Press Release

Macquarie Capital broadens industry coverage with key hire in Consumer/Retail

New York, 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 

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.


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