MEXICO CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Macquarie Mexican Infrastructure Trust I ("MMIT I") (BMV: FIMMCK) today announced the appointment of Mr. Jonathan Walbridge as Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie Mexican Infrastructure Fund.
“Mexico is a very important region for Macquarie and we are committed to having the best and most experienced individuals as part of our team here. I am delighted to welcome Jonathan into his new role,” said Jonathan Davis Arzac, Chairman, Macquarie Mexican Infrastructure Fund. “Jonathan has focused on M&A and infrastructure over the span of his career, which will serve MMIF well as we focus on deploying our remaining capital into growth investments across infrastructure projects in Mexico. His knowledge, insight and expertise will be invaluable as we continue to further develop our business in the region. I look forward to his future contributions.”
Mr. Walbridge replaces Mr. Nick O’Neil who will focus on the broader Latin American efforts of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA).
“On behalf of the board of directors, I would like to express our gratitude to Nick for his leadership over many years. He played a significant role in the establishment of the fund and the deployment of capital into strategic investments throughout his tenure,” added Davis Arzac.
Mr. Walbridge is a Managing Director in MIRA and has 13 years of experience in investment banking and funds management. Mr. Walbridge most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of MMIF having joined the Mexico City office of MIRA in July 2013. Prior to this, he was based in London for eight years where he was part of the senior management team in MIRA's unlisted funds business with a focus on the energy and transportation sectors. Before joining Macquarie, Mr. Walbridge spent five years at Credit Suisse within its M&A investment banking team based in New York, Australia and New Zealand.
Mr. Walbridge holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Victoria University of Wellington.
About Macquarie Mexican Infrastructure Fund
Macquarie Mexican Infrastructure Fund (MMIF) is Macquarie Group’s first managed fund in Latin America, and is the first peso-denominated fund focused solely on investment opportunities in Mexican infrastructure projects. MMIF targets investments across infrastructure asset classes that include roads and rail, airports, ports, water and wastewater, energy and utilities, as well as social and communications infrastructure. MMIF comprises two trusts, Macquarie Mexican Infrastructure Trust I and Macquarie Mexican Infrastructure Trust II, and is managed by Macquarie México Infrastructure Management, S.A. de C.V. which operates within the Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets division of Macquarie Group.
About Macquarie Group
Macquarie Group (Macquarie) is a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services. Macquarie’s main business focus is making returns by providing a diversified range of services to clients. Macquarie acts on behalf of institutional, corporate and retail clients and counterparties around the world. Founded in 1969, Macquarie operates in more than 70 office locations in 28 countries. Macquarie employs approximately 13,900 people and has assets under management of over A$427 billion (as of March 31, 2014).
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), a division of Macquarie, is a leading global alternative asset manager specializing in investments across infrastructure, real estate, agriculture and energy. Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets manages 52 funds with US$136 billion of assets under management across 27 countries (as of December 31, 2013).