London, 23 October 2013
Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets (MIRA) has appointed John Bruen as a Managing Director in its London office. Reporting to Edward Beckley, Head of MIRA in Europe, Mr Bruen will focus on furthering the development of MIRA’s transport sector group.
Mr Bruen has considerable expertise in infrastructure mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and joins MIRA from Ferrovial Aeropuertos where he was Corporate Development Director in Madrid from October 2005. In this role, Mr Bruen was responsible for all M&A activity at BAA and Ferrovial Aeropuertos including the BAA non-core asset divestment programme and business development activity. Prior to joining Ferrovial, he was a Director in the Structured Finance team at Royal Bank of Canada where he focused on infrastructure financing.
“We are delighted to welcome John to MIRA. His significant experience in infrastructure financing combined with his expertise in the aviation and transport sectors make him a valuable addition to our European business,” said Edward Beckley, Head of MIRA in Europe.
MIRA is a leader in alternative asset management worldwide, specialising in infrastructure, real estate, agriculture and other real asset classes through public and private funds, coinvestments, partnerships and separately managed accounts. Its client base is primarily institutional investors, including global pension and superannuation funds, other institutions and governments.
MIRA is part of Macquarie Funds Group, the asset management arm of Macquarie Group (Macquarie), a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services. Founded in 1969, Macquarie employs more than 13,600 people in 28 countries and has over $US360 billion1 in assets under management.
Macquarie pioneered infrastructure as an asset class almost 20 years ago. Today it is the world’s largest manager of infrastructure and also has a growing portfolio in real estate, agriculture and energy investments. MIRA has assets under management of $US101 billion in 114 portfolio businesses, ~300 properties and 3.6 million hectares of farmland.