London, 04 January 2010
Macquarie Capital today announced the appointment of Christoph Haschka as Managing Director in its Telecommunications, Media and Entertainment (TMET) sector advisory team.
Mr Haschka is an expert in cable TV and telecommunications (including mobile and DSL) across Europe and has successfully executed numerous high-profile transactions within the media and communications sector.
With more than 14 years of investment banking and media and telecommunications operating experience, Mr Haschka’s appointment further strengthens Macquarie’s TMET sector advisory expertise, and follows the recent appointment of Mehmet Abbasoglu to the team in October this year.
Mr Haschka joins Macquarie from UBS in London, where he was an Executive Director in the Media & Telecoms Investment Bank, advising clients in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Prior to that, he had eight years of senior corporate experience with Liberty Global and Orange. While at Liberty Global he led the acquisition of the Swiss operator, Cablecom, which had an enterprise value of over US$2.2 billion.
“We are pleased to welcome Christoph into the team at Macquarie Capital Advisers,” said Graeme Conway, Head of Macquarie Capital’s European advisory business. “Christoph’s deep sectoral knowledge and extensive experience in European telco markets further strengthens our coverage of the TMET sector for the benefit of clients both in Europe and globally.’’
Demonstrating Macquarie’s expanding international platform and sector expertise, Macquarie Capital’s TMET advisory team advised on the landmark Singapore Technologies Telemedia agreed offer for Eircom Holdings, the owner of a controlling shareholding in the incumbent Irish telecommunication company, which closed today.
Mr Haschka’s appointment further extends the capability within Macquarie Capital’s European advisory team, and complements the continuing expansion of Macquarie’s European advisory and capital markets platform.