Colm Lanigan

Colm Lanigan

Managing Director, Head of Long Term Private Capital Americas

Colm Lanigan, Managing Director, is the Head of BlackRock Long Term Private Capital Americas, based in New York. Colm brings over 25 years of private equity investment and leveraged finance experience.


Colm was most recently Head of Private Equities, Americas, at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds. In this role, he oversaw all direct investing and fund partnerships in Private Equity, Credit and Venture Capital investing in the Americas. He joined ADIA in 2012 as the Head of Principal Investments with a mandate to develop the strategy, oversee the buildout of a global team, and lead the execution and management of principal investments in the private equities department.


Colm previously founded Tara Capital and purchased Tara Technologies as a platform entity. He served as the Chief Executive Officer at Tara Technologies Corporation from February 2006 to July 2011, transforming a US based manufacturer into a supplier of engineered components and systems to global OEMs in the semiconductor, aerospace, and oil and gas sectors.


Prior to Tara, Colm was a Managing Director at Caxton-Iseman Capital Associates, a $2B private equity fund, where he helped to expand its principal investment business, and as a Vice President in leveraged finance at Credit Suisse where he advised companies and sponsors on capital raising and strategic alternatives.


Colm received his LLB and JD from the University of Toronto and a BSc in Molecular Biology from the University of Toronto.