New York, 13 March 2013
Macquarie Group (Macquarie) (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY) today announced that Brian Sauvigne joined Macquarie Capital as a Managing Director in its Financial Sponsors Group, based in New York.
Mr. Sauvigne joins Macquarie with a unique scope of experience working with financial sponsors. He was most recently Head of Corporate Development at Morgan Stanley and was responsible for its global corporate mergers and acquisitions activities. He also worked in the firm's Financial Sponsors Group, where he was involved in a number of equity, debt, and mergers and acquisition transactions. He was previously a consultant at McKinsey, where he provided senior-level strategic advice to a number of financial sponsors and corporate clients.
Mr. Sauvigne has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Columbia University.
Jorge Mora, Macquarie Capital's US Head of Financial Sponsors, said: "We continue to grow our business with the financial sponsor community. Brian's transactional experience and deep relationships across the community is well matched to the needs of our clients, and his consulting background brings an additional dimension of expertise. His appointment adds significantly to our resources and capabilities."
Year-to-date in the US, Macquarie has committed more than $550 million in equity, preferred equity and mezzanine debt towards client transactions, and underwritten more than $8.5 billion in debt. Recently, the firm advised a number of financial sponsor clients and their portfolio companies, and provided financing solutions to support their strategic goals. Highlighted transactions include: