Infrastructure investment giant Alinda Capital makes Alex Black partner


airport5sq_lrgAlinda Capital Partners, the world’s largest independently-owned infrastructure investment firm, has made managing director Alex Black a partner.

Black joined Alinda in 2008 to lead portfolio management, and is responsible for implementing operational improvements at the firm’s companies.

Prior to joining Alinda he was senior director of consulting firm Kroll Zolfo Cooper, and was previously at Touche Ross & Co.

Alinda, which has more than $7.8bn in equity commitments, is currently eyeing $3bn for its latest fundraise.

The firm held a $340m close in August 2012.

Eight infrastructure funds held a final close in Q4 2012, raising an aggregate $11.9bn, 51 per cent of the $23.2bn raised throughout the whole of 2012.

According to Preqin, this was also the largest quarterly amount raised by funds since the $17.4bn secured by infrastructure funds that closed in Q4 2008.

New York-based Global Infrastructure Partners held an $8.25bn final close for its second vehicle during the quarter, the largest infrastructure fund ever raised.

In all, 34 infrastructure funds closed during 2012, raising an aggregate $23.2bn in institutional capital.

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