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MUFG Names Maley to Lead Private Equity Sponsor Group

June 29, 2018, 07:14 AM

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG) announced that Matt Maley will be joining MUFG as a Managing Director and Head of the bank’s Private Equity Sponsor coverage group.

Maley will be based in New York, and is scheduled to begin on September 4. He will report to Robert Smock, MUFG’s Head of Corporate Advisory for the Americas.

Enhancing coverage of financial sponsors has been a high priority for MUFG. Maley will lead and coordinate coverage of private equity sponsor clients, adding to MUFG’s growing presence in this vital sector.

Following a comprehensive search, Maley was selected to join MUFG after spending more than 14 years with Deutsche Bank, where he was most recently a senior member of the Financial Sponsors Group; in that role, Maley covered a number of the leading private equity sponsors. Maley, who previously led Deutsche Bank’s emerging telecom practice, has completed a significant number of LBOs and numerous debt and equity financings, including many as left bookrunner/lead arranger.

“Bringing Matt aboard to manage our Private Equity Sponsor coverage group is a critical step for MUFG as we build our presence with this important global client base,” said Mr. Smock. “Matt’s experience and relationships in the industry will be invaluable as we seek to bring strategic ideas and capital to support sponsor investments.”

Smock indicated that MUFG’s recent expansion in its global financial institutions sector – adding key professionals and resources to cover global financial firms, including alternative asset managers – would prove beneficial to the bank’s Financial Sponsor coverage group.

Kevin Cronin, MUFG’s Head of U.S. Wholesale and Investment Banking, noted: “Mr. Maley’s hiring will ensure that MUFG’s coverage of Private Equity Sponsors for our clients will be a coordinated global effort across the Americas, Asia and Europe.”

Also essential to MUFG’s Financial Sponsor practice is the close relationship it will share with the bank’s Leveraged Finance franchise, according to Paul Young, International Head of Capital Markets for MUFG Securities: “Because of the linkage that exists between the two businesses, the development of the Financial Sponsor coverage group under Matt’s leadership, and the growth of MUFG’s Leveraged Finance platform under Grant Moyer, will undoubtedly help both groups continue to flourish.”

Maley began his career with Goldman Sachs before spending four years as Chief Financial Officer of a private software company. He earned BA and MA degrees from Stanford University, and a joint JD/MBA from Columbia University.

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