John Sachs has joined Taylor-DeJongh, the international energy and infrastructure project finance advisory firm as a director. Sachs will be based in the Washington DC office.

He brings to the role over 14 years of experience in making direct equity investments, lending and investment banking in the energy and infrastructure sectors. His previous role was as a director at PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance in New York and Washington DC.

Highlights of his career include acting as lead financial advisor on the purchase of controlling interest in the largest independent advisor power producer in Tunisia, and the sale of a controlling interest in a portfolio of power assets in the Philippines.

Taylor-DeJongh has also hired Timothy Holder to head up the firm’s new office in Bahrain. He took up the role as director at the beginning of September.

He has over 17 years of experience in project and corporate finance, including equity raisings and mergers and acquisitions. He has been particularly active in the petrochemicals, oil, and gas and infrastructure sectors, especially in the Middle East.

Before joining Taylor-DeJongh, Holder was a director at Business Development Asia (BDA), an investment banking advisory firm providing advice to western firms looking to invest in Asia. He also set up BDA’s Middle East office in Bahrain.

During his career, he has worked for Merchant Bridge & Co and Close Brothers Corporate Finance, as well as spending 10 years with Schroders, before it became part of Citi.