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Macquarie Capital adds two to team

Macquarie Capital, the corporate advisory and capital markets arm of Macquarie Group, has hired David McShane as a senior managing director and US head of equity capital markets. The firm has also named John Kent as a managing director. Previously, McShane worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he was the managing director and head of US energy and power equity capital markets. And, prior to joining Macquarie, Kent worked at LCT Capital.

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Macquarie Capital names MD for U.S. oil and gas group

Macquarie Capital has hired David Banmiller as a managing director in its U.S. oil and gas group in Houston. Previously, Banmiller worked at KeyBanc Capital Markets where he served as a senior member of the company’s U.S. energy practice. Macquarie Capital is the corporate advisory and capital markets arm of Macquarie Group.

Macquarie Makes Private Placement Group Hire

Macquarie Group has appointed Guillermo Marroquin as a managing director in its private placement group in the Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets division. Marroquin will be responsible for marketing MIRA’s infrastructure, energy and agriculture products to real assets investors in North America and South America. He will be based in Chicago.

Frawley Joins Macquarie Group

James F. Frawley is joining Macquarie Group as Senior MD and U.S. Head of Mergers & Acquisitions. Most recently, Frawley was at FBR & Co., where he served as Head of Mergers & Acquisitions and Head of FBR’s New York investment banking office. PRESS RELEASE Macquarie Group (“Macquarie”) (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY) today announced that […]

GMR Infra in Talks with PE Firms to Sell Road Assets

India’s GMR Infrastructure is in talks with private equity investors to raise around $200 million by selling stakes in road projects, writes Reuters. The company is in talks with a fund jointly managed by India’s largest lender, State Bank of India and Australia’s Macquarie Group, writes Reuters. Reuters – India’s GMR Infrastructure Ltd is in […]

India Fund Launch Planned

Macquarie Group and Indian lender State Bank of India are drawing up plans to raise $1 billion to $1.5 billion for their second fund to invest in infrastructure assets and companies in India, Reuters wrote.

Macquarie, Everbright Reach $729M For Infrastructure Fund

Macquarie Group and China Everbright Ltd. have raised $729 million for their Greater China infrastructure fund, Reuters reported. The first close, announced Tuesday, includes $479 million from institutional investors including PGGM, the second largest pension manager in the Netherlands, and the Korean Teachers’ Credit Union, Korea’s second largest pension plan, Reuters said. The fund will focus on infrastructure projects such as toll roads, airports and railways in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Savio Joines Macquarie Group

Ken Savio has joined the Macquarie Group as a senior MD and head of Macquarie Securities in the U.S. He will be based in New York. Savio was previously with Bear Stearns in New York, where he held a number of senior management positions, including global head of trading and sales trading.

South Korea May Suspend $6B Auction for Woori Finance

With two potential bidders pulling out this week, South Korea may put the breaks on the sale of the government’s 57% stake in Woori Finance Holdings, Reuters reported. The government will decide soon whether to suspend the $6 billion sale, Reuters said. Two groups, formed by Woori employees and customers, decided this week to pull out of the sale. South Korea received 11 bids in the first round of the auction, though most bidders wanted only minority stakes in Woori. Among the 11 bidders were the Carlyle Group, Macquarie Group, MetLife, and local private funds Vogo and MBK Partners, Reuters reported.

Macquarie Plans Fourth European Infrastructure Fund

Australian investor Macquarie is planning to launch a fourth European fund focused on infrastructure deals, Reuters reported. The fund, which will likely exceed 1 billion euro, is expected to launch in the first half of 2011. The firm’s first three infrastructure funds amounted to 1.5 billion euros ($1.98 billion), 4.6 billion and 1.2 billion, Reuters said.

Macquarie Hires Thomas Hassen from Irving Place Capital

Australian investment bank Macquarie Group has added Thomas Hassen as chairman of its oil and gas investment banking group, Reuters said. Hassen was most recently at buyout shop Irving Place Capital. In the new post, Hassen will be based in New York.

Macquarie Renaissance Fund Buys Stake in Russian Rail Co.

Macquarie Renaissance Infrastructure Fund, a Russia-focused private equity fund, has paid $125 million for a 16% stake in private leasing company Brunswick Rail, Reuters reported. The deal combined an undisclosed amount of equity and debt, and is part of a planned $500 million fundraising goal for Brunswick Rail. Macquarie Renaissance is a joint venture between Australia’s Macquarie Group and Russia’s Renaissance Capital.

Macquarie Pays $2 Billion for Certain ILFC Assets

(Reuters) – The aircraft leasing unit of bailed-out insurer American International Group (AIG.N) has agreed to sell 53 passenger jets to Australia’s Macquarie Group (MQG.AX) to raise a much-needed $2 billion in cash. International Lease Finance Corp (ILFC), a top customer of Boeing (BA.N) and Airbus (EAD.PA), said on Wednesday it was selling the aircraft, […]

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