Peter Zillekens joins Macquarie Capital Advisors in Germany

17 September 2009

  • Appointment strengthens Macquarie Capital Advisors’ business in Germany
  • Adds further transaction and advisory expertise

FRANKFURT — Macquarie Capital is pleased to announce that Peter Zillekens has joined Macquarie’s Capital Advisors team in Germany as Managing Director. The former Merrill Lynch Director will work out of the Frankfurt office and focus on advising corporate finance clients. His appointment adds to a number of high profile hirings by Macquarie over the few past months across Europe and the United States.

Peter Zillekens has thirteen years experience in investment banking, focusing on mergers and acquisitions (M&A). As a Director of Merrill Lynch’s Global Markets & Investment Banking unit, he advised on many of the firm’s high profile deals, including transactions in the utilities, infrastructure, telecommunications, and consumer goods sectors. Peter started his career at the Investment Banking Division of Deutsche Bank.

“We are delighted to be welcoming a professional of Peter’s calibre to our team”, said Graeme Conway, Head of Macquarie’s European Advisory Business. “His appointment is another step in expanding and strengthening our advisory business in Germany, bringing deep expertise to our activities in corporate finance.”

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Macquarie Capital comprises Macquarie Group's corporate advisory, capital markets, underwriting, wholesale structuring, specialist funds (including infrastructure and real estate funds) and private equity capabilities.

With offices in the UK, Europe, North America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the Middle East, Macquarie Capital provides a depth of services including specialist capabilities in mergers and acquisitions, takeovers and corporate restructuring advice, equity and debt capital markets, specialised funds management, private equity placements and principal products.

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Macquarie is a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services acting on behalf of institutional, corporate and retail clients and counterparties around the world.

Macquarie Group Limited is listed in Australia (ASX:MQG) and is regulated by APRA, the Australian banking regulator, as the owner of Macquarie Bank Limited, an authorised deposit taker. Macquarie also owns a bank in the UK, Macquarie Bank International, which is regulated by the FSA. Macquarie's activities are also subject to scrutiny by other regulatory agencies around the world.

Founded in 1969, Macquarie operates in more than 70 office locations in 26 countries. Macquarie employs approximately 12,500 people and had assets under management of €127bn at 31 March 2009.

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