generale in its Structured Credit Department in London.

Gregory holds an MBA from ESSEC Business School (France), and a Masters’ in International Affairs from Columbia University (US). He is also a CFA Charterholder.

Annalisa Giovazzino
Executive Assistant

Annalisa Giovazzino

Executive Assistant

Annalisa is the Executive Assistant to the senior management team at Victory Hill Capital Advisors. She joins the team with over 10 years of administrative experience having worked at a number of global financial institutions.
Annalisa joins us from Fabien Pictet and Partners Asset Management, where she was PA to the Founder and Partners of the firm, ensuring the highest level of accuracy and confidentiality across a number of business activities. Prior to this, she has held similar roles performing general management and administrative tasks to Board-level personnel, C-suite executives and senior management staff at Principal Real Estate Europe, a private family office based in London and Worley (previously known as Worley Parsons) in Madrid, Spain.
Annalisa holds a diploma in languages and speaks a number of languages fluently including Spanish, French and Italian.