03 August 2010
LONDON – Macquarie Capital today announced the appointment of Bill Kennish as Senior Managing Director and Head of Telecommunications, Media, Entertainment and Technology (TMET) Advisory for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Mr Kennish joins Macquarie Capital from Citigroup where he was Head of TMT Investment Banking for EMEA. With more than 16 years’ investment banking and TMET experience, Mr Kennish has led numerous transactions in the sector. These have included: the sale of Essent Kabelcom to Warburg Pincus/Cinven, the defense of Portugal Telecom, the purchase of O2 by Telefonica, the sale of Investcom to MTN and certain of Etisalat’s investments in Asia.
“I’m very pleased to welcome Bill to the team,” said Graeme Conway, Head of Macquarie Capital’s European Advisory business. ‘’Bill's depth of experience and broad knowledge of the TMET sector across key EMEA markets will be valuable as we continue to build out Macquarie’s advisory and capital markets platform.’’
Mr Kennish replaces Darren Keogh as Head of TMET Advisory. After nine years successfully leading the TMET team in EMEA, Mr Keogh is returning to Australia to become Co-head of Macquarie’s TMET Advisory business in Australia and New Zealand.
“Darren has built an outstanding team and franchise with a diverse business across TMET advisory, ECM and principal transactions. We are very pleased to have secured someone of Bill’s calibre to lead the team as they build on this success for the benefit of our clients,” said Mr Conway.
Recent transactions advised on by Macquarie Capital’s TMET advisory team include the landmark Singapore Technologies Telemedia agreed offer for Eircom Holdings, and the winning bid for the UK lotteries operator, Camelot, by Ontario Teachers Pension Plan.
Macquarie Group (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. Founded in 1969, Macquarie operates in more than 70 office locations in 28 countries. Macquarie employs approximately 14,600 people and had assets under management of £197bn (€221bn) at 31 March 2010.
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