Frankfurt, 04 October 2010
Macquarie Capital today announces the appointment of Rainer Langel as head of its growing German corporate finance, M&A and ECM activities.
Most recently a Managing Director at Lazard, Mr Langel has 18 years of experience, of which 10 years in corporate finance, complemented by a background in industrial management and finance at Dunlop and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He has led a number of high profile M&A transactions for industrial clients such as Siemens, ThyssenKrupp and Volkswagen, as well as for leading Private Equity firms.
Mr Langel is joined by three former colleagues – Managing Director Florian Geiger and Senior Vice Presidents Kerri Schulze-Bubert and Frank Heiss, each with strong experience across the Industrials, Services and Financial Sponsor sectors. This team has worked together for the last 10 years, both, at Lazard and at Merrill Lynch. They are part of the growing team at Macquarie Capital in Germany.
“We are very pleased to welcome Rainer to Macquarie Capital,” said Graeme Conway, Head of Macquarie Capital Advisers in Europe. “The growing team reflects Germany’s place as a key market in Macquarie’s European business. Rainer’s proven track record and a strong entrepreneurial focus will be invaluable in leading the team as they continue to develop Macquarie Capital’s German advisory business. This complements our efforts to build the German platform, which has recently been significantly enhanced by the addition of Sal. Oppenheim’s equity research and sales, and structured products businesses.”
Rainer’s appointment follows the decision of Klaus Thalheimer, Head of Macquarie Capital Advisers, Germany, to leave Macquarie by the end of 2010.
“Klaus led Macquarie’s successful development as a leading infrastructure player in the German market,” said Mr Conway. “Klaus will stay until the end of the year to ensure a smooth handover and complete his current projects. We thank him for his strong commitment to Macquarie over the past nine years and wish him well for the future.”