Aquila Infrastructure reinforces Investor Relations Team
Aquila Infrastructure Management, the Canada-based infrastructure investor, has announced that Linda Houllahan and Louisa Liu have joined the firm as Director, Investor Relations and Vice President, Investor Relations and Finance, respectively.
Linda Houllahan has an extensive background and a successful track record in fundraising and distribution of alternative investments. She has long-standing relationships with institutions ranging from private clients and family offices to foundations, endowments, insurance companies and pension funds. In the last 20 years, she has worked at top tier financial institutions including Credit Suisse First Boston, Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley and Donaldson Lufkin and Jenrette.
Linda brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and relationships to Aquila. Her principal role at Aquila will be to lead and manage the firm's fundraising, co-investment and investor relations activities in Canada, US, Europe and Asia.
Louisa Liu has over ten years of financial planning, analysis and risk management. Louisa was Finance Manager at Macquarie Capital Funds Ltd., where she was responsible for providing information and analysis to the management, board of directors, and investors of Macquarie Essential Assets Partnership, a CAD $460 million infrastructure fund. She also worked closely with underlying investments and management teams in reviewing financial results, establishing accounting processes and facilitating post-acquisition integration. Recently, Louisa served as Senior Manager, Finance at Inmet Mining Corporation, a TSX-listed company.
At Aquila, Louisa will be responsible for coordinating all finance and investor relations activities.
Aquila's CEO, Alina Osorio, stated:
"We are pleased to have both Linda and Louisa join Aquila, as their addition reflects the growth in our firm and asset base and provides additional expertise and track record in fundraising, investor relations, and finance. This enables us to further serve our investors, continue to provide them with access to direct opportunities in the infrastructure asset class, and deepen our existing relationships with institutional investors globally."
Aquila is located in Toronto and was established in 2009 as a full service investment management services firm focused solely on the infrastructure sector. It delivers tailored investment solutions that offer advantages over traditional fund models.
Aquila's flagship fund is the Infrastructure Coalition, a closed-end investment vehicle with a mandate to invest in core infrastructure assets in OECD countries. In 2011, the fund secured C$105 million (US$103 million) of investment from its founding members. The fund targeted commitments between $500 and 750 million.