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I am co-CEO of DC Advisory France. I also lead the Industrials practice and work primarily within the Industrials and Business Services sectors.
Since joining DC Advisory I have advised numerous corporates such as Air Liquide, Engie, Johnson Controls, Rio Tinto and Veolia, as well as a number of private equity clients.
I started my career in corporate finance in 1990 with Arthur Andersen. I moved into investment banking in 1997 with Lehman Brothers and Rothschild & Cie before joining DC.
Eleven years of my career have been spent abroad in the USA and Europe. This makes the cross-border elements of DC’s work pertinent for me as I can continue to draw upon the overseas relationships I have spent many years building.
As co-head of the French business, one of my main aims is to ensure that my team works closely with Daiwa and our network partners in order to provide all possible solutions, and the optimal advice, to our clients. Our global presence combined with the dedication I see in many of my colleagues is unique for an advisory firm focusing on mid-cap M&A. It’s the reason I joined, and why I have enjoyed every moment since I started at DC.
Having worked in investment banking for close to twenty years, I understand very well how unique DC’s offering is in the European mid-market. The combination of the pure advisory model and mid-market focus with global capabilities is a real point of difference for our firm.
The flexibility and entrepreneurship we enjoy as a workforce is also something that I have only experienced at DC.
In addition to my management role as CEO of DC Germany and Poland where I cover the DACH region, I continue to lead on transactions, such as First State’s acquisition of the HeHe ferry route from Stena and Scandlines; the sale of Polo Motorrad to Equistone; and Sysmex’s acquisitions of Inostics and Partec. At DC my focus areas are Industrials incl. Infrastructure & Energy as well as PE Coverage.
I joined DC from Commerzbank, where I was Head of M&A for Germany. I had previously spent 16 years at Dresdner Kleinwort based in both London and Frankfurt where I was a Managing Director and Co-Head of Strategic Advisory.
I have worked at DC longer than at any of my previous employers. They were all great companies – Arthur Andersen, Barings and Bear Stearns – and I learnt a great deal at all of them, but ultimately none of them were quite right for me.
DC just works for me and, I am pleased to say, for many of my colleagues. I get a buzz out of my sector, my colleagues and from the culture. A culture that is committed to integrity and fairness and to the provision of the right advice to our clients.
I lead the Retail & Consumer sector team in DC France and have advised on numerous domestic and cross-border M&A transactions in the space.
I came to DC because I felt we shared a similar approach to business: a belief in building long-term relationships with clients and an acute sense of integrity and pride in doing the job well.
Over the past few years, I have advised on many transactions for large French and foreign corporate, private equity funds as well as family-owned companies.
Prior to joining DC Advisory, I was a Managing Director at Rothschild & Cie Paris.
Based in San Francisco, Eric is the Vice Chairman at DC Advisory US and is a member of the firm’s Operating Committee. He also leads DC Advisory US’ Technology and Software practice.
He brings more than 35 years of investment banking experience to the role, and specializes in M&A, divestitures, corporate restructurings, fairness opinions, and private placements.
Before joining DC Advisory US, Eric was the Co-Founder and Head of the Technology group at Seven Hills. Previously, Eric served as Co-Head of the Global Technology Group for ING Barings and a predecessor firm, Furman Selz. Prior to joining Furman Selz, he headed the Technology Group and West Coast Investment Banking for Kidder Peabody & Co. Previous to Kidder Eric served as a Director in the Technology Group at CS First Boston. He has also worked in the M&A department at Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb, Inc. and at J.P. Morgan & Co.
Eric holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in History from Dartmouth College.
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Based in Chicago, Bill is a Co-President of DC Advisory US and is a member of the firm’s Operating Committee. He also leads DC Advisory US’ Industrial and Automotive groups. Bill has over 30 years of investment banking experience and has completed hundreds of transactions for his clients including mergers and acquisitions, equity capital raisings, high yield debt financings and investment grade debt financings.
Prior to DC, Bill was the Co-Chief Executive Officer of Sagent Advisors, which he joined in 2009 as a Managing Director. He was also Head of its Industrial and Automotive Group.
Prior to Sagent, he was a Managing Director in Citigroup’s Industrial Group and Global Co-Head of the Automotive Investment Banking Group. Previously, Bill was the Global Head of the Automotive Group at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and subsequently at Credit Suisse First Boston, following their merger in November 2000.
Bill is a graduate of Northwestern University with a B.A. in Political Science. He received his Masters in Management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Bill currently serves on the Chicago Regional Board of the Northwestern University Leadership Circle.
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I am the Head of Global Investment Banking at Daiwa Group and a Member of the Board of Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd. I have been engaged in M&A advisory for most of my professional career, since joining Daiwa in 1984.
M&A is one of the most important businesses throughout Daiwa Group and we are committed to further developments of DC advisory which is our global brand of M&A business. I am very proud that our high-quality talented “One Global Team” delivers “The Right Advice” to our clients anywhere and in every situation.
I am the Deputy Head of Global Investment Banking of the Daiwa Group in charge of DC Advisory, the global M&A advisory business.
I joined Daiwa in 1989 and have more than 25 years of investment banking experience in Tokyo, New York and London. Prior to serving in my current role, I have held several positions within Daiwa such as COO of Daiwa’s European operation and Head of Corporate Advisory Dept. Ⅲ in Tokyo.
I received an M.B.A. from Booth School of Business, University of Chicago and a B.A. in Economics from Keio University.
Based in New York, Tony is a Managing Director with responsibility for DC Advisory US’ Telecommunications group. Prior to this, he was a Managing Director in Sagent Advisors’ Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice area, having joined in 2005.
Previously, he was a Managing Director in the Corporate and Investment Banking Group at Bank of America in London, where he ran the European Telecommunications and Media Team. Prior to that, he was a Managing Director at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ) and Credit Suisse First Boston from 1989 to 2000. While at DLJ in both New York and London, he was the banking groups’ Global Telecommunications Strategist and was involved in a number of the firm’s largest telecommunications high-yield and M&A transactions.
Tony is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, with a B.A. in History.
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I am co-head of the Financial Services team in Spain, where I also cover certain business services sectors and form part of the Corporate Real Estate team. I have c. 20 years experience in investment banking, having started my career at Citigroup in London and New York, before moving to Lehman Brothers in London.
Apart from standard M&A transactions, both buy-side and sell-side, for corporates and financial sponsors, I have developed a particular expertise in Joint Ventures and strategic alliances, most notably between universal banks and specialists in a variety of fields.
Based in Mumbai, Nitin is a Managing Director at DC Advisory India, where he leads the firm’s Enterprise Application Software/SaaS and Education groups. He brings more than 16 years of investment banking and client advisory experience to the firm, with the last ten focused on TMT and Education M&A and private placements. Over the last five years, he has personally led and closed transactions in excess of USD 700 million across the firm’s Enterprise Software, IT Services, Internet & Digital Media and Education Technology subsectors.
Prior to joining the firm, Nitin was an Associate Director of the Investment Banking team of Edelweiss Financial Services, responsible for TMT and Education advisory services across M&A, private placements and capital markets products. He has also provided strategic consulting services to global and Indian clients across financial services, consumer packaged goods, pharmaceuticals and the hospitality industry.
Nitin holds a PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad and B Tech (Hons) from IIT Varanasi.
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Based in New York, John is a Managing Director and Head of Debt Advisory and Restructuring for DC Advisory US.
Prior to joining DC Advisory, John was a Partner at Centerview Partners. He joined Centerview in 2012 to expand their restructuring practice.
John has over 20 years of investment banking experience. Prior to joining Centerview, John was a Managing Director and senior member of Miller Buckfire & Co., a boutique investment bank focused on restructuring. Early in his career, John worked in the restructuring group of Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein (predecessor to Miller Buckfire & Co.), as well as the investment banking divisions of Merrill Lynch and Chase Securities Inc.
John has worked on a wide range of restructuring, financing and M&A assignments for companies, creditors and shareholders across a variety of industries, including: automotive; chemicals; consumer; energy, gaming and hospitality; financials; general industrials; healthcare; media; shipping, transportation and logistics; technology; and telecommunications.
John graduated from Dartmouth with a B.A. in Comparative Politics.
I joined DC in April 2019 and lead our Financial Services capability in the UK. I have advised on a number of recent transactions for both corporate and private equity clients, including domestic and cross-border deals.
Most recently, I have advised on deals including the sale of a 60% stake in Hermes Fund Managers to Federated Investors, the sale of digital wealth adviser Moo.la to JLT plc, the acquisition of Thesis Asset Management plc and the sale of a 65% stake in Benchmark Capital to Schroders plc.
I have 15 years of M&A experience in the Financial Services sector. Prior to joining DC, I led PwC’s M&A advisory services to clients in the Asset & Wealth Management and Insurance sectors. I also spent 10 years at Standard Life where I led the group’s Corporate Finance team and was then the UK Business Development Director and a founder of Standard Life’s start-up financial planning business 1825.
I joined DC to be part of a fast-paced and entrepreneurial culture where we have the flexibility to provide advisory solutions to meet a complex range of client objectives and in a sector which is undergoing rapid and exciting change.
I joined DC Advisory as an Executive Director in January 2016 to lead the Debt Advisory Group for France. Since then, I have advised on a number of transactions, including: Elivie on its € 360m 1st lien / 2nd lien refinancing; Looping on the 1st out / 2nd out refinancing in France; and Omers PE on its € 340m all senior acquisition financing for Trescal.
I started my career at Société Générale before joining RBS, where I was responsible for financing for a number of large corporate and public sector clients for almost nine years. I also took part in the negotiations of major financial restructurings, notably in the LBO market.
I joined DC Advisory in 1993 having previously practised as a barrister.
For most of my career with DC Advisory I have focused on Industrial Products and Services, which has given me the opportunity to work with clients in many different subsectors, including automotive, aerospace, building products, electronics, energy, safety & protection and more.
As a large number of our deals are cross-border, I have worked alongside many of my international colleagues for a long period of time, and I now oversee the international aspects of our business. In recent years I have advised on the disposals of Volution, Capital Safety Group and Napier Turbochargers; the sale of a stake in Punch Powertrain to an Asian Investor; and the acquisitions of P.Lemmens on behalf of Swegon, Ideal Stelrad Group on behalf of Bregal and Titan Group on behalf of Hunting.
Having had a long career with DC, it has been hugely satisfying to see the development of our international team and I am delighted that we now have the broadest international coverage in mid-market advisory.
I joined DC Advisory’s TMT team in 2014, covering technology, media as well as adjacent sectors, including travel and tech-enabled services, advising on both M&A and growth equity fund raising mandates. I have worked on a range of both cross border and domestic deals, including advising Hg Saturn Fund on the acquisition of IRIS Software Group, the sale of Northgate Public Services to NEC, Inspiring Learning to Bridgepoint and CloserStill to Inflexion, as well as advising Exponent on the acquisition of Leisure Pass Group.
DC has an excellent reputation and I enjoy working with a team of very talented and highly motivated colleagues, who combine professional integrity with entrepreneurial spirit.
Prior to joining DC Advisory I was at UBS Investment Bank in both London and Sydney, advising public and private clients across a wide range of sectors and products, including M&A and equity capital markets. I have also co-founded a technology start-up.
Based in New York, James is a Managing Director at DC Advisory US, where he leads the firm’s Paper & Forest Products group.
Prior to DC Advisory US, James worked at Sagent Advisors, joining the firm in 2018. He has specialized exclusively in the Paper & Forest Products industry since 1994. From 2008-2017, he ran Greenhill’s Forest Products investment banking practice, holding similar positions at Citigroup from 2006– 2008 and at UBS for over seven years. From 1988–1999, James worked as an equity research analyst at Lehman Brothers, where he was an II-ranked analyst covering the Paper & Forest Products sector.
James holds a B.A. from the University of Vermont, an M.B.A. from Fordham University, and has been a Chartered Financial Analyst and member of the New York Society of Security Analysts since 1995. He sits on the Board of Directors for the University of Vermont Grossman School of Business.
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Based in New York, Matt is a Managing Director at DC Advisory US, where he is responsible for the firm’s Cybersecurity and Cloud groups. He has helped complete more than 50 M&A and capital-raising transactions and brings nearly 20 years of experience in investment banking and corporate development roles to DC Advisory US.
Prior to this, Matt was a Managing Director at Signal Hill. He was responsible for the firm’s Cybersecurity and Cloud groups. Notable transactions include an investment by Level Equity in CloudCheckr, the sale of Cigital and Codiscope to Synopsys, the sale of AppRiver to Marlin Equity Partners, an investment by Insight Venture Partners in Firemon, the sale of Solutionary to NTT, the sale of Apps Associates to BV Investment Partners, the acquisition of Nimbo by Equinix, the sale of Intrasphere to Deloitte and the sale of Catapult Systems to ChinaSoft.
Previously, Matt was a Vice President at Updata Advisors, joining the firm in 2004. Prior to this, he was an integral corporate development team member for Warburg Pincus-backed Clondalkin Group.
Matt received a B.S. in Finance from Villanova University.
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I joined DC Advisory in 2018 after having worked as part of the DC Advisory / Daiwa network in Spain for more than 15 years.
I have close to 20 years’ experience in investment banking. I lead the Financial Sponsors group in Madrid and I am also responsible for origination and execution of M&A deals across the sectors, with a particular focus on consumer goods and industrials.
Having worked in this sector for almost 20 years, I strongly believe that DC Advisory is a unique proposition in today’s mid-market advisory landscape, for its global presence and unrivalled Asian footprint, unconflicted and client-centric model and its team of experienced and dynamic people.
I started my career at PAI in Paris; then worked for PwC in Madrid and Atlas Capital Close Brothers in London and Madrid. I was one of the founding Partners of Montalbán, a leading Spanish investment banking boutique and DC Advisory’s Spanish partner, acquired by Daiwa in late 2018.
I have an Engineering degree from the Madrid School of Mines and I am Diplôme Grande École from HEC Paris.
Based in New York, Daniel is a Managing Director at DC Advisory US, where he heads the firm’s North American Financial Sponsors Group. He brings 30 years of investment banking experience from executing transactions valued at more than USD 40 billion over the course of his career. Daniel has worked at bulge-bracket firms, global banks and boutique merchant banks and has represented the interests of a broad range of clients ranging from family-run companies to large-cap multi-national organizations. As Head of the North American Financial Sponsors Group, Daniel is responsible for delivering the expertise and resources of DC Advisory US and the power of the Daiwa Securities Global Network to financial sponsors throughout the North American middle market.
Prior to DC Advisory US, Daniel was the Founder and Managing Partner of Spinnaker Capital Advisors (SCA), an advisory firm focused on the M&A and capital-raising needs of media companies. During its 12 year history, SCA closed more than USD 600 million of M&A, capital-raising and financial advisory transactions.
Before founding SCA, Daniel was a Managing Director in Deutsche Bank’s Investment Banking Group, where he specialized in media M&A. Prior to that, he spent five years in Merrill Lynch’s media investment banking group. Daniel started his career at Salomon Brothers Inc.
Daniel holds a B.S. in Finance and Management Science & Statistics from the University of Maryland and an M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business.
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I joined DC Advisory as an Associate in 2010 and am now a Managing Director in the Industrials team.
I have advised both corporates and private equity firms across a number of Industrial Products and Services subsectors, including capital goods, automotive, marine, aerospace, printing and metals – with a particular focus on building efficiency and construction products.
In recent years I have advised on the sale of Willerby to Equistone, HIG Capital’s acquisition of Corona and the acquisition of Veco Precision by Gilde Buy Out Partners.
The most interesting thing about what I do is the international nature of the Industrials sector. It allows our team to bring DC’s global reach and relationships to the fore.
Chris brings more than 20 years of experience raising capital to DC Advisory US and leads the firm’s Private Capital Group. Based in New York, he focuses on growth-stage companies across the Technology, Healthcare, and Business Services sectors. He has closed more than USD 5 billion in private capital raises over the course of his career.
Chris worked for Bear Stearns for nine years and was the head of the private placement group through 2007, when he joined the private placement group at Credit Suisse. He subsequently joined Cantor Fitzgerald to start its private placement group. He also worked in the private placement groups at Bank of America and Prudential Securities.
Chris received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Finance from the Pennsylvania State University.
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Based in San Francisco, Christopher is a Managing Director at DC Advisory US, with responsibility for the firm’s Customer Interaction Management and Infrastructure Software/SaaS groups. He has more than 20 years of investment banking, consulting, project management and operational experience with high-tech companies. Christopher has advised clients on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions with highly active buyers and financial sponsors, focusing on Advanced Analytics, Contact Center Software Infrastructure, and Enterprise Software sectors. He also authors the firm’s Customer Interaction Management (CIM) Platform and Adjacencies Landscape, an overview of the CIM market, along with the CIM Investment Thesis and has published a book entitled, “Customer Interaction Management Platform Thesis Insights.”
Prior to joining DC Advisory US, Christopher spent more than seven years building the M&A practice at Pacific Crest Securities. He began his investment banking career at SoundView Technology Group, before moving on to W.R. Hambrecht as the Head of West Coast M&A, and then to Oppenheimer as the Head of West Coast M&A, prior to joining Pacific Crest as the Co-Head of M&A in 2008.
Before his career in investment banking, Christopher spent a decade in the fields of nuclear technology and advanced materials including work at several U.S. nuclear facilities, followed by an appointment to the Institute for Nuclear Power Operations.
Christopher received a B.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering from Purdue University and conducted course study in Economics and the Analysis of Competitive Markets at California Polytechnic State University.
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As one of the Managing Directors in the Capital Advisory team, I focus on advising corporates, sponsors, banks, investors and other market counterparties through the balance sheet restructuring process.
Having worked solely on European restructurings since 2001, I have been fortunate enough to advise on some of the most complicated and precedent-setting restructuring, liability management and balance remediation processes across Europe, including Algeco Scotsman, CGG, Seat Pagine Gialle, HIME Saur, Mainsail II and Schefenacker. Our team is experienced, comfortable and capable of operating at the highest calibre in any industry and any jurisdiction.
With our pan-European footprint; multi-jurisdictional, cross-functional expertise and highly technical team, we have the experience to provide stakeholders the right independent advice with integrity.
I am a a Managing Director at Daiwa Securities and the Head of Tokyo’s M&A execution team focusing on the Manufacturing sector.
With more than 15 years M&A advisory experience, I have advised a range of clients on domestic and cross-border transactions across a range of industries, including Industrial Products & Services, Electrics and Healthcare.
Some of my notable recent transactions include Taisho Pharmaceutical’s acquisition of UPSA from BMS and Faurecia’s acquisition of Clarion from Hitachi and other public investors.
I received a BA in law from the Kobe University and an MBA from University of Virginia.
I am a Managing Director and in charge of the Corporate Finance DepartmentⅡ. I mainly focus on the Non-manufacturing sector, including the Financial sector and Startups ,where I lead Equity and Debt Financing, IPO, as well as M&A deals since 2018.
Prior to my present post, I was in charge of the Corporate Finance DepartmentⅠ Since 2017. Before that, I worked in the Corporate Planning Department as a Head of Planning section from 2015 to 2016, Corporate Finance DepartmentⅠ as a Head of Transportation and Construction team from 2010 to 2015, and Initial Public Offering Department from 2000 to 2010.
I joined Daiwa Securities in 2000 from CITIBANK , N.A. where I started my career in 1997.
I hold a B.A. in Law from Keio University.
I Joined M&A advisory team in Daiwa Securities in 2006 and am now a Managing Director in the Industrial Products & Services sector. For most of my career with Daiwa, I have focused on Industrial Products & Services which have given me the opportunity to work in many different sub-sectors including steel, non-ferrous, automotive, machinery and electronics. Prior to this, I started my professional career in a global accounting firm.
I have worked with many of clients for a number of years, some of them on multiple transactions. One of these transactions is Nippon Steel making Sanyo Specialty Steel a subsidiary through third party allotment and selling OVAKO as well in 2019.
I graduated from Otaru University of Commerce of and had CPA qualification since 1997
I joined the management board of DC Advisory in 2002. I am an M&A banker with a specialist focus on the Industrials and Chemicals sectors.
I primarily work on sell-side advisory mandates for clients ranging from Private Equity funds to corporates and family offices. I am committed to the ethos that runs throughout DC: delivering the right advice in the best interests of our clients. If my client isn’t satisfied, neither am I.
Before DC I held various senior positions at Hoechst AG, including in their Corporate Controlling & Development department from 1991 to 1996. From 1996 to 2002 I worked at Lazard in Germany – as an MD for the two final years.
I have a diploma in Mathematics and my Doctorate is in Business Administration from the University of Cologne.
Based in San Francisco, Alex is a Managing Director at DC Advisory US, where he leads the firm’s Aerospace, Defense & Government Service, Cybersecurity, Risk & Compliance and Security & Cloud Services groups. He brings 30 years of executive experience to client engagements.
Before joining DC Advisory US, he was a Naval Special Warfare officer and held high-level positions influencing military strategy and defense policy on the National Security Council staff and at several senior level military headquarters. He began his military career as a Navy SEAL and has served in multiple locations in Europe, East Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
Alex earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Princeton University and is a distinguished graduate of the National War College.
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I am a Managing Director, the Head of Investment Banking and the Head of M&A for Southeast Asia and Managing Director of Daiwa Capital Markets Singapore. I joined Daiwa Securities SMBC Strategic Advisory Team in Tokyo in early 2006. .
I have extensive experience in advising cross-border M&A deals in Japan, Southeast Asia and China. I have advised and completed numerous transactions, both public and private.
Prior to Daiwa, I worked for the Singapore Economic Development Board (Ministry of Trade and Industry) and was based in Tokyo as a diplomat.
I was at the top of my faculty in the Tokyo Institute of Technology, where I received an accelerated Master of Engineering (Physical Electronics) degree. I also hold an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business with honors (Beta Gamma Sigma). I am proficient in English, Chinese & Japanese.
I am a Managing Director and the Head of Investment Banking Department managing M&A, ECM and DCM business for Daiwa Securities Capital Markets Korea.
I joined Daiwa in 2006 and have successfully executed a variety of M&A transactions, IPOs, block trades, G3 bonds, asset backed securities and other fixed income products.
Prior to joining Daiwa, I worked at ABN AMRO where I sourced and executed corporate finance, asset backed securities and project finance transactions.
I hold a P.G. in Corporate Finance from Liverpool University.
Based in San Francisco, Ed is a Managing Director for DC Advisory US, where he focuses on M&A in the Enterprise Software and Security sectors. He has more than 40 years’ experience as an investment banker and lawyer advising high-growth technology companies.
Prior to joining DC Advisory US, Ed was a partner at Seven Hills Partners and a Managing Director at Broadview International. From 1971 to 1997, he was an Associate and then Partner at the San Francisco law firm of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, where he co-founded and led its Palo Alto Office and Business and Technology Group.
Ed earned a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a B.A. in Philosophy from Yale University. He was an A-6A Intruder pilot in the U.S. Navy and served as Chairman of the San Francisco Fleet Week Committee for 14 years, producing the annual San Francisco Fleet Week event featuring the Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team.
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I moved to DC Advisory in 2014 because of the company’s great reputation and because there was an opportunity to develop an independent Infrastructure advisory platform.
I had previously worked at JPMorgan, where I headed the Infrastructure Finance platform. Before that I was a senior member of the Infrastructure Finance team at Dresdner Kleinwort and a lead analyst at Moody’s, in Utilities & Energy.
In my career I have worked on deals across the broader infrastructure sector – from utilities, toll roads, airports to ports and rail, as well as the more hybrid sectors like motorway services, towers, meter reading and waste. Since joining DC, one of the highlights has been advising EISER on the refinancing of ESP Utilities Group; it was a complex deal with many moving parts but we managed to bring it to a great conclusion.
I joined DC Advisory in 2002 and have advised numerous corporates such as Vinci, Elior, Suez or TDF, private equity funds like PAI, KKR, Edmond de Rothschild or Carlyle but also families and entrepreneurs with a primary focus on the Business services sector. I am also in charge of private equity coverage for our French office.
I spent 2011 to 2013 in the M&A department at Daiwa in Hong Kong, which was an incredibly valuable experience. I continue to work closely with our Daiwa colleagues and make use of our international platform as it can offer real benefits for our clients.
After nearly 15 years I continue to highly value the entrepreneurial spirit and client focus approach of our company free of any conflict of interest.
I am a Managing Director and the Head of Asia ex-Japan Investment Banking for Daiwa Capital Markets, the overseas investment banking arm of the Daiwa Securities Group.
I joined Daiwa in 1985, and have more than 30 years of investment banking experience including advisory, equity capital markets and debt capital markets transactions. I have previously worked in Daiwa’s Tokyo and New York offices, and am currently based in Hong Kong.
I received a B.A in Economics from Stanford University.
Based in New York, Greg is a Managing Director at DC Advisory US, where he leads the firm’s Industrials practice area. With more than 20 years of investment banking experience, Greg has extensive experience in providing strategic advice and raising capital for industrial companies and financial sponsors in the US, Europe, and Asia. He has advised both large- and mid-cap companies across the industrial sector and has worked closely with financial sponsors on a range of M&A and financing matters.
Prior to joining DC Advisory US, Greg was a Managing Director and the Head of Industrials at Sagent Advisors. Prior to this, he was a Managing Director and Co-Head of Diversified Industrials at BMO Capital Markets in New York. Previously, he was a Managing Director in the Financial Sponsors Group at Barclays Capital and held senior positions in the Global Industrials Group at Lehman Brothers.
Greg received an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, and a B.A. in History and Economics from Tufts University. He is Treasurer of the Board of Trustees for the Rumson Country Day School, and serves on the Executive Board for the Alumni Association of the Lawrenceville School.
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Based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, Chris is a Managing Director at DC Advisory US, where he leads the firm’s Aerospace, Defense & Government Services (ADG) group.
Chris has more than 17 years of investment banking experience, and has advised on and led the execution of over 65 successful M&A, equity and leveraged finance transactions for clients in both the ADG and Tech-Enabled Services sectors. Prior to joining the firm, Chris was a Director with Wachovia Securities’ Defense, Aerospace & Technology Services Investment Banking Group.
Several notable transactions include advising Janus Global Operations on its sale to DC Capital, Sotera on its sale to KEYW, Salient CRGT in its acquisition of Information Innovators, DMI on its acquisition of Lochbridge, Scitor on its sale to SAIC, Stanley on its sale to CGI Group, Kratos on its acquisition of Composite Engineering and SI International on its sale to Serco Group. Chris also successfully completed a $90 million minority structured equity financing for DMI.
Prior to joining Wachovia Securities, Chris was a Senior Associate at Banc One Capital Markets and a Mechanical Engineer for Raytheon’s Electronic Systems Division in Richardson, Texas.
Chris is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and received his M.B.A. from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. He was also a four-year starter and Hitachi Academic All-American for the Arkansas Razorback football team.
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As a Managing Director on the Capital Advisory team, I have advised a broad range of European private equity and corporate clients concerning capital structure and balance sheet events – recent clients I have worked with include PrimaCom, Scandlines, Scandza, Cath Kidston and Zenith.
There are no ‘standard’ processes for my team. The range of sectors we work across, the constant evolution of the debt markets and the ever-increasing optionality we can offer to clients mean that every transaction we work on is different. The ability to offer every possible solution is part of the reason I think our independence is so valuable.
I came to DC with 16 years’ experience in the leveraged finance market. I joined from Mizuho Bank, where I was Head of Capital Markets in Europe for the Leveraged Finance division. Previously I worked in the leveraged capital markets team at RBS for nine years and in the acquisition finance team at Lloyds for four years.
Based in Bangalore, Klaas is a Managing Director and leads DC Advisory India. He brings more than 21 years of investment banking experience to the firm, with the last 18 years spent focusing on TMT M&A and private placements. Over the past ten years, he has personally led and closed more than 30 transactions across DC Advisory US’ Technology & Software, FinTech, Digital Media, Business & Tech-Enabled Services and Consumer, Retail & Leisure sectors, with a combined equity value of in excess of USD 1.5 billion.
Prior to joining the firm in 2012 to start and lead the Signal Hill India’s operations, Klaas was a Director in the Investment Banking team of Ernst & Young India, where he was responsible for TMT M&A in the South of India. Before moving to India in February of 2005, he worked for eight years in Europe, primarily with Arthur Andersen/Deloitte in Technology M&A. He began his career at NIB Capital, a mid-sized European wholesale and investment bank in the Netherlands.
Klaas holds a MSc in Economics/Finance from Groningen University.
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Based in New York, Peter is the Chief Administrative Officer at DC Advisory US. Prior to joining Sagent Advisors, Peter served as Director for Wells Fargo Securities in the Global Investment Banking Capital Markets Group as well as the Global Markets Division for Equity Sales and Trading.
Before that, Peter held various management roles in the Investment Banking Division at Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. Peter was also a Vice President in High Yield Sales, Trading and Origination for Gleacher & Company.
He also has held roles at Gleacher NatWest, Schroder & Co, and Morgan Stanley Inc. Peter received his B.S. from St. Francis College.
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As head of DC’s Manchester office, I am responsible for transactions involving clients based in the North of England.
I joined the company in 2008, drawn by the opportunity to establish and build a team whose main focus was on advising great Northern businesses. It is hugely important to our clients that we know the local markets and have regular, face to face contact with them. We are not simply putting in calls from an office two hundred miles away.
I have worked with many of my clients for a number of years, some of them on multiple transactions, such as: York Mailing on an equity fundraising and a subsequent acquisition; and Cardtronics on three separate transactions (i-design, Cardpoint and Sunwin Services) in the space of two years. Clients recognise sound advice that is in their interests and they value the provision of honest advice, even if it differs from what they may have wanted to hear.
Prior to DC I spent twelve years at PwC Corporate Finance, in both their Manchester and London offices. One of the highlights was being seconded to the Takeover Panel in 2002 and 2003. Gaining a deep insight into how a regulator applies a set of rules has allowed me to be a much better adviser on public situations.
I lead the firm’s leisure franchise and manage its relationships in this exciting and diverse industry, which also has a strong mid-market client base. Working with talented colleagues and leveraging the firm’s international footprint to deliver tailored client solutions is a powerful combination which attracted me to DC Advisory.
I joined the firm in 2016 after 16 years in investment banking and corporate finance with UBS and EY. I have worked on a number of high profile M&A and capital raising transactions involving private equity, corporates, family offices and governments including; the sale of Europe-Bet to Betsson, sale of the Danube hotel portfolio (seven Intercontinental Hotels in Europe) for MSREF to a private investor, sale of four iconic luxury Concorde Hotels for Starwood Capital to Constellation Hotels and the sale of Hilton International to Hilton Hotels Corp.
Leisure is a fast moving sector with new ideas and concepts constantly challenging the status quo. The ability to work with a mix of clients across this diverse sector is very exciting for me.
Based in San Francisco, John is a Managing Director at DC Advisory US, focused on the following sectors: Software and Security; E-Commerce/Marketplace technology, Financial Technology, Travel, Real Estate and Hospitality sectors.
For over 20 plus years, John has acted as lead banker in M&A Advisory, Debt and Equity Financings, Restructuring Services for hundreds of Technology, Media, Telecom and Healthcare companies.
Prior to joining DC Advisory US, he was a Founder at Montgomery & Co., Managing Director at J.P. Morgan, and Partner with Hambrecht and Quist. John received a degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Southern California and served in the U.S. Navy.
He serves on the boards of the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Southern California, The Jimmy V Foundation Wine Board, and on the advisory board for the Injured Marine Semper Fi fund.
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I head up DC Advisory’s European Infrastructure Team and advise on both debt and M&A transactions in the sector.
I joined DC in 2012 to set up the Infrastructure advisory platform and have advised some of the most well-known investors in the sector, including First State on the acquisitions of Digita and the HeHe ferry route; iCON Infrastructure Partners on the acquisitions of Firmus Gas and Fortum Norway; and Antin on the acquisition of Westerleigh. In a debt advisory capacity I have also advised 3i on the refinancing of Scandlines and Eiser on the refinancing of ESP Pipelines.
Having founded the Infrastructure platform and built it into a successful team of over 10 bankers, I am exceptionally proud of what we have achieved over the last 3 years. A large number of our transactions are cross-border and we often work alongside colleagues from our international offices. We have dedicated specialists working across the infrastructure subsectors, from Utilities, Renewables, Power, Transportation and Social Infrastructure, amongst others.
The fact that we are able to provide independent advice on both the M&A and debt aspects of a transaction, often in tandem, is a key differentiating factor for our clients. They know that our only concern is securing them the best possible outcome on the best possible terms.
Based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, Franklin is a Managing Director at DC Advisory US, where he co-founded and leads the firm’s Environment, Health & Safety group, as well as advising companies in the Business & Tech-Enabled Services sector. Previously, he founded and led the firm’s Sponsor Coverage practice.
Prior to joining DC Advisory US, Franklin spent eight years with Meriturn Partners, LLC, a private equity fund focused on the lower mid-market, where he was a principal and founding member. He has prior investment banking experience with Cowen & Company and Lehman Brothers, and began his career with Chase Manhattan Bank.
He currently serves as Director of the Josephine B. & Allen P. Green Foundation.
Franklin has an M.B.A. from The Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College and a B.A. degree in Economics from Kenyon College.
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Based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, Joel is a Managing Director at DC Advisory US, where he has primary responsibility for the firm’s Infrastructure Software group. He has more than 20 years of experience working with a wide variety of businesses in the Infrastructure Software sector.
Prior to this, Joel was a Partner at Updata Advisors, joining the firm in 2005. He also held senior investment banking roles at technology-focused investment banking firms including Alex. Brown & Sons, First Albany Corporation, H.C. Wainwright & Co., and Katalyst, where he completed a wide range of M&A, equity and debt transactions for leading vendors across enterprise technology and other sectors. Earlier in his career, Joel served as Manager, Financial Analysis, Mergers & Acquisitions for Edison Mission Energy, a subsidiary of Southern California Edison and a leading developer of independent power-generation facilities.
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I co-lead the Financial Sponsors Group in London. My team provides a focal point for DC’s interaction with the private equity community: we help PE clients find deals that fit their investment strategy and realise value from their portfolios. I am also responsible for origination across the sectors and am involved in execution on some TMT and Business Services deals.
When I came to DC it was the international platform and the company’s long track record of leading mid-market deals that appealed to me. Having worked here some time now I am equally impressed by the high-quality individuals I work with every day. It’s also rare to find such a fun and entrepreneurial culture in a corporate environment.
Before moving to DC I spent six years at 3i as an investor focused on growth capital and buyout deals in Europe. Prior to that I was with PwC for nine years.
I joined the company in 1998 to set up the European Capital Advisory Group. I was previously a Director of Hill Samuel and subsequently of Hambros.
I began my banking career back in 1983, and have worked in corporate banking, loan syndication, acquisition finance and property finance. I also ran a large team of workout bankers in the 1990-92 recession. So I think that I can now claim extensive experience of the debt markets both from the perspective of a banker and an advisor.
I remain motivated by the quality and the variety of the transactions I work on – and by the quality and variety of my colleagues.
Prior to DC Advisory US, Hal was Founder and Executive Chairman at Sagent Advisors. Previously, he served as the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of the firm. Hal has advised on over 600 completed M&A assignments during his career.
Prior to launching Sagent, Hal was a Managing Director and Co-Head of Global Mergers & Acquisitions at Citigroup Global Markets Inc. from 2000 to 2003. Prior to that, Hal was a longtime Co-Head of the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, where he played a pivotal role in building the group into an M&A leader.
Hal has a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
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I joined Daiwa Securities in 2002. I have 10-years of experience in client coverage of the FIG sector. I have been the Head of FIG coverage team since 2016 and I engage in origination and execution for finance and M&A deals of FIG clients.
I am an Executive Director in the Business Services team, which I joined in October 2014. During my time at DC Advisory, I’ve worked on both domestic and cross-border deals, including advising on the sale of Forensic Risk Alliance to Dunedin, Citation to HgCapital and ESG to Socotec. More recently, I have advised RGL Forensics on its merger with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause.
Whilst each transaction presents new and complex challenges, helping clients achieve a successful outcome is very satisfying. The opportunity to work with dynamic businesses and highly capable colleagues always keeps this role interesting and enjoyable.
Before joining DC Advisory, I worked for KPMG Corporate Finance in London and earlier in my career I qualified as a Chartered Accountant.
I am an Executive Director and Head of Corporate Finance at Daiwa Capital Markets Hong Kong Limited. I focus on the Consumer, Retail, Healthcare, Financial Services, and Cleantech sectors in Asia ex-Japan.
I have over 15 years of experience in investment banking and strategy, ranging from IPO, private and public equity capital raising, strategic advisory to corporate and business strategy.
I received an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.B.A. from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Nick has more than 10 years of investment banking and corporate finance experience across Enterprise Software, Technology, Energy, Aerospace, Defense and Government Services and Internet Infrastructure sectors. He has completed and advised on dozens of domestic and cross-border sell-side and buy-side M&A transactions for public and private companies and financial sponsors. In addition, he has successfully led efforts to raise nearly $6 billion in equity and debt across the capital spectrum through both public and private offerings.
Prior to DC Advisory US, he was an Associate at Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking group based in New York. Nick began his career as a Financial Analyst with General Dynamics and as an Investment Banking Analyst with Aronson Capital Partners focused on the Aerospace, Defense and Government Technology sector.
Nick earned an M.B.A. from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business and a B.S. in Finance from Virginia Tech.
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Based in New York, Jordan is a Director at DC Advisory US focusing on the Business & Tech-Enabled Services and Financial Technology sectors.
Prior to this, Jordan was a Principal at Sagent Advisors focused on the Technology Services and Financial Technology sectors. Prior to joining Sagent Advisors, he was a Vice President at Citi Venture Capital International (now part of The Rohatyn Group), where he made private equity investments in business and technology services companies. Jordan also worked at Banc of America Securities, providing strategic M&A and financing advice to business and information services companies.
Jordan earned a BBA degree from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
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I have been an Executive Director in DC Advisory’s European Capital Advisory Group since December 2014. I was part of the transaction team that worked on Electra’s acquisition of TGI Friday’s and more recently advised on the €365m cross-border refinancing of PrimaCom.
I joined DC Advisory because of its reputation in the market and have quickly come to appreciate its collegiate approach. I came with more than 10 years’ experience in leverage finance from BNP Paribas and RBS, where I worked in origination and execution, portfolio management, CLO portfolio management and restructuring.
I began my career at PwC where I qualified as a chartered accountant, having graduated with a degree in law from the University of Edinburgh.
I am Executive Director in the Infrastructure team advising on both debt and M&A transactions. Since joining DC in 2016 I have worked on a wide range of transactions for a broad spectrum of infrastructure investors.
I joined DC because of its high quality advisory platform which has been established in a relatively short period of time. At DC we are able to offer our clients a truly independent approach which large institutions are not able to provide. The opportunity to work within a highly professional team with an impressive deal flow and client base makes this role interesting.
I have worked on a number of international transactions across the infrastructure space during my career, from traditional core regulated assets to core plus and hybrid assets. Before joining DC, I worked in the financing teams at both RBS and HSBC.
I am an Executive Director in the Corporate Finance Dept. Ⅰ, of Daiwa Securities, where I focus on the Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Consumer and Healthcare sectors.
With over 16 years of experience, I have been engaged in the origination of my clients’ corporate activities ranging from Capital Market Finance (ECM and DCM), IPO and M&A. Prior to working in the investment banking field, I was engaged in Principal Investment business (e.g. investment in loans and private equities).
I received an M.B.A. from London Business School and a B.A. in Policy Management from Keio University.
I joined DC Advisory in February 2016 as an Executive Director in the Infrastructure team. Prior to joining DC, I spent almost 15 years at UBS Investment Bank where I was responsible for the origination and execution of transactions in the European Power, Utilities and Infrastructure sectors. During the course of my career I have worked on a variety of transactions in the sector, both in EMEA and North America. I have advised corporates, governments and financial investors on buy- and sell-side M&A transactions, equity and debt raisings, corporate strategy, capital structure and dividend policy.
I decided to move to DC because I was excited by the opportunity to work with a team that has such a strong reputation in the infrastructure market, where I can apply my skills and expertise in order to help further grow and develop the business.
I joined DC Advisory’s Infrastructure team in 2014 because of its excellent reputation and the opportunity to work on some high-profile transactions. Since then, not only have I worked on an extensive range of deals but I’ve also benefited from professional development opportunities and broadened my industry relationships.
During my career I’ve worked on deals across infrastructure including regulated water, gas and electricity utilities in the UK, Spain, Germany, Scandinavia, Benelux and the USA as well as renewables, district heating, midstream oil and gas, smart meters and rolling stock. Since joining DC, one of the highlights has been advising AMP and Infracapital on their successful acquisition of Adven.
I started my career at Macquarie Capital, where I worked in the infrastructure coverage team. I hold a Master’s Degree from INSEAD.
Based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, Michael is a Director at DC Advisory US and focuses in the Education and Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) sectors.
Michael has more than 12 years of investment banking experience and has advised on transactions with aggregate enterprise value in excess of USD $3.0 billion. He has completed numerous strategic advisory assignments spanning M&A (sell-side and buy-side), corporate divestitures, going-private transactions, fairness opinions, and equity private placements. He was recognized in 2017 as an Emerging Leader by the M&A Advisor (formerly 40 Under 40).
Michael holds a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.
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Based in San Francisco, Naoto joined DC Advisory US as a Director in the Japan Asia Focus Group.
Prior to Signal Hill, Naoto Osugi was a director at San Francisco Branch of Daiwa Capital Markets America Inc. (DCMA). At DCMA, he was responsible for research and development in Silicon Valley, focusing on, not only researching FinTech trends in the U.S., business development with startup companies in Silicon Valley and engaging various projects in new business creations and operational efficiency improvement.
Prior to joining DCMA in 2016, he was a director at Corporate Finance Dept., Investment Banking Division of Daiwa Securities in Japan. At Daiwa, he was covering TMT sector and in charge of originating wide range of clients’ corporate activities including equity and debt financing and M&A. His past involvements in transactions includes SoftBank’s debt financing, Zenrin’s investment in MapMyIndia, Mixi’s equity financing, Colopl’s IPO and follow-on equity financing.
He stared his career in 2005 as an equity analyst at Daiwa Research Institute where he was a senior analyst covering Japanese telecom sector and provided insightful investment thesis to institutional investors across the world. His coverage included NTT, NTT DoCoMo, KDDI, SoftBank and other telecom related public companies.
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I joined DC Advisory in 2007 and have worked in corporate finance advisory for fifteen years.
I now lead the UK healthcare practice and have advised on transactions such as Apposite Capital’s sale of By the Bridge, the sale of Oasis Healthcare for Duke Street Capital and Bridgepoint Development Capital’s acquisition of Phlexglobal.
I find working in the Healthcare sector uniquely interesting in that it touches all of our lives one way or another. It is also multi-faceted: the social and political dimensions have an influence that you don’t see in other sectors.
Jane is a Director in DC Advisory US’ Technology & Software group and has more than ten years of investment banking and corporate advisory experience, primarily focused on SaaS / Enterprise Software and Real Estate Technology. Over her career, she has executed a wide range of M&A and private placement transactions for growth-oriented, mid-market companies.
Prior to joining DC Advisory US, Jane was a consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton. Her responsibilities included modeling and simulating emerging technologies for the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense.
Jane earned her M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.
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Based in New York, Evan is a Principal at DC Advisory US, where he is part of the firm’s Media and Information Services practice areas.
Before this, he joined DC Advisory US in 2007, where he focused on providing M&A and other strategic advice to a variety of small-, mid- and large-cap clients across a number of industries. Prior to joining DC Advisory US, Evan spent two years as an Analyst in Morgan Stanley’s Global Energy Group, where he focused on M&A, equity and debt transactions for upstream and downstream clients in the Oil & Gas sector.
Evan is a 2005 graduate of Williams College, with a B.A. in Economics.
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I am an Executive Director at Daiwa Securities Tokyo, where I head up the firm’s TMT, IT Services, Business Services and Financial Services M&A transactions.
With more than 15 years of investment banking experience in the sector, I have completed numerous strategic advisory assignments spanning M&A (sell-side and buy-side), corporate merger and divestitures, going-private transactions, fairness opinions, and equity private placements.
I was also selected as a member for the “Working Group on New M&A Schemes” hosted by the Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in 2010.
I started my career at Daiwa Securities in 2001.
I received a B.A. in Engineering from Tohoku University.
I am an Executive Director in the Asia Access team in London where I’m responsible for originating and executing deals that involve Asian parties. I focus particularly on cross-border deals between China and Europe. The Asia Access team plays a key role in helping DC Advisory establish itself as the ‘go to’ advisory firm for deals involving Asian parties and it was the opportunity to contribute to the team’s continuing development and success that appealed to me when I joined the firm in January 2015. Since joining, I’ve helped build strong pipelines across a broad range of sectors including industrials, technology, automotive, education, consumer and healthcare.
Before joining DC, I worked at Deloitte London Corporate Finance and contributed significantly to several large Chinese cross border transactions. I hold a PhD degree from Cambridge University in Engineering and I am a CFA Charterholder.
I am a Director in the Infrastructure team, which I joined in October 2017. Prior to joining DC Advisory, I was a Vice President at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Energy and Power team in London, advising public and private clients across a wide range of products, including M&A and equity capital markets.
During my career, I’ve had the chance to work on a number of M&A transactions in the sector, including regulated water, gas and electricity, conventional generation and renewables.
Since joining DC Advisory, I’ve had the chance to broaden my sector coverage to also include midstream oil and gas, airports, rolling stock, smart meters and healthcare among others, as well as develop my industry relationships. One of the highlights has been advising Equitix on the acquisition of firmus energy.
I joined DC because of its strong reputation in the infrastructure space which materialises through both an impressive deal flow and client base. The large number of repeat clients is testament to the quality and professionalism of the team which can provide truly independent advice that large institutions are not able to match.
I am a Director at DC Advisory’s European Infrastructure team, which I joined in London in 2017. I decided to move to DC Advisory because I was excited by the opportunity to work with a highly talented and very successful M&A and Debt advisory team in the infrastructure sector.
I have more than a decade of investment banking experience having worked on more than 40 transactions with combined Enterprise Value in excess of €25 billion.
Throughout my career, I advised top tier infrastructure funds (Allianz, Antin, APG, Ardian, Brookfield, First State, IFM, JPMorgan), premier utilities (CEZ, EDF, Engie, ESB, Osaka Gas, Suez) and leading infrastructure groups (Acciona, ACS, FCC, OHL) in regulated utilities, transport and telecom industries across Europe including UK, France, Germany, Spain and CEE as well as the USA.
Before joining DC Advisory, I worked for Societe Generale as Vice President in the Power, Utilities & Infrastructure team based in London where I was in charge of origination and execution of M&A and ECM transactions with European coverage.
I earned a Bachelor in Business Administration and an MBA from ESADE Business School in Barcelona.
As a Director in the Leisure, Retail & Consumer (LRC) team I focus on originating and executing M&A transactions for domestic and cross border deals in the sector.
I have worked on a number of interesting deals since joining DC Advisory in 2014, including the sale of Lunch Garden to Bregal Freshstream, ICG’s acquisition of Park Holidays and Nagatanien’s acquisition of Chaucer Food.
The opportunity to work with talented and driven colleagues, DC’s entrepreneurial culture and its international platform were the main reasons for me to choose DC Advisory.
Before joining DC I worked in the M&A team at Commerzbank in Frankfurt and London, prior to this I was at Lincoln International in Frankfurt and Madrid, primarily focused on cross border M&A transactions in the LRC space.
I joined DC Advisory in 2015 as a member of Asia Access team based in Europe where I am responsible for Asia / Europe transaction.
Prior to joining DC, I had worked for investment banking arm of Daiwa.
I have over 9 years’ investment banking experience ranging from M&A, capital markets as well as principal investments. My recent M&A transactions include: Kyocera’s acquisition of HC Starck Ceramics; Nagatanien’s acquisition of Chaucer Foods; Hitachi’s acquisition of Temple Lifts and Daikin’s acquisition of Zanotti.
I am enjoying our unique platform that combines local network and global reach. This enables me to provide the best in class service to my clients.
I joined DC Advisory in July 2018 as a Director in the Paris office.
Prior to DC Advisory, I worked for four years with Evercore in London, where I focused solely on M&A transactions in the Healthcare sector. Some of the notable deals that I have worked on include: advising Shire on its acquisitions of Baxalta and Dyax, Stada on its sale to Cinven and Bain, BTG on its acquisition of Galil Medical and Horizon Discovery on its acquisition of GE Life Sciences’ subsidiary Dharmacon. I started my career at Société Générale, where I worked with its corporate finance teams in Paris and in London, covering all sectors, with a strong focus on Healthcare and Utilities.
My decision to join DC Advisory was driven by its unique entrepreneurial structure and culture, while boasting an excellent reputation and solid deal flow in mid-market advisory in Europe.
I am a Director in the Corporate Finance Dep.Ⅰ, of Daiwa Securities , where I focuses on the Electronics sector.
I have been in charge of originating a wide range of electronics companies’ corporate activities including equity and debt financing, IPO, and M&A since I joined Daiwa in 2006.
The companies my team cover are roughly classified into three groups; Industrial Electronics, Consumer Electronics and Electronic Devices, and my previous transactions mainly involve Electronic Devices Companies.
I received a master’s degree in Agricultural and Life Sciences from the University of Tokyo.
I joined DC Advisory in August 2018 as a Director in the Paris office.
I specialize on the booming infrastructure sector within a team created in 2018 and led by Grégory Roquier and was attracted by the entrepreneurial approach and excellent reputation of DC Advisory in the sector at the moment when it decided to expand its capabilities in Paris. My M&A experience prior to DC Advisory includes a total of 6 years at BNP Paribas in Paris, with a focus on cross-border infrastructure deals during the last 3 years. Some of the notable deals I have worked on include the merger between international power generation giants GDF Suez Energy International and International Power (Belgium/France/UK); disposal of a stake held by Ardian in the Spanish oil products transportation network CLH (Spain/France); and the attribution to Vinci of the concession to operate the Airport of Salvador (France/Brazil).
Having an engineering education background, I also worked for Air Liquide in Russia, where I was in charge of Business Development (green-field and brown-field investments) of Large Industries business line.
I joined DC Advisory in 2014. As a Director, my role involves advising corporates and private equity funds on the execution of both M&A and debt transactions, across a variety of sectors.
In recent years, I have advised on numerous transactions including the sale of Virgin Mobile to Numericable, the sale of oXya to Hitachi Data Systems, the acquisition of Faiveley Transport by Wabtec, the sale of Smile to Eurazeo, the sale of Buffalo Grill to TDR Capital and the sale of Questel to IK Investment Partners.
I really enjoy the varied nature of the transactions that we can be involved in, and I believe our global presence, having a broad international coverage, coupled with the independence of a boutique firm free from all conflicts of interest makes DC unique.
Prior to joining DC, I worked in M&A at Lazard for four years.
I started at DC Advisory in 2009. I was attracted by its entrepreneurial culture, and the fact DC’s mid-market focus is one of the best in Europe for CEE clients and deals.
In the years since, I have advised on deals such as Poult’s acquisition of Lider SKG in 2010, the sale of Polbita in both 2011 and 2014, the sale of POCH to Avantor in 2011 and the sale of Donako to ESW in 2013.
Before DC Advisory I spent two years with Raiffeisen Investment in Vienna, advising private equity and real estate clients in CEE. Prior to that I worked at Textron Financial, underwriting financing for real estate and hospitality projects. And from 1999 to 2005 I worked at Liberty Mutual, in a private equity fund of funds team.
I joined DC Advisory (formerly Montalbán in Spain) in 2014. As a Director in the Madrid office, my role involves advising corporates and private equity funds on the execution of both M&A and debt transactions, primarily within the industrials and business services sectors.
I am delighted to have joined DC Advisory, for its focus on global mid-market advisory free of any conflict of interest, its international platform with unique access to Asia and its highly talented team.
Prior to joining DC Advisory, I worked in a private equity fund in Switzerland and in M&A at Deloitte Corporate Finance and BNP Paribas. I hold a degree in business administration and MBA major in finance from ESADE and University of Texas.
I am a Director at Daiwa Securities. My team is currently developing business by focusing on one of the serious issues facing Japan, the succession of private companies, through M&A deals.
I have more than 10 years of investment banking experiences across the TMT, IT Services, Business Services and Financial sectors.
Prior to joining Daiwa, I worked at ABeam Consulting Ltd.(formerly Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting KK).
I received a B.A. in Economics from Hosei University.
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