Macquarie Group Completes Acquisition of Tristone Capital Global

On August 31, 2009, Macquarie Group (Macquarie) completed its acquisition of Tristone Capital Global Inc. (Tristone). The business and employees of Tristone have been integrated into Macquarie and now operate as part of Macquarie's global business. The value of the deal is $116 million. Tristone's Acquisition and Divestitures group will operate under the name Macquarie Tristone. The acquisition integrates Tristone's energy advisory and capital markets capabilities within Macquarie's global resources activities. The combined business – comprised of 210 corporate finance and technical professionals in 22 cities – is an integrated energy platform, offering advisory, capital markets, research and trading expertise and substantially enhances Macquarie's energy offering.

Macquarie was represented in Canada by Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP with a team
led by Scott Cochlan and John Eamon (corporate and securities) and that included Cameron Proctor, Kevin Long and Andrew Kolody (corporate and securities); Maxwell Brunette and Melanie Carroll (employment); Jeffrey Trossman and Jeffrey Shafer (tax); Ross McKee and Sophia Javed (securities regulatory); Julie Soloway (competition); Paul Belanger (banking regulatory) and Garth Anderson (real estate). In the United States, Macquarie was represented by Bracewell & Giuliani LLP with a team that included Julian Rainero and Won Kyung Chang (broker-dealer regulatory), and Jonathan Gill and Daniel Valsamopoulos (securities); and by Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP with a team that included Monica Coakley and Alexander Saffi (tax) and Mitchel Pahl (employment); in the United Kingdom by Allen & Overy LLP, with a team that included Richard Evans and Simon Toms (corporate); and by Lewis Silkin LLP with a team that included Steven Lorber and Richard Miskella (employment); in Argentina by HOLT Heredia, Oneto Gaona, Lede Pizzurno & Terrel Abogados with a team that included Florencia Heredia, Regina Oneto Gaona, María Paula Terrel and Matías Olcese (corporate, tax and employment);and in Australia by Mallesons Stephen Jaques with a team that included Brian Murphy (securities).

Tristone was represented by Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP with a team led by Robert Lehodey, QC, and Tonya Fleming (corporate and securities) that included Stanley Ebel and Nancy Diep (tax); Peter Glossop (Investment Canada and competition); Frank Turner and Melissa Krishna (securities); Damian Rigolo (employment) and Joseph Cumming (corporate securities); and in the United States by Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt with a team that included Paul Seraganian (tax); Jason Comerford (corporate and securities) and Sandra Cohen (employment); in the United Kingdom by Covington & Burling LLP with a team led by Simon Currie (corporate and regulatory) that included Guy Dingley and Edward Dearing (tax); Alexandra Smith (corporate) and Peter Cooke (employment); and in Argentina by Maciel, Norman & Asociados with a team led by Justo Federico Norman.