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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, GDF-Suez, 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.
I am co-CEO of DC Advisory France. I also head the TMT team and coordinate the practice at a European level.
I have over 20 years’ experience in investment banking, both in London and Paris. I started my career at Indosuez before working at UBS from 1995 to 1998. I then spent 14 years with Goldman Sachs before joining DC Advisory. During my career I have advised a large number of clients on acquisitions, disposals, capital increases, debt raising and financial restructurings – a total of over 70 completed deals.
I find the dual role of origination and management very fulfilling. Through hiring and developing our younger staff, I have a direct impact on our transaction processes and the quality of our execution; while my work in the TMT sector requires that I keep up to speed with advancements in new technologies and business models. Both of those things present a fascinating challenge.
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 am the CEO of DC Advisory Spain. I also head the Corporate Real Estate and Capital Advisory practices in Spain.
I have over 20 years’ experience in investment banking and strategic consultancy. I founded Atlas Capital with my partners in 2000, a successful M&A boutique that was integrated into the British Investment Bank Close Brothers eight years later. I have been working with DC Advisory for the last ten years. During my career I have advised a large number of clients on acquisitions, disposals, capital increases, debt raising and financial restructurings – a total of over 80 completed deals.
After so many years of advising clients I am still impressed of how globalisation and technological change have molded their respective industries which makes our role as advisors even more exciting and challenging. I believe that in my current managerial role I should ensure that our younger team understands this dynamism and works closely with Daiwa and our network partners in providing the best solutions for our clients.
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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Based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, Greg is a Managing Director at DC Advisory US. He brings more than 25 years of growth company and technology investment banking experience to his client engagements, with a current focus on SaaS/Enterprise Application Software and significant transaction experience in ERP, Supply Chain and vertically focused solutions. He has been at DC Advisory US and its predecessor firms since 2005. In his career, he has completed more than 100 transactions, totaling more than USD $8 billion.
Prior to DC Advisory US, Greg was a Partner at Updata Advisors, joining the firm in 2005. Before this, he was the senior East Coast Technology Investment Banker at Wachovia Securities, Managing Director and Head of East Coast Software. Earlier, Greg spent 1990 to 2000 in Silicon Valley in various roles including as a principal in investment banking at Thomas Weisel Partners LLC, as well as roles of increasing responsibility with the Business Services Investment Banking Group at Montgomery Securities and the Technology Investment Banking Groups at Smith Barney and Morgan Stanley. He began his career in New York with Morgan Grenfell’s M&A group.
Greg received a BA in Economics & Political Science from Yale and an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
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George is a co-founder of DC Advisory India and a Director based in the Bangalore office. He has 14 years of financial services and investment banking experience, with the last 11 focused on investment banking for the Technology & Software and Business & Tech-Enabled Services sectors. He has successfully closed nearly 20 transactions with aggregate equity value of more than 1 billion.
Prior to this, he was Director and Head of India Operations for Technology Holdings, where he established the firm’s India operations. Previously, George was Associate Vice President at Avendus Capital, having begun his career as an Associate at PriceWaterhouse.
George holds an M.B.A. from the Indian School of Business and is a Chartered Accountant.
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Since joining DC in 2006 I have advised leading international corporations and financial investors on over twenty sell-side and buy-side transactions, primarily in the Industrials and Energy sectors. My clients have included, among others, Bosch, Diehl, EON, Ferrostaal and Mitsubishi Electric, some of which I had the pleasure to advise on multiple transactions.
I have been with DC for almost a decade because I like the entrepreneurial and highly professional – but at the same time very collegiate – working environment it offers. Combined with our international platform and strong presence in Asia, it makes DC unique in the mid-market.
Previously I worked as a strategy consultant at Deloitte Consulting, and subsequently at a smaller strategy consulting boutique.
Mark is a Managing Director at DC Advisory US. He brings nearly 20 years of experience to the firm, including over 60 completed M&A transactions and numerous equity and debt financings. Based in New York, he is a member of the firm’s Healthcare group, covering corporate clients in Healthcare Services, Life Sciences and Medical Devices, and Healthcare IT.
Mark has successfully advised corporate executives, boards of directors, founders/families, financial sponsors, and investors across the Healthcare Industry including ACOs, Ambulatory Surgery, Behavioral / Psychiatric Care, Biopharmaceutical and Life Sciences, Cancer Treatment, Care Management Organizations, Contract Research and Manufacturing Organizations, Dental Care and Supply, Drug Wholesaling & Distribution, GPOs, HCIT, Hospitals & Health Systems, Home Health, Managed Care / Health Insurance, Medical Devices, Medical Imaging, PBM, Pharmacy, Population Health, Rehabilitation, REITs, Revenue Cycle Management, Single- and Multi-Specialty Physician Practice Management, Skilled Nursing and Senior Living Facilities, Staffing, Tele-medicine and Vision sectors.
Before joining DC Advisory US, Mark served as Deputy Head of Hospitals & Health Systems M&A investment banking at Jefferies LLC. Previously, he served as a Director in the Global Mergers & Acquisitions Group of the investment banking division of Citigroup / Salomon Smith Barney, Inc. culminating in his role as Deputy Head of Middle Markets M&A. Other investment banking experience includes serving as a Senior Vice President in the Healthcare Investment Banking division of Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC.
Mark has advised clients on corporate mergers, divestitures, acquisitions, joint ventures, equity and debt private and public capital raises, LBO and recapitalizations, contested M&A and defense, MOEs, going-private 13e-3s squeeze-outs, tracking stock, contingent consideration, M&A collars and forward purchase options, spinoffs and Reverse Morris Trusts, cross-border M&A, IRC §338(g) and 338(h)10 elections, and §382 NOL utilization. Mark has significant experience with public company mergers and tender offers.
He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, having earned a B.S. in Economics (finance concentration) from The Wharton School of Business and a B.A. in Biochemistry from The College of Arts and Sciences.
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I joined DC Advisory as an Executive Director in January 2016 to lead the Debt Advisory Group for France. Since then, I have advised 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.
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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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 lead the Industrials practice and work primarily within the Industrials and Business Services sectors.
I started my career in Corporate Finance in 1994 with Riva & García. I moved into investment banking in 1997 with Banco Santander before joining DC Advisory in 2010.
Having worked in investment banking for close to 25 years, I can appreciate how unique DC Advisory’s proposal is in the European mid-market thanks to its broad international coverage coupled with the independence of a boutique firm free from all conflicts of interest.
Throughout my career I have advised a wide range of private and public companies in Spain, Europe and Latam including IPOs, takeovers, acquisitions, disposals, capital raisings and financial restructurings.
Since joining DC Advisory I have focused on Industrials Products and Services, which has given me the opportunity to work with clients in many subsectors, including automotive, aerospace, building products, metals and more.
Based in New York, Erik is a Managing Director with responsibility for DC Advisory US’ Food, Beverage & Agriculture Products group. He focuses on companies in the sector which are positioned to capitalize on the ongoing trends towards healthier eating, the country’s changing demographics and evolving purchasing habits. Major areas of focus include natural and organic products, ethnic foods, alternative proteins, protein enhanced products, snacks (both healthy and indulgent), agricultural products, new age beverages and prepared foods, among others. He has extensive M&A expesrience across both public and private companies, including buy-side, sell-side and sponsor focused transactions, in addition to extensive experience working with entrepreneurs.
Prior to DC Advisory US, he was a founding partner of Sagent Advisors in 2004, as well as Head of the firm’s Sales and Divestiture practice and a member of its M&A Group. Before his time with Sagent, Erik spent the bulk of his career in investment banking at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, where he was a Managing Director in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group. He joined Credit Suisse First Boston as a Managing Director in its Mergers & Acquisitions Group after the firm acquired DLJ. Immediately prior to joining Sagent, he was a Managing Director for the Boston-based investment banking firm of Lane Berry & Company, International.
Erik is a graduate of the University of Washington with a B.A. in Business Administration and received his M.B.A. in Finance with distinction from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Palmer Scholar.
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I joined DC Advisory in June 2009 to head DC’s CEE office in Warsaw, Poland.
I chose to move to DC because it is, in my view, the best mid-market adviser in Europe. In my time here, I’ve advised on deals in the region including the sale of POCH S.A to Avantor Performance Materials and the sale of Drogerie Natura, one of Poland’s largest cosmetic chains on two separate occasions.
Prior to DC I was a CEE focused Managing Director at Lazard in London for seven years. From 2002 to 2006 I was a partner at Enterprise Investors and in the mid-nineties I was a US Treasury Adviser to the Minister of Finance of Poland where I received a US Treasury Department Commendation for my work on the privatisation of Bank Handlowy.
I came to DC Advisory in 2010, drawn by the opportunity of setting up a dedicated Asia-focused team based in Europe. My task was to bring together DC and Daiwa’s respective platforms – both of which are leaders in their geographies – and create a channel that would facilitate transactions between the two continents. I am pleased to be able to say that our dedication to this cause and our work towards bridging the transactional, cultural and linguistic gaps have made us undisputed leaders in this field, with 53 successful Asia/Europe transactions completed as at April 2017.
I have specialised in cross-border transactions throughout my 20+ year career. My recent transactions include: Hitachi’s acquisition of Temple Lifts; Sale of Micheldever Tyre to Sumitomo Rubber; Daikin’s acquisition of Zanotti; sale of TGE Marine to Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding; Mitsubishi Electric’s acquisition of Del Clima; sale of Punch Powertrain to New Horizon of China and sale of Panasonic’s telecom business to Nokia.
One of my most memorable transactions was the sale of TGE Marine to Mitsui, as we had to cope with industrial giants coming from three different world regions, displaying three distinct bidding styles. My team had its work cut out, and managed to run a complex, competitive process across multiple time zones – and make it all look seamless.
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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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 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.
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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My role as a Managing Director involves origination, leading the execution team on active mandates and acting as an intermediary between DC and our clients. I am in charge of the Healthcare sector for DC Advisory in France.
Since joining DC in 2005, I have advised on a range of operations mainly in the Healthcare sector. Standout transactions include advising: the family office Dzeta Conseil on the disposal of Technology and Strategy to Ardian; a consortium of financial investors made up of HLD, UI Gestion and SRS on the acquisition and merger of IP Santé and AMS, creating the 3rd French homecare player, Elivie; and the shareholders of Almaviva Santé and Domus Cliniques on the merger of the two private hospital operators.
Based in New York, Naoya is a Managing Director at DC Advisory US, where he is responsible for the firm’s Japan Asia Focus Group.
Prior to DC Advisory US, he was Head of Sagent Advisors’ Japan/Asia Focus Group, having joined the firm in 2009. Before this, Naoya was a Senior Vice President and a Group Head of the Strategic Advisory Department 4 at Daiwa Securities SMBC in Tokyo where he focused on cross-border M&A advisory business between Japan and the U.S., Europe and Asia. From 2000 to 2005, he worked as a Director at Daiwa Securities SMBC Europe in London, where he was the Head of the London team with responsibility for Japan-Europe M&A advisory.
He began his career at Sumitomo Bank (now Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation) in 1989, where he spent 10 years at Sumitomo Bank in the investment banking, corporate research and legal areas.
Naoya is a graduate of the Faculty of Law at the University of Tokyo and received a Master of Comparative Law at the University of Michigan Law School.
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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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I am Group CFO and Head of Compliance. I started with DC Advisory in June 2001. I wanted to work for a dynamic business in an interesting area of the financial services industry and DC was particularly attractive because of its reputation for excellence. I am still here because the work continues to be interesting, challenging and rewarding – and because of the people. It’s great that at any level of the organisation and in any part of our business, you have the opportunity to make a difference.
I began my career at a small practice in the City and, on qualifying as a chartered accountant, worked at Grant Thornton for five years. Then I was an accountant at an IFA, before spending seven years as the Head of Finance and Administration at the Investors Compensation Scheme (now the FSCS).
I joined the international industry team at DC Advisory in July 2018. At the Frankfurt office, I am responsible for the consumer goods/retail sector in the German-speaking region. With its international setup and being part of the Daiwa Group, DC Advisory is ideally suited to cater to the growing interest of foreign and especially Asian investors in consumer goods companies.
I have more than 20 years of experience in the consumer goods industry, having previously worked at Sal, Oppenheim, Berenberg and Lincoln International. My references include transactions such as EDEKA/Spar + Netto, Radeberger/Bionade, Tom Tailor/Bonita and Vitakraft.
I joined DC as an analyst in 2008 before briefly leaving to spend two years at UBS in 2010. I rejoined the company in 2012 and since then I have been working across Business Services and Healthcare. I came back to DC because there is something special about the camaraderie. We’re a small team, but one that’s full of extremely competent people who are a pleasure to work with. Having spent time in a much larger organisation between my two stints at DC, it’s the people that I work with that make the job so enjoyable, and it was the key reason for my decision to come back.
The stand out deals I’ve worked on include the merger and refinancing of Leaders and Romans, the sale of MPW to Kaplan, GDF Suez’s acquisition of Balfour Beatty Workplace, the sale of Tracscare to G Square and Caledonia’s acquisition of Choice Care.
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.
I joined DC Advisory in early 2018 as Head of Infrastructures & Energy in Paris. I have close to 20 years experience in investment banking, including working at Citigroup and BNP Paribas, during this time I advised on numerous M&A transactions in the different areas of the industry: power (renewables, networks, storage, clients), transportation (airports, motorways) and telecom (towers, fibre).
One of the reasons I joined was DC Advisory’s business model, which I am convinced offers the best proposition for our clients: a high standard of execution, agility, guaranteed total confidentiality and access to a truly worldwide platform.
Based in Mumbai, Deepam is a Managing Director at DC Advisory India, where he leads the firm’s Consumer, Retail and Leisure practice. He brings more than 18 years of investment banking experience to the firm, with the last 12 focused on the Consumer, Retail and Leisure sectors. His experience includes both sell-side and buy-side transactions along with cross-border M&A between Europe and the U.S.
Prior to joining the firm, Deepam was a Senior Vice President at HDFC Bank, responsible for M&A, private placements and capital markets products. Previously, he was a Director at Rothschild where he worked in India and the United Kingdom.
Deepam holds an MBA from IIM Lucknow and Bachelor of Technology from IIT Varanasi.
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I came to DC Advisory in 2013, attracted by the company’s global platform, its independence and its strong presence in Asia which I see as a clear benefit when advising our internationally active clients.
I have worked in M&A since 2002 and, in the time since, I have advised on a number of cross-border transactions with a particular focus on the Industrials sector.
Prior to DC I was at Commerzbank where I spent two and a half years originating and executing M&A primarily in the Industrials sector. I started my career in the M&A department at Deutsche Bank and thereafter worked at ABN AMRO/RBS. I am an attorney at law.
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.
Eric is a Managing Director at DC Advisory US in San Francisco, where he is a senior member of the firm’s Cybersecurity group and also focuses on Risk and Compliance software. He has more than 20 years of investment banking experience, advising a broad range of Technology sector clients on strategic alternatives, private placements and M&A execution. In addition, he has successfully represented clients on cross-border and public company defense assignments.
Prior to joining DC Advisory US, Eric was Managing Director at Montgomery & Company, where he provided strategic advice to growth companies in the technology sector. Before this, he was Executive Director at Morgan Stanley in the Global Technology Group focused on M&A advisory. Previously, Eric held several senior level positions at Lehman Brothers including Senior Vice President in the firm’s Technology M&A practice.
Eric holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.
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I have been a Senior Adviser at DC Advisory since 2011. I am primarily involved in transactions in the Industrials sector such as the sales of Groupe RG and Capital Safety Group.
Prior to joining DC I spent 35 years working for various businesses in the Industrials space – first with Eastman Kodak, then from 2004 to 2010 as CEO and Chairman of Sperian. Sperian was created by the merger of Bacou and Dalloz; I led the integration of these two companies and the international development of the group. I also took charge of the negotiations which led to the sale of Sperian to Honeywell Group in 2010.
In addition to my role at DC, I am Vice-President of the Advisory Board at Mersen. I am also a board member of IpackChem and RG Safety.
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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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Based in New York, Steven is a Director for DC Advisory US. He brings more than 15 years of investment banking and consulting experience to the firm and focuses primarily on Enterprise Software, Security and Risk, and Artificial Intelligence & Robotics.
Prior to joining DC Advisory US, he was a Director with the corporate finance and restructuring practice of FTI Consulting, Inc., a global business advisory firm focused on the strategic, operational and capital needs of businesses. Steven also worked as an Associate in the Business Recovery Solutions practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. He has advised clients on transactions totaling more than USD 15 billion, including KMART, Delphi Corporation, and US Airways.
Steven holds an M.B.A. from the Sloan School of Management at MIT and a B.S. in Finance from Pennsylvania State University.
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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 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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I am an Executive Director at DC France working primarily on transactions in the Industrials sector.
Since joining DC Advisory in 2006 I have advised on numerous transactions in the Industrials and B2B Services sectors, including the acquisition of Faiveley Transport by Wabtec, the sale of Alteo’s downstream business to Imerys and the sale of Air Liquide’s polymer engineering activities to Technip.
I enjoy the balance we manage to maintain at DC Advisory: we have the entrepreneurial spirit and day-to-day independence of a boutique firm, combined with the resources and global presence of a global financial corporation.
Before joining DC Advisory I spent two years at Gimar & Cie and also did two internships in M&A at Clinvest (Crédit Lyonais) and HSBC.
Nishant is a Director with DC Advisory India. He is based in Bangalore and has more than 12 years of experience across Financial Services and Technology, including stints on the buy-side as a private equity investor.
Prior to joining the firm, he was the Business Head at Wooqer, a leading enterprise software (SaaS) startup. Prior to Wooqer, Nishant was an Associate with Standard Chartered Private Equity, making mezzanine investments in leading Indian infrastructure companies. Previously, he worked as an Associate in the Technology practice at Avendus Capital, Mumbai.
Nishant earned a B.A. degree from Brandeis University and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School.
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Based in Chicago, Matt is a Director at DC Advisory US, where he specializes in the Industrial and Automotive sectors. He has over 10 years of investment banking experience, focusing on advising clients on M&A and financing transactions for businesses in the industrial sector and related areas, both domestically and internationally.
Prior to joining DC US Advisory, Matt spent nearly ten years at Sagent Advisors focusing on clients in the industrial sector as a Principal in the firm’s Industrial Sector. Prior to joining Sagent, he worked in the Global Industrials Group at Citigroup Global Markets Inc. Throughout his career, Matt has advised numerous clients in the industrial and automotive sectors with regard to M&A, capital raising, financing and other transactions.
Matt graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a B.S. in Finance and a minor in Technology & Management.
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I joined DC in 2008 as a founding member of the Manchester team. Having helped open the office, I feel a great sense of ownership and care deeply about the transactions we work on. The challenge of growing the business through the downturn was highly motivating and, I am pleased to say, a great success.
During my time at DC I have advised on M&A transactions across various sectors, including the sales of Zenith (vehicle leasing) and Britton Group (packaging) and the acquisition of AFI Uplift (rental). Prior to DC I spent four years at Zeus Capital, where I advised mostly on public transactions including IPOs, fundraisings and PTPs.
The regional markets are much more relationship driven and, while email has its uses, building relationships isn’t one of them. I always prefer to pick up the phone to clients where possible.
As a Director, Nigel brings more than 15 years of investment banking experience to DC Advisory, where he focuses on M&A and capital-raising mandates for clients primarily in the Enterprise Software markets, with a particular focus on Customer Interaction Management and Human Capital Management software.
Prior to joining DC Advisory, Nigel was a Vice President at Seven Hills, a middle market investment bank based in San Francisco that provides M&A and capital-raising advisory services to technology and healthcare companies. At Seven Hills, he focused on the enterprise software and communications markets. Previously, Nigel worked at China Technology Venture Management (CTVM), a venture capital firm based in Asia that invested in technology companies based in Silicon Valley and Asia Pacific. Prior to joining CTVM, he worked at Broadview International, where he participated in a range of technology M&A advisory assignments.
Nigel is active in the community and is involved in a number of charitable organizations. He currently sits on the board of directors of Chinatown Community Development Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in San Francisco that develops and manages affordable housing for over 4,000 residents across 30 properties, and also provides community-based advocacy, youth development programs, civic engagement, and resident services to San Francisco residents in need.
Nigel received a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.
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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.
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 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 joined DC Advisory in 2010 and currently serve as Director at the Frankfurt office. I have advised both corporate and private equity clients on domestic and cross-border transactions across a range of industries, including automotive, metals, marine, and especially healthcare and life sciences.
DC Advisory offers advisory capabilities across the globe with a focus on the mid-market and I enjoy working with an international team of dedicated colleagues.
I joined DC Advisory in July 2013. I am a Director and my role involves advising corporates, private equity funds and infrastructure clients on the execution of M&A transactions across a variety of sectors, including Energy, Infrastructure and Industrials.
In recent years I have worked on the establishment of a 50/50 joint venture between Ferrostaal and Haldor Topsoe, First State’s acquisition of the Helsingør-Helsingborg ferry route from Scandlines and Stena and the sell-sides of Doll Fahrzeugbau to Capital Management Partners and GHH Radsatz to Bonatrans. I enjoy the varied nature of transactions I can be involved in.
I was attracted to DC because it has global capabilities paired with the backing of a large Japanese financial corporation, while at the same time maintaining the entrepreneurial spirit and day-to-day independence of a boutique.
Before joining DC, I worked in M&A at Dresdner Kleinwort and Commerzbank. I studied International Business at Tilburg University (The Netherlands) and at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong SAR) and also completed an MBA with distinction at Warwick Business School (United Kingdom).
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.
As a Director in the Leisure, Retail & Consumer team in London I am responsible for originating and executing transaction. Prior to DC Advisory I was at EY and prior to that at UBS in the Investment Bank.
I have over 11 years’ experience in the LRC sector, with recent transactions including advising LDC on their acquisition of Neilson Active Holidays, advising Altor on a capital raise for Rossignol to enter the Asian market, and a carve out of British Waterways Marinas from the Canal & River Trust.
I joined DC advisory because of the exceptional platform, it’s global focus, and unparalleled ties to Asia.
I am a Director M&A at DC Advisory, Germany, working primarily on transactions in the Industrials sector (IP&S Industrial Products & Services).
DC Advisory has a strong setup in Europe and a unique global presence through DCS Advisory in the US and Daiwa Securities Group in Japan. Therefore, we can give specialised advice to our clients locally and provide access to corporates and financial sponsors globally.
Prior to joining DC Advisory, I was Director M&A at Commerzbank and Dresdner Kleinwort, working on a number of international and domestic transactions. These transactions include M&A (buy- and sell-side advice) and finance transactions (including the issuance of bonds and equity including IPOs and capital increases).
I joined DC Advisory in June 2013, mainly being attracted by the high-caliber team and the entrepreneurial mind set of providing unbiased, independent advice to our clients. Furthermore, DC Advisory’s truly global footprint and superior access to Asian corporates provide for exciting cross-border deal flow, unique to the middle market.
As a Director in DC Advisory’s German M&A team, I focus on originating mandates and executing transactions, mainly in the industrials sector. Furthermore, as a Dutch national, I am responsible for the BENELUX relationship management for our Frankfurt office.
Prior to joining DC Advisory, I was at Commerzbank and J.P. Morgan, after I started my career with ABN AMRO/RBS in 2009. I studied International Business Administration, with a master’s degree in Finance & Investments, at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University in the Netherlands.
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