Macquarie names digital infra head

Macquarie Capital appointed a managing director to head up its investments in the growing digital infrastructure sector.

Oliver Bradley has been appointed as the managing director of digital infrastructure investing at Macquarie Capital, the corporate advisory, capital markets and principal investment arm of global giant Macquarie Group.

Returning to the fold after he left Macquarie in 2015, Bradley will assume responsibility for the firm's opportunities to develop infrastructure with private and government partners across both mature and emerging operating companies in telecommunications and digital infrastructure.

Based in London, Bradley recently held senior roles in the UK Government, with a stint as a commercial specialist in the UK's finance ministry, HM Treasury. Prior to rejoining Macquarie, Bradley was the corporate finance director of UK alternative digital infrastructure provider CityFibre, which saw him responsible for leading the firm's capital raising efforts, as well as mergers and acquisitions, and strategic transactions.

The European head of Macquarie's America's and Europe advisory business Rainer Langel said Bradley would bring a unique perspective on digital infrastructure to Macquarie.

"Oliver has led milestone projects and demonstrated the value of digital as part of the infrastructure ecosystem," Langel said.

"We welcome Oliver back to Macquarie and see an opportunity for our infrastructure, principal investing and technology teams to work more closely in this rapidly evolving and growing area."

Macquarie noted it was seeing growing demand for its expertise in the area, as the volume of digital infrastructure projects increase around the world.

Larry Henden, the firm's head of principal investing and private capital markets in the Americas, Europe and Asia said Bradley's appointment and a dedicated focus on digital infrastructure projects would allow the firm to bridge gaps between its teams of sector specialists around the world.

"Our collective capabilities as principal investment specialists in the combined technology and infrastructure space set us apart," Henden said.

Read more: Macquarie CapitalCityFibreHM TreasuryLarry HendenLondonMacquarie GroupOliver BradleyRainer LangelUK Government
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