Macquarie Capital appoints Head of Principal Transactions

London, 18 Dec 2015

Macquarie Capital, the corporate advisory, capital markets and principal investment arm of Macquarie Group, announced today that Hugh Briggs has been appointed Head of Principal Transactions in Europe. Hugh will be based at Macquarie’s London office, reporting to Daniel Wong, Head of Macquarie Capital Europe, and Alex Harvey, Global Head of Principal Transactions, Macquarie Capital.

Hugh brings more than 20 years’ experience in private equity, principal investing and leveraged finance. His previous roles include Head of Capital Markets at CVC Capital Partners, Director at DB Capital / MidOcean Partners and also as a private investor.

“We are delighted to welcome Hugh to Macquarie”, said Daniel Wong. “Our principal investing platform delivers unique, partnership capital solutions to our clients globally and continues to be a differentiating factor for our business. Hugh’s knowledge, insights and relationships will add immediate value to the team.”

During his career, Hugh has been involved in more than 50 equity and refinancing transactions, including Centre Parcs, Jefferson Smurfit, Starbev, Evonik and Sunrise Communications. In addition, Hugh co-founded Hawthorn Leisure, a company that has acquired and now operates 350 pubs in the UK.

Macquarie’s Principal Transactions Group (PTG) is the principal investing arm of Macquarie Capital. With flexible investment criteria, Macquarie’s PTG seeks to become a capital partner by investing alongside clients and growth companies globally. Since 2008, Macquarie has invested more than £2 billion in capital across a range of industries, structures and jurisdictions.

For more information, please contact:

Nicole Grove
Corporate Communications
Macquarie Group 
+44 (0) 20 3037 5602

About Macquarie

Macquarie Group (Macquarie) is a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services. Founded in 1969, Macquarie operates in more than 65 office locations in 27 countries and employs more than 13,500 people. Assets under management total approximately £234 billion at 30 September, 2015.

About Macquarie Capital

Macquarie Capital is the advisory, capital markets and principal investment arm of Macquarie Group. Macquarie Capital provides strategic M&A and capital raising advice as well as partnering with clients to provide capital to facilitate transactions through equity co-investment and lending. Macquarie Capital has a strong track record of principal investing alongside clients having invested approximately £2 billion globally across a range of industries, structures and jurisdictions since 2008.