KKR has announced the appointment of Tara Davies as a Managing Director in KKR’s global infrastructure team.
Tara Davies joins KKR from the Macquarie Group, where she was a Senior Managing Director and Head of Infrastructure Mergers & Acquisitions in the bank’s advisory group. Ms Davies has over 17 years’ experience in the global infrastructure industry in both Sydney & London.
Jesus Olmos, Member & Global Co-Head of Infrastructure and Head of Spain at KKR, commented:
“Tara’s considerable experience in both fund investments and advisory will bring a new dimension to KKR’s growing global infrastructure platform. We’re excited to welcome her on board as we continue to explore opportunities in the asset class globally.”
Tara Davies added:
“I am excited to join a firm with such an outstanding global reputation, and such a strong track record in the infrastructure space. I’m looking forward to working in close collaboration with the global team as we look to build on our existing portfolio.”
KKR has committed over $4.5 billion dollars in equity investment across its global infrastructure platform. KKR’s infrastructure footprint spans seven sectors including renewable energy, heating, rail, telecom, parking, water & midstream with a presence in over 20 countries. KKR sources investments for its infrastructure business by focusing on certain risk characteristics, including the following: physical assets, assets central to the functioning of the local economy, irreplaceable assets, assets with long-term cash flows, assets that have limited sensitivity to economic cycles and assets that are inflation hedged.
In July 2015, KKR announced the final closing of KKR Global Infrastructure Investors II, a $3.1 billion global fund focused on identifying, pursuing, executing, and managing infrastructure investments with an emphasis on OECD countries.