London, 12 November 2012
Macquarie today announces the appointment of Dr Max Mayer-Eming (43) as the head of the new Financial Restructuring division for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. As Managing Director, he will assume responsibility for the German restructuring team as of 7 January 2013.
With this move, Macquarie further enhances its investment banking and corporate finance offering in the German speaking region, which focuses on M&A and capital market transactions, independent financing advisory and restructuring support.
Dr Max Mayer-Eming has over 12 years of experience in the corporate finance sector, specialising in restructuring. He joins Macquarie from Lazard & Co. GmbH in Frankfurt where he worked as Managing Director in the Financial Restructuring division. Prior to that, he worked several years for Oaktree Capital Management and Houlihan Lokey in Frankfurt and London. Dr Mayer-Eming is a qualified lawyer and has advised on numerous high-profile restructurings over the past years, including Praktiker, Pfleiderer, Jost, Monier, Premiere (Sky Deutschland) and Bavaria Yachtbau.
“We are delighted that Dr Max Mayer-Eming is joining Macquarie Capital. He is an expert in this field and will be a major asset in building our new restructuring business. After the recent strengthening of our M&A and ECM teams and the build-up of our acquisition financing team, this new division substantially complements our activities in the German-speaking region,” said Dr Rainer Langel, Head of Macquarie in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Macquarie has been involved in numerous transactions this year, including the sale of Schuler AG to Andritz, the sale of WMF to KKR, the sale of Bosch's foundation breaks business to KPS and the sale of ThyssenKrupp's stainless steel business to Outokumpu Oyi.
Following its growth in recent years, Macquarie now offers a broad range of services in the German market: Macquarie Capital provides financial services in mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, equity and debt capital markets, corporate broking, equity issuance and principal products. Macquarie Securities is an equity trading and research specialist. Macquarie Funds Group operates as an institutional infrastructure investor. This year, a consortium led by Macquarie acquired Open Grid Europe GmbH from E.ON. From its Munich office, the business also offers fund- and stock-based products to its clients.