Press Release

Macquarie Group names Jorge Mora US Head of Financial Sponsors

New York, 02 August 2011

Macquarie Group (Macquarie) (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY) today announced the appointment of Jorge Mora as Senior Managing Director and Head of US Financial Sponsors for Macquarie Capital in New York, effective immediately. 

Mr. Mora joins Macquarie with over 18 years of US and international corporate advisory and private equity investment experience. Most recently, he served as Head of Financial Sponsors at Lazard where he was responsible for growing their key sponsor coverage. 

“We are extremely pleased to have Jorge driving our financial sponsor coverage practice,” said Rob Redmond, Vice Chairman and Head of Corporate Finance, Macquarie Capital (USA). “Jorge brings a wealth of expertise and solid relationships across the sponsor community and major corporates. With a strong pipeline of sponsor deal activity, Jorge’s track record and experience will be of immediate benefit to our clients and further advance Macquarie’s US efforts.” 

Mr. Mora has been involved in a number of significant transactions throughout his career, notably: advising Blackstone and One Equity Partners on their Travelport acquisition; Rowland Coffee on its recent sale to Smuckers; the selling shareholders in Net-a-Porter to Richemont; Providence in its acquisition of the Clear Channel Television assets; Rhone Group in its acquisition of LWB and subsequent merger with Magnesita; Court Square Capital on their SGS and Western Dental acquisition; Towerbrook on their spin-off fundraising from Soros; and Kelso in its acquisition of ADESA. 

Prior to Lazard, Mr. Mora spent over eight years with UBS as a Managing Director in their Financial Sponsors Group, where he closed more than 100 transactions with over a dozen private equity groups spanning a variety of sectors including technology, media, energy, industrials and health care. He was a top global revenue producer for UBS, bringing in over $350 million in fees between 2005 and 2008. He has held roles with The Exxel Group, a Latin America private equity group based in Buenos Aires, and at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in their Mergers & Acquisitions Group. 

Mr. Mora received his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his BBA from University of Miami. 

Mr. Mora’s appointment follows the addition of several recent senior hires to Macquarie’s US business including: Fehmi Zeko, US Head of Media and Telecommunications; John Nelson, US Head of Aerospace and Defense; David Berman, Head of Gaming, Lodging and Leisure in North America; Greg Hefner, US Head of Ratings Advisory; and Ken Savio, US Head of Macquarie Securities. 


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