Close Brothers has appointed Luke MacKenzie as director in its European Restructuring and Debt Advisory Group. He will specialise in restructuring mandates in the real estate sector.
MacKenzie joins Close Brothers from CB Richard Ellis Real Estate Finance where he has been since 2004. At CBRE he advised buyout groups participating in asset backed acquisitions; investment funds on equity raisings for real estate investments in the UK and Europe; and advised clients on the identification of direct property investments throughout Europe.
Prior to CBRE, he spent two years at venture capital firm, Foundation Capital Partners and was previously at Morgan Stanley.
Luke is the fifth senior hire that Close Brothers has made in 2008 and forms part of the continued expansion of its European Restructuring and Debt Advisory Group.
Source: Thomson Merger News