Macquarie Capital expands infrastructure principal investment effort

11 December 2013

  • Christopher Calavitta joins Macquarie Capital’s Infrastructure, Utilities and Renewables group
  • Appointment further strengthens principal investment effort in energy infrastructure development


NEW YORK — Macquarie Capital, the corporate advisory and capital markets arm of Macquarie Group (“Macquarie”) (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY), today announced the appointment of Christopher Calavitta as a Senior Vice President in its Infrastructure, Utilities and Renewables group. He will report to Thomas Houle, Managing Director, Macquarie Capital, who manages Macquarie’s energy infrastructure development team based in Austin, TX. The team provides development capital and advisory expertise to a broad range of infrastructure development projects in the Americas.

“Infrastructure development is a core business for Macquarie, and Chris will be instrumental in originating, financing and advising clients on energy project development,” said Nick Butcher, ‎Head of North American Infrastructure for Macquarie Capital. “His experience in project finance and capital-raising, combined with extensive knowledge of both mature and development-stage energy infrastructure projects, further strengthens our team’s ability to provide expert advice and holistic solutions to clients.”

Mr. Calavitta brings more than seven years’ banking experience in wind, hydro, solar and alternative energy, and has worked on a significant number of transactions of note throughout North America. He was most recently at Brookfield Renewable Energy Group, and has also worked at Renewable Energy Systems Americas and Panda Energy International.

Mr. Calavitta has a BS in Management from Tulane University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.

About Macquarie Group

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. Founded in 1969, Macquarie operates in more than 70 office locations in 28 countries. Macquarie employs approximately 13,900 people and has assets under management of over $359 billion (as of September 30, 2013).

Macquarie Capital provides advisory, capital raising and principal investing to corporate, financial sponsor and government clients involved in M&A, debt and equity fund raising, corporate restructuring, project finance and Public Private Partnerships. In the US, Macquarie Capital has continued to expand its client offerings, creating deep specialist sector expertise through targeted acquisitions and key hires, and building a comprehensive advisory and capital markets platform.

Macquarie Capital's Power, Utilities and Renewables team combines corporate advisory expertise and principal investing experience with a dedicated focus on companies operating in the generation, transmission, distribution, retail energy marketing, midstream, water, solar, wind, biomass, and waste industries. With more than 40 dedicated power, utilities and renewables professionals in New York, Toronto, Austin, and Mexico City, Macquarie Capital is a substantial and active player in the North American market, having advised on more than $15 billion of utility acquisitions in the last five years.

For more information, visit www.macquarie.com/us and www.macquarie.com/blueprint.

For further information, please contact: 
Stephen Yan 
Corporate Communications, Macquarie Group 
Tel: +1 212 231 1310
Email: stephen.yan@macquarie.com