London, 13 April 2018
Macquarie Capital, the corporate advisory, capital markets and principal investment arm of Macquarie Group, today announces the appointment of Charles Lucas as a Managing Director and European Head of Equity Capital Markets (ECM) and Corporate Broking - specialising in IPOs, follow-on offerings, private placements, and equity advice in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Charles joins Macquarie from Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW), where he headed European Equity Capital Markets for six years focusing on origination. Charles led a team marketing and executing IPOs, rights issues and ABBs for European financials across the UK, Greece, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Ireland, Portugal and Austria. Prior to KBW, Charles led ABN AMRO’s multi-sector ECM Group based in London and Moscow, with extensive experience across the oil and gas, metals and mining, real estate, retail and power sectors.
Charles will lead Macquarie Capital’s multi-sector ECM and corporate broking group building on Macquarie’s strengths and capabilities across Europe. The appointment follows that of Daniel Kaye as Head of Cash Execution and Sales Europe within Macquarie’s Commodities and Global Markets group, further strengthening the broader equities platform and ECM client offering across the group.
Jonny Allison, Head of Macquarie Capital Europe’s Financial Institutions Group said: "We are delighted to welcome Charles to the team here in London, bringing a particular knowledge of Financial Institutions and of building businesses in Europe, UK and Emerging Markets across a number of other industry sectors relevant to us."