Swiss private equity firm Partners Group has hired Vittorio Lacagnina as head of business development for its Private Infrastructure Americas team in New York.
Lacagnina joins from QIC where he was head of global clients and marketing for the Northern Hemisphere at the Australian fund manager. As part of his role at QIC, Lacagnina established the company’s New York office.
A spokesperson for Partners Group confirmed the move and told Inframation that the hiring of Lacagnina is part of efforts to “ramp up” its infrastructure distribution platform.
In this newly-created role, Lacagnina will lead capital origination and strategic fundraising initiatives for the asset class across the Americas region while working closely with the Americas investment team led by Todd Bright.
Lacagnina, started his career at Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking division before moving to Depfa Bank as managing director of infrastructure finance. He later spent a year at Babcock & Brown before joining SteelRiver Infrastructure Partners where he oversaw global fundraising and co-investment.