TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 22, 2012) - Macquarie Private Wealth today announced that Cameron Rees has joined the firm as Vice President, Public Venture Capital, based in the firm's Calgary office. This new role underscores Macquarie's established and growing commitment to the public venture capital sector and builds on the firm's client coverage capabilities and market expertise.
"We're thrilled that Cameron has chosen to join Macquarie. He is a highly respected professional with an excellent track record and deep client relationships who adds an additional dimension to our team," said Brent Larkan, Head of Syndication and Public Venture Capital at Macquarie. "Bringing Cameron on board aligns with our vision of building a national public venture capital team of the highest calibre to serve the needs of venture-stage companies and investors alike."
Mr. Rees has been involved in a significant number of transactions in the public venture capital market throughout his career. Prior to joining Macquarie, Mr. Rees spent 12 years with the Calgary office of the TSX Venture Exchange, where he most recently oversaw the Calgary Listed Issuer Services team and was actively involved with listings, financings and mergers and acquisitions.
"Macquarie's reputation and growing influence in the public venture capital space drew me to join the firm," said Mr. Rees. "I'm looking forward to working with Brent and the team as we manage increased deal flow and investor demand."
Mr. Rees holds the CA designation and earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary. His other career experience includes a previous role as Vice President, Finance of a public oilfield services company, and Controller of a regional financial institution. He began his career at Deloitte Haskins and Sells in Calgary.
Macquarie Group is a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services. Macquarie's main business focus is making returns by providing a diversified range of services to clients. Founded in 1969, Macquarie operates in more than 70 office locations in 28 countries and employs more than 14,200 people. Assets under management total approximately $338 billion as at June 30, 2012.
Public venture capital
The Public Venture Capital Group (PVC) at Macquarie is involved with sourcing, evaluating and structuring early stage small capitalization for private and public financings to distribute through Macquarie Private Wealth's Investment Advisors. The group is an industry leader in the financing of early stage and emerging companies in the global Metals and Mining, Energy, Technology, Life Sciences, Real Estate, Consumer, and Industrial Growth sectors.