Macquarie Capital, the corporate advisory, capital markets and principal investing arm of Macquarie Group, has appointed Morgan LeConey to managing director, head of U.S. consumer and retail.

LeConey will advise clients across the food and beverage, household products and personal care, consumer goods and retail sectors. LeConey joins the firm from Nomura, where he was managing director, global consumer products and retail group in the firm’s investment banking division. In this role, he worked with global and regional corporates, private equity sponsors and founder-led enterprises on M&A and capital-raising transactions. Prior to Nomura, LeConey began his career in UBS‘s investment banking division, where he was managing director in the global consumer products and retail group.

“Morgan brings more than 20 years of advisory experience and in-depth sector knowledge of the consumer and retail industries,” comments David Berman, co-head of Macquarie Capital in the Americas and global head of consumer, gaming and leisure. “His understanding of current consumer trends, M&A advisory dynamics and investor interests places him in an ideal position to advise corporates, founders and sponsors on M&A, raise private and public capital and identify principal investing opportunities.”