Macquarie Capital Broadens Industry Coverage with Key Hire in Consumer/Retail

03 April 2013

  • Industry veteran Greg Shaia joins Macquarie Capital as US Head of its Consumer/Retail practice
  • Builds on Macquarie Capital’s US momentum in advisory and capital markets 

NEW YORK — Macquarie Group (“Macquarie”) (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY) today announced that Greg Shaia has joined Macquarie Capital in its Industrials industry coverage group as a Senior Managing Director and US Head of Consumer/Retail coverage. 

“Greg’s deep expertise in the consumer and retail sector will help us to continue to broaden our industry coverage,” said Robert Bertagna, Global Head of Industrials for Macquarie Capital. “He has been a trusted advisor to companies in this important sector for years.” 

Mr. Shaia has 24 years of experience and has advised retail and consumer companies on a wide range of transactions, including M&A, leveraged buyouts, public and private equity and debt financings, and restructurings. He has advised corporate clients such as Estée Lauder, Church & Dwight, Coty, Party City and Pilot Travel Centers, and a number of financial sponsors. 

Mr. Shaia most recently served as Head of Consumer/Retail at Moelis & Co. where, as a Managing Director, he covered consumer/retail companies since joining that firm in 2008. Prior to his time at Moelis, Mr. Shaia worked as a Senior Managing Director and the Head of Retail and Apparel Investment Banking at Bear Stearns & Co. Before joining Bear Stearns in 2004, Mr. Shaia was a Managing Director and ran Soft-Lines and Broad-Lines Retail and Apparel Investment Banking at Citigroup. Mr. Shaia began his career in investment banking as an associate in the Corporate Finance department of Drexel Burnham Lambert in 1989. 

“Greg’s appointment will enable our firm to continue the expansion of our advisory and capital markets business in the US,” said Robert Redmond, Head of Macquarie Capital for the US and Latin America. “We have significant momentum and aim to build on it with Greg’s track record of success.” 

Mr. Shaia graduated with a B.A. in Literature from Georgetown University and graduated Beta Gamma Sigma with an M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia Business School. 

About Macquarie Group 
Macquarie Group (Macquarie) is a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services. Macquarie’s main business focus is making returns by providing a diversified range of services to clients. Macquarie acts 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 13,400 people and has assets under management of over US$353 billion (as of September 30, 2012). 

Macquarie Capital provides advisory, capital raising and principal investing to corporate, financial sponsor and government clients involved in M&A, debt and equity fund raising, corporate restructuring, project finance and Public Private Partnerships. In the US, Macquarie Capital has continued to expand its client offerings, creating deep specialist sector expertise through targeted acquisitions and key hires, and building a comprehensive advisory and capital markets platform. 

For more information, visit www.macquarie.com/us and www.macquarie.com/blueprint

For further information, please contact:
Paula Chirhart 
Corporate Communications, Macquarie Group 
Tel: +1 212 231 1239 
Email: paula.chirhart@macquarie.com