Partner at Ares Management
Emma Haight is a senior and experienced professional investor in bespoke infrastructure energy transition finance, advising on financial structuring, fund set up and sustainability criteria. Emma has over 15 years of infrastructure experience, including senior and mezzanine debt finance, renewable energy development, M&A sell side and advisory and private market capital raising, across international capital markets in North America, and Europe.
Emma has extensive transaction experience in the international energy transition markets of onshore and offshore wind, solar PV and CSP, waste-to-energy, energy storage and EVs. Over the last 10 years, Emma and her team have completed over 100+ transactions investing over US$8 billion into projects internationally, and fundraised c. US$3 billion.
Previously, Emma led the European Infrastructure Debt fund platform at AMP Capital, and subsequently at Ares Management, for 9 years, where she was primarily responsible for originating, structuring, arranging, and managing infrastructure debt investments in Europe, Investment approval for international project proposals and European Fundraising. Emma was a member of the Infrastructure Debt Investment Committee for global Infrastructure transactions.
Prior to joining AMP, Emma worked as Vice President of NIBC Bank NV’s Infrastructure and Renewables senior debt and financial advisory team, and at Nur Energie SAS originating and executing renewable energy development and investment in France and North Africa.
Emma is UK qualified solicitor, qualifying into Allen & Overy’s Projects group in London, and holds a BA and MA(Oxon) from the University of Oxford.