Panmure Gordon is pleased to announce the launch of a new business division and two senior management appointments. Alan MacDonald has been appointed Head of Equities, and Michael Whealon has joined to lead a new Private Capital Solutions division, both with effect from 4 September 2017.

Alan MacDonald brings extensive industry experience to his role as Head of Equities at Panmure Gordon, having previously served as Head of Global Research at UBS and Head of International Equity Research at Nomura. He will also provide significant expertise in leading Panmure through the final phases of preparations ahead of MIFID II. Alan currently serves as a senior advisor to RSRCHXchange, an online research aggregator and marketplace.

Michael Whealon will lead the new Private Capital Solutions division of Panmure. Michael’s career spans over 25 years working in private equity, leveraged finance and high yield, M&A, debt and equity capital markets. He joins from Fox Point Capital Partners Limited, having previously held senior positions at Marsh & McLennan Companies, ING Group and Bear Stearns.

The Private Capital Solutions division will fulfil a key service in both public and private markets. It will link corporates with private capital funding from equity investors including private equity funds, hedge funds, family offices, sovereign wealth funds, high net worth individuals and other institutional investors.

Ian Axe, Chief Executive of Panmure Gordon, commented:

“I am delighted to welcome both Alan and Michael to Panmure as we expand our services and capabilities to provide a more comprehensive set of offerings for our clients”