Black Man Buys UK's Second-Largest Airport

Adebayo Ogunle says he plans to "shake up" Britain's airport business. We're thinking he already has.


That's right. The new owner of Gatwick Airport, Britain's second largest, is a brother. Adebayo Ogunlesi, president of Global Infrastructure Partners, an independent investment fund in New York City, struck a multibillion-dollar deal to acquire Gatwick. Talk about a-ballin' for real.

In an exclusive interview with Jeff Randall, Adebayo Ogunlesi, chairman of Global Infrastructure Partners, said he is going "to make Gatwick a truly first class experience."

However he cautioned it would take "somewhere between 12 and 18 months" before passengers started noticing a difference at the airport.

"We love Britain," Mr. Ogunlesi added. The sale of Gatwick to GIP, which is subject to approval by the European Union, is due to be completed by the end of the year.

Source: Black Herald