Joshua Kwicinski

Joshua Kwicinski
Managing Director

Transactions Advisory Practice; Joint Ventures & Partnerships

Joshua Kwicinski is a Managing Director based in Washington, D.C. He has more than a decade of experience in advising on all aspects of the partnership lifecycle, including deal strategy, transaction structuring, ongoing governance, and restructuring/exit. He has advised senior executives and dealmakers at both a corporate and individual JV level across a range of industries, including oil and gas, metals and mining, aerospace and defense, financial services, biotechnology, and others.

  • Experience

    Joshua joined Ankura as part of the firm’s 2020 acquisition of Water Street Partners. Prior to working with Water Street Partners, he worked as a senior associate in a boutique investment bank and consulting firm and was an intelligence officer with the Department of Defense.

    Joshua’s professional experience includes:


    • Advised on the establishment of Fluence, a joint venture between AES and Siemens that provides industry-leading grid-scale energy storage solutions
    • Advised on the establishment of Poet-DSM, a joint venture to develop and commercialize scale production of bio-based ethanol from waste agricultural feedstocks
    • Advised an aerospace and defense company on the creation of a joint venture in Saudi Arabia to provide regional aftermarket support to company products
    • Advised an aerospace and defense company on the creation of a joint venture in UAE to sell company products regionally
    • Advised on the creation of a financial services joint venture to enable external access to Saudi capital markets
    • Advised a financial services joint venture on creating a new back office support joint venture for its owners
    • Advised and trained multiple deal teams across industries on capability building and creation of JV deal-making playbooks

    Governance and Restructuring

    • Advised a multi-partner mining joint venture on restructuring its board, committee,
      and governance workings to unlock future growth and expansion opportunities
    • Advised a multi-partner multi-billion oil and gas company on changes to its governance
      and operating model to tap into the strengths and capabilities of each partner
    • Advised an integrated energy company on improving the governance of its non-operated
      JV portfolio by creating internal organizational structures to govern and manage key portions of the portfolio and adopting new JV governance standards
    • Advised a national energy company on improving the governance of its downstream
      JV portfolio through changes in staffing, training, and process guidance
    • Advised on the sale of a hospitality supply chain joint venture to one of its owners
    • Developed and led training on governance for companies and joint venture boards in the U.S., Europe, and Middle East

  • Insights & innovation