Press Release

Macquarie Capital strengthens US energy platform

New York, 09 November 2015

  • Brady Parish joins Macquarie Capital as a Senior Managing Director and head of the US Oil and Gas team, based in Houston
  • High-level appointment further strengthens US Oil and Gas platform and global energy capabilities

Macquarie Capital, the corporate advisory, capital markets and principal investing arm of Macquarie Group (“Macquarie”) (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY), today announced the appointment of Brady Parish as a Senior Managing Director and Head of its US Oil and Gas group based in Houston, Texas. Mr. Parish will start at Macquarie in December.

Mr. Parish brings nearly two decades of investment banking experience, having worked on a wide-range of domestic and international energy transactions within the oil and gas sector. He was most recently a corporate executive at Apache Corporation, one of the largest global independent oil and gas companies based in Houston. Prior to Apache, Mr. Parish worked at Moelis & Company as a Managing Director and Head of the Houston Energy Group. Prior to Moelis, Mr. Parish spent a number of years at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch as an accomplished M&A upstream banker, having worked on several successful M&A and capital markets transactions in the upstream space and establishing best-in-class energy franchises at both firms.

"We are delighted to have Brady join the team as we continue to strengthen our Oil & Gas industry capabilities," said Nick Butcher, Head of North American Infrastructure and US Resources at Macquarie Capital. "His extensive transaction experience across a broad range of oil-and-gas and E&P clients, combined with his deep client relationships and technical expertise, further strengthens our eam’ abili y o provi e strategic advice and solutions to our clients."

Mr. Parish received his MBA from The Amos Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College and his BBA in Accounting and Finance from Texas A&M University. Mr. Parish also obtained his CPA in 1990.

The appointment of Mr. Parish in Houston further strengthens Macquarie Capital's global energy offering and complements the recent senior appointments of Grant Butkus and Joel Saber to the Houston Oil & Gas team. It also follows the recent hiring of David McShane, who joined Macquarie Capital as US Head of Equity Capital Markets with extensive experience in domestic and international energy and power ECM transactions. Macquarie maintains a significant energy platform in the United States, providing clients with the full spectrum of services:

  • strategic advisory (M&A, restructuring, acquisitions & divestitures, energy infrastructure development and project finance advisory),
  • capital markets (sales, trading and research; equity and debt capital markets; private capital raising),
  • principal investment alongside clients and
  • commodity hedging solutions.

Macquarie is also the largest non-producing gas trader and third largest physical gas marketer in North America, according to Platts. The Houston office is Macquarie's third largest office in the US with over 22 Macquarie Capital employees.

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