London, 19 April 2011
Macquarie Capital today announced the appointment of Simon Wilde as Senior Managing Director and Head of Power & Utilities coverage in Europe.
Mr Wilde joins Macquarie Capital from Royal Bank of Scotland where he was a Managing Director and Co-Head of EMEA Energy & Resources. With 18 years’ investment banking experience, 16 of which have been spent in the power sector, Mr Wilde has a deep industry knowledge and broad client network in the energy sector. Mr Wilde has led numerous important advisory assignments for his clients in this fast-changing sector, successfully closing to date over 30 M&A and ECM transactions – including advising Cheung Kong Infrastructure on its £5.8bn acquisition of EDF’s UK electricity distribution networks and Iberdrola on its £11bn acquisition of Scottish Power.
Mr Wilde will report to Daniel Wong, Senior Managing Director and Head of Infrastructure & Utilities in Europe. The European Infrastructure & Utilities advisory business comprises a 50-strong team of advisory professionals and spans across Power & Utilities, Transportation Infrastructure and Social Infrastructure.
Commenting on Mr Wilde’s appointment, Daniel Wong said: “Simon has extensive knowledge and deep relationships in the energy industry which, in combination with our infrastructure advisory team, will be a valuable resource to our clients in achieving their goals in a very active and dynamic European energy market.”1
Graeme Conway, Head of Macquarie Capital Advisers in Europe, said: “Our ability to attract such high calibre professionals as Simon to our business is a testament to the progress we’re making in building our European advisory business.”
Mr Wilde is the latest in a series of senior hires to Macquarie Capital Advisers in Europe. Recently, Michael Tarrant joined from Rothschild to be Head of Industrials, Marc Middleton from the UK Shareholder Executive to be Vice Chairman and Rainer Langel from Lazard to be Head of Germany. Mr Wilde’s appointment is effective from 16th May 2011.