New York, 21 February 2019
Macquarie Capital, the corporate advisory, capital markets and principal investment arm of Macquarie Group (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY), today announced the hiring of Chris Rutherford as a Managing Director. Mr. Rutherford will cover upstream oil and gas companies and be based in Houston.
The appointment continues Macquarie Group’s focus on the energy sector, which it has served for more than 20 years. Macquarie is the No. 2 physical gas marketer in North America. Its global energy business is headquartered in Houston, with more than 300 professionals focused on the sector. Mr. Rutherford will lead Macquarie Capital’s upstream coverage across M&A, debt and equity capital raisings and provide customized solutions to clients.
Mr. Rutherford joins Macquarie Capital from UBS, where he was a Managing Director in the firm’s Natural Resources group covering upstream oil and gas companies. His experience includes domestic and cross-border M&A, capital raising, structured financings, joint ventures and partnerships for a wide range of clients, including financial sponsors and their portfolio companies.
Mr. Rutherford will work closely with Macquarie Capital’s existing upstream and energy infrastructure team and Macquarie’s energy trading and finance business within its Commodities and Global Markets group to strengthen a full-service offering across the lifecycle for companies, including physical and financial hedging, structured lending and asset management.
“Understanding the significant changes taking place in energy and the needs of participants across the industry, Macquarie Capital has steadily strengthened its energy expertise and offerings,” said Michael Silverton, Head of Macquarie Capital in the Americas, Europe and Asia. “Chris has extensive domestic and cross-border transaction experience and his relationships will help us support clients and deliver specialized services that leverage both Macquarie Capital and our entire firm.”
Mr. Rutherford’s appointment adds to Macquarie Capital’s growing global capabilities with recent appointments made across sectors (including Simon Russell in software, Magnus Scaddan in consumer and retail, Robert Bayer and Ajay Singh in industrials and John Katzenmeyer in financial technology), and emerging growth areas (Greg Callman as Global Head of Energy Technology and Oliver Bradley for Digital Infrastructure).