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Giuliani Capital Advisors LLC to be acquired by Macquarie Group

NEW YORK, March 5, 2007 - Giuliani Partners LLC and its subsidiary, Giuliani Capital Advisors LLC, today announced that Giuliani Capital Advisors LLC (GCA) has entered into an agreement with Macquarie Group (Macquarie) whereby Macquarie will acquire the business and assets of GCA. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

GCA is a boutique investment banking firm specializing in providing restructuring and mergers and acquisitions advisory services to companies dealing with complex business challenges, strategic transactions or financial distress. GCA, with over 100 employees, has offices in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Troy, MI.

“Joining the Macquarie team will allow the professionals of GCA to benefit from the vast resources of a leading global investment bank. GCA’s strong industry-focused national footprint in the M&A and restructuring advisory businesses complements Macquarie’s existing businesses well,” said Rudolph W. Giuliani, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Giuliani Partners.

Steven D. Oesterle, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Giuliani Capital Advisors added, “The Macquarie platform dramatically expands the services that our team can offer to GCA’s extensive network of clients.”

Sandler O'Neill + Partners, L.P. acted as financial advisor to Giuliani Capital Advisors in connection with the transaction.

About Giuliani Capital Advisors LLC
Giuliani Capital Advisors LLC (GCA) is a financial advisory and investment banking firm comprised of senior level professionals who provide lead advisory services to public and private companies, lenders, and other parties-in-interest that are executing financial and strategic transactions. GCA provides a full range of capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, and financial and operational restructuring services.

About Macquarie
The Macquarie Group (Macquarie) is a diversified international provider of specialist investment, advisory, trading and financial services in select markets around the world with $140 billion of total assets under management (as of December 31, 2006). Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, Macquarie comprises Macquarie Bank, the leading Australian investment bank, and its worldwide affiliated entities. Macquarie Bank is a top 15 company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange with a market capitalization of approximately $15 billion as of March 1, 2007. Macquarie employs over 9,600 people in 24 countries.

Since 1992 Macquarie has reported successive years of record profits and consistent growth. Macquarie’s approach is driven by a deliberate focus on areas of business where their particular skills and expertise deliver a real advantage for clients. As a result they have established leading positions in a diverse range of market segments and regions internationally. Technical expertise, strong risk management and an enterprising approach underlie all activities

Macquarie has a significant and expanding presence in North America, having been active in the region for over a decade. Today they have more than 800 professionals in offices in 21 locations. Macquarie’s investment banking advisory services in the region include project financing, public private partnerships (PPPs), mergers and acquisitions and other corporate, strategic and financial advice. Macquarie has teams dedicated to providing investment and advisory advice in major sectors including infrastructure, utilities, oil & gas, real estate, industrials and TMET (Telecommunications, Media, Entertainment and Technology). For more information, visit: www.macquarie.com/us

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