Ex-Macquarie, Onex exec named Northleaf VP

Jared Waldron has joined Northleaf Capital. The Toronto company is raising its debut infrastructure fund.

A public-private partnership (PPP; P3) expert who has experience in infrastructure and private equity has joined Northleaf Capital Partners to help run its nascent infrastructure fund.

Jared Waldron, who has worked for Macquarie Group and Onex Corporation, has joined Northleaf as vice president, according to a company announcement.

Waldron, who is based in Toronto, did not return a voicemail message seeking comment.

Northleaf, which formed in a 2009 spinout from TD Bank Financial Group, opened its infrastructure investment programme in 2010.

In June, the company credited its maiden infrastructure offering, Northleaf Infrastructure Co-Investment Partners, with gathering C$500 million (€390 million; $485 million).

Prior to signing on with Northleaf Capital Partners, Waldron worked for ONCAP, the middle-market private equity platform of Onex. He gained his P3 experience working for Macquarie.

Northleaf pointed out that Waldron was schooled in OECD (Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development) investing.

Macquarie alumni George Zakem and Jamie Storrow co-head infrastructure for Northleaf.