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Macquarie Capital strengthens team in Japan with two senior appointments

06 July 2011

Macquarie Capital, the corporate advisory and equity underwriting business of Macquarie Group (Macquarie ASX:MQG), today announced the appointments of Yasuo Kanzaki as Senior Adviser and Takumi Tanaka as Head of Industrials, Japan.

In his role as Senior Adviser for Macquarie Capital in Japan, Mr. Kanzaki’s industry experience and extensive relationships will be invaluable, particularly at a time when Macquarie is seeing significant opportunities across a spectrum of industry sectors in Japan.

Mr. Tanaka joins as a Managing Director and will lead the Industrials team with a focus on enhancing Macquarie’s cross-border advisory franchise, strengthening its financial sponsor relationships, and also furthering Macquarie’s activities in Japan.

“We have built an excellent platform in Japan,” said Arthur Ozeki, Head of Japan for Macquarie Capital. “Mr. Kanzaki and Mr. Tanaka's significant experience and relationships are an important addition to our existing team.”

“Japan is an important market for Macquarie Capital and we are committed to building our strong franchise further as a part of our overall growth strategy in Asia,” said Kalpana Desai, Head of Asia for Macquarie Capital. “These two senior appointments are another step in expanding and driving the growth of our business in the region.”

Mr. Kanzaki joins Macquarie Capital from Nikko Cordial Securities where he spent his entire career and was most recently an Adviser. He brings more than fifty years of experience in international finance and advisory. Mr. Kanzaki is a member of the Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives) and was also previously appointed by the former Prime Minister of Japan, Junichiro Koizumi, to serve as an ABAC (APEC Business Advisory Council) member, acting as the Co-Chair of the Finance & Economics Working Group.

Mr. Tanaka, with twenty years’ experience in the financial industry, is one of the leading financial sponsor bankers in Japan. Mr. Tanaka was formerly a Managing Director – Financial Sponsors, Asia with Barclays Capital. He was responsible for advisory and financing activities with private equity clients and their key portfolio companies in Asia, and built out dedicated sponsor coverage
teams across the Asia-Pacific.

For further information, please contact:

Fiona McDonald
Media and Communications, Asia
+65 6231 2749

Elizabeth Cox
Media and Communications, Australia (Japanese speaker)
+612 8232 1818