Australia's Macquarie Group has named Perry Offutt a managing director for acquisition and deal origination in its Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) unit, according to a statement.
Offutt will be based in New York and will start on 2 September.
“Perry's deep, successful experience as an infrastructure banker gives him a unique perspective into the needs and approach of an investor and makes him a strong addition to our origination and execution efforts,” said Graeme Conway, head of MIRA Americas.
Offutt has 17 years of mergers and acquisitions experience with a focus on infrastructure. He joins MIRA from Morgan Stanley where he most recently served as head of infrastructure banking for the Americas. In that role, Offutt was responsible for the origination and execution of infrastructure transactions across various industry verticals, including transportation, energy and power/utilities.
Prior to that, he served as an executive director in Morgan Stanley's global power and utilities group.
As of March 31, MIRA managed 49 funds with A$115 billion (€79 billion; $108 billion) of assets under management across 27 countries.