Nigerian mogul Adebayo Ogunlesi bought 3 foreign airports in 6 years

Nigerian mogul Adebayo Ogunlesi bought 3 foreign airports in 6 years

- A Nigerian, Bayo Ogunlesi has made another milestone in the world record

- He bought three foreign Airports through his private firm in six years

- Ogunlesi started his firm in July 2006

A Nigerian, Bayo O. Ogunlesi has made a milestone to be one of the African entrepreneurs to have foreign airports. The airports were acquired through his private firm, Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP).

Amazing! Meet Nigerian who bought 3 foreign Airports in 6 years

Bayo Ogunlesi

NAIJ.com gathered that Ogunlesi started the firm in 2006 as a joint venture whose initial investors included Credit Suisse and General Electric. He currently serves as Chairman and Managing Partner.

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According to investigation, in 2006, GIP bought London City Airport. In 2009, it acquired the majority in London Gatwick Airport in a deal worth £1.455 billion while he it also acquired Edinburgh Airport in 2012.

Amazing! Meet Nigerian who bought 3 foreign Airports in 6 years

“Adebayo "Bayo" O. Ogunlesi, JD (born December 20, 1953) is a Nigerian-born lawyer and investment banker.

“Ogunlesi is currently Chairman and Managing Partner at the private equity firm, Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP).

“Ogunlesi was the former head of Global Investment Banking at Credit Suisse First Boston before being promoted to Chief Client Officer and Executive Vice Chairman.

Amazing! Meet Nigerian who bought 3 foreign Airports in 6 years

“In July 2006, Ogunlesi started a private equity firm, Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), a joint venture whose initial investors included Credit Suisse and General Electric. He currently serves as Chairman and Managing Partner.

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“In 2006, GIP bought London City Airport. In 2009, GIP acquired the majority in London Gatwick Airport in a deal worth £1.455 billion. The Nigerian press has given him the nickname, "The Man Who Bought Gatwick Airport. GIP also owns Edinburgh Airport, which they bought in 2012.”

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Source: Naija.ng

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