Press Release

Macquarie appoints Sam Small as Head of Europe M&A

London, 05 October 2009

  • Key appointment deepens public market M&A capability
  • Another step in continued growth of the advisory and capital markets business

Macquarie Capital today announces the appointment of Sam Small as Senior Managing Director, to head Mergers and Acquisitions for its European advisory business. His appointment adds to a number of high profile hirings and acquisitions by Macquarie Capital over the past few months across Europe, North America and Asia.

Most recently Managing Director in the M&A Group of Citigroup Global markets, Mr Small has more than 15 years’ experience executing complex transactions across a range of sectors. At Citigroup (formerly Schroders), Mr Small led coverage teams in the industrials, automotive, metals and mining sectors. At different times, he was also Chief Operating Officer for the Emerging Markets and European Industrials Groups and Co-head of the Corporate Finance Group, completing transactions including Tata Motors’ US$2 billion acquisition of Jaguar and Land Rover, the €1 billion sale of AMEC Spie, Mittal Steel’s €27 billion acquisition of Arcelor and the US$925 million sale of ABB’s oil and gas division.

“We are very pleased to welcome Sam to the team, to head our European M&A activities. His expertise and relationships will deepen our public market and M&A capability in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. With substantial public markets transaction experience across a range of sectors and geographic regions, Sam brings deep capability that is a strong complement to our growing business,” said Graeme Conway, Head of Macquarie Capital’s European advisory business.

Mr Small’s appointment further extends the capability within Macquarie Capital’s European advisory team, and is another step in the continuing expansion of Macquarie’s European advisory and capital markets platform. It follows agreement to acquire Fox-Pitt Kelton Cochran Caronia Waller (FPK), the leading specialist investment bank focussed on financial institutions, and other recent appointments. Antony Isaacs, formerly Head of UK ECM at Credit Suisse, was appointed in April to head the European ECM business. He was joined in September by former Goldman Sachs Executive Director John Dwyer. Most recently former Merill Lynch Director Peter Zillikens joined Macquarie Capital Advisors’ German team as Managing Director, focussed on advising corporate finance clients.

Macquarie Capital Advisors works closely with Macquarie Securities Group’s rapidly growing European business. With nine sector based research teams, plus commodity and quantitative research, Macquarie Securities currently covers approximately 40 per cent of the Euro 300. Its specialist European sales force in London and New York are a growing part of one of the largest dedicated distribution platforms for institutional equities in the world. Macquarie Securities globally has more than 350 equity research analysts and more than 400 sales and trading professionals serving 1,700 institutional clients in 26 financial centres globally, with membership of 23 exchanges and distribution capability in all major financial centres.


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