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.

(Reuters) – Australian investment bank Macquarie Group Ltd said it hired Thomas Hassen to run its global oil and gas investment banking group.

Hassen, who was most recently at private equity firm Irving Place Capital, will be chairman of the bank’s oil and gas group. He was previously vice chairman of Bear Stearns global industries group.

Hassen started at Macquarie on Wednesday and will be based in the bank’s New York office. (Reporting by Michael Erman; editing by Andre Grenon)