Macquarie strengthens European ECM team with appointment of John Dwyer

16 September 2009

  • Senior hire extends the build-out of Macquarie’s ECM capabilities, following appointment of Antony Isaacs to head team
  • Combining structuring and underwriting capability with leading global research and distribution platform

LONDON — Macquarie Capital today announced the appointment of John Dwyer as a Managing Director, further expanding its Equity Capital Markets (ECM) team in Europe.

Most recently Executive Director in Goldman Sachs’ EMEA ECM team, John brings extensive experience of origination and execution of equity and equity linked transactions. Following a long period of focusing purely on the UK equity capital markets, John also has an extensive track record on a broad range of geographies including Russia, Central & Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

John joins Macquarie’s global ECM team of more than 100 executives across the UK and Europe, the US, Australia, Asia and South Africa. Working closely with Macquarie Securities Group, clients benefit from the combination of Macquarie Capital’s ECM structuring, underwriting, equity raising and advisory expertise and the outstanding research and global distribution capabilities of Macquarie Securities’ institutional stock broking business.

“John’s appointment is another important step in the strengthening of our European ECM capabilities. His experience complements the appointment of Antony Isaacs as head of the European ECM team, and the ongoing development of Macquarie’s global ECM platform” said Graeme Conway, Head of Macquarie Capital’s European Advisory team.

“Our recent role as Joint Global Coordinator for Rio Tinto’s US$15.2bn rights issue, the largest non-financial rights issue ever, exemplifies Macquarie’s ability to leverage fully integrated ECM teams across time zones and jurisdictions. The European team is integral to this global offering,” said Graeme Conway.

About Macquarie Capital
Macquarie Capital comprises Macquarie Group's corporate advisory, capital markets, underwriting, wholesale structuring, specialist funds (including infrastructure and real estate funds) and private equity capabilities.

With offices in the UK, Europe, North America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the Middle East, Macquarie Capital provides a depth of services including specialist capabilities in mergers and acquisitions, takeovers and corporate restructuring advice, equity and debt capital markets, specialised funds management, private equity placements and principal products. In the UK, Macquarie Capital operates through Macquarie Capital (Europe) Limited (MCEL) and Macquarie Capital Funds (Europe) Limited (MCFEL), each of which is authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA).

About Macquarie
Macquarie Group (Macquarie) is a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services. Macquarie's main business focus is making returns by providing a diversified range of services to clients. Macquarie acts on behalf of institutional, corporate and retail clients and counterparties around the world. Macquarie Group Limited is listed in Australia (ASX:MQG) and is regulated by APRA, the Australian banking regulator, as the owner of Macquarie Bank Limited, an authorised deposit taker. Macquarie also owns a bank in the UK, Macquarie Bank International, which is regulated by the FSA. Macquarie's activities are also subject to scrutiny by other regulatory agencies around the world.

Founded in 1969, Macquarie operates in more than 26 countries and employs approximately 12,500 people. Assets under management total more than £118 billion (€123 billion), as at 31 March 2009.

For further information, please contact:

Karen Smith
Corporate Communications
Macquarie Group
Tel: +44 20 3037 2420