Press Release

Macquarie Capital appoints Head of UK Financial Sponsors

London, 15 February 2016

Macquarie Capital, the corporate advisory, capital markets and principal investment arm of Macquarie Group, announced today that Jacques Callaghan has been appointed Senior Managing Director and Head of UK Financial Sponsors. Jacques will be based in Macquarie’s London office from March 2016 and will report to Daniel Wong, Head of Macquarie Capital Europe. 

Jacques brings more than 20 years’ experience advising financial sponsors and their investee companies on mergers and acquisitions, disposals and IPOs. Jacques joins Macquarie Capital from Canaccord Genuity where he was previously Co-Head of European Investment Banking and Head of Financial Sponsors Coverage and built a market leading Private Equity practice. Jacques was also Head of Financial Sponsors at Hawkpoint prior to being acquired by Canaccord Genuity. 

“We are delighted to welcome Jacques to Macquarie,” said Daniel Wong. “Jacques’ arrival and the establishment of a dedicated UK financial sponsors group represents an important step in the growth of our European business. With specialist industry insight combined with a global perspective, Macquarie Capital is uniquely positioned to deliver high quality deal flow and flawless execution to financial sponsor clients. Our principal investing and lending platform, which seeks to become a capital partner by investing alongside clients, should further differentiate our offering to the financial sponsor community.” 

During his career, Jacques has advised financial sponsors on more than 100 transactions with a transaction value of over £20 billion, including the listing of Foxtons and Patisserie Holdings, the acquisitions of ICS by Towerbrook, of Opsec by Investcorp and of Adelie by HIG Capital and the disposals of Moneycorp to Bridgepoint and of Whittan Storage to Bregal Capital.

Jacques’s hire follows Macquarie Capital’s appointment of Hugh Briggs as Head of Principal Transactions, Europe in December 2015.

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