Macquarie Group has hired a former Financial News Rising Star in investment banking to its advisory and capital markets business in Europe, as the Australian firm rises up the ranks for dealmaking in the region.
Matthew Taylor previously spent more than a decade with corporate finance house DC Advisory and by 2015 was the firm’s youngest executive director in Europe.
He has now joined Macquarie Capital, Macquarie’s corporate advisory and capital markets business, as a managing director and head of business services for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He will report to senior managing director Jacques Callaghan and Hugh Briggs, head of Macquarie Capital Europe’s capital and principal solutions group, according to a statement from the firm.
Taylor specialised in the services industry while at DC Advisory, with a particular focus on education.
He was named on FN’s list of Rising Stars in investment banking in 2016.
Macquarie has also hired Henry Elphick as a senior consultant in its European business, the firm’s statement said. He was previously joint head of European healthcare investment banking at Jefferies, leaving that role in mid-2016.
So far in 2017, Macquarie ranks 26th for advisory roles on deals involving a company in the Emea region. That is up from 42nd place at the same time in 2016 and the bank’s best year-to-date placing on the league table since 2014, when it was 23rd.
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