NEW YORK, March 5, 2007 – The Australian investment banking company Macquarie Group has agreed to acquire Giuliani Capital Advisors LLC from its parent company Giuliani Partners LLC. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The international law firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, led by partner John Franchini, represented the Macquarie Group in negotiating and structuring the agreement.
Giuliani Capital is a New York boutique investment banking firm that provides consulting and advisory services in the areas of restructuring and M&A. A subsidiary of Giuliani Partners LLC, Giuliani Capital Advisors was established in December 2004 when Giuliani Partners purchased Ernst & Young Corporate Finance LLC for $9.8 million.
The Macquarie Group, which includes leading Australian investment bank Macquarie Bank Ltd., provides specialist investment, advisory, trading and financial services in markets around the world. The deal is expected to close in April 2007.
The Milbank team advising Macquarie was led by New York partner John Franchini (private equity) with associates Gus Cheliotis, Wendy Knobel and John Timmerman.
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