Laurent joins following 15 years at Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank in France, where he was Global Head of Food, Agribusiness & Retail for Investment Banking.

This marks the 19th senior hire* for the international firm in the past 24 months, as DC Advisory, along with shareholder Daiwa Securities Inc., continues to invest in the acquisition of top talent to deliver more sectors and products to its clients. The firm’s total Managing Director count now stands at 100+ across 22 international offices, with 650+ bankers.

David Benin, CEO of DC Advisory France commented: “We are delighted to welcome Laurent to further expand our sector coverage. Agribusiness, Food & Beverage is a clear area of opportunity for the firm internationally, and Laurent’s pedigree - during his tenure at CA-CIB, developing an industry-recognised franchise – will ensure we can make a difference to clients in this area.”

Laurent Leriche, Managing Director at DC Advisory, said: “I am excited to be joining one of the top advisory firms in France with a truly international platform, combining recognized corporate finance expertise, entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to making a difference for its international client base.”

Laurent’s transaction history includes, among others: advising InVivo on the acquisition of the Soufflet Group and the capital opening of Malteries Soufflet; Cargill on the disposal of their global malt business to Axéréal; Danone on the acquisitions of Halayeb in Egypt and of a majority stake in Centrale Laitière du Maroc; Lactalis on the acquisitions of Stonyfield in the US and of the Weber Group in Germany; Bonduelle on the acquisition of Ready Pac Foods in the US; Charterhouse on the disposal of Italian Nuova Castelli to Lactalis; Fleury Michon on the acquisition of Marfo in the Netherlands. 

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*recent hires: Hoong Wey Wong (Real Estate & Healthcare); Antoine Poupard (Business & Tech-Enabled Services); Mark Goodman (Consumer, Leisure & Retail); Rich Blann (Healthcare); Laura Méndez (Consumer, Leisure & Retail); Hector M. Torres (Healthcare); Michael Wieczorek (GP Secondaries); Abhijit Chiripal (Sponsor Coverage & Financial Services); Manish Gupta (Healthcare); Paul de Hek & Robert Ruiter (Co-CEOs Benelux); Gretchen Tibbits (Media & Telecom); Ellis Chaplin (Aerospace, Defense & Government Services); Rodrigo de la Viuda (Infrastructure); Francesco Moccagatta (CEO Italy); Darren Gange (Consumer, Leisure & Retail); Todd Wilson (Industrials); John Lanza (Business & Tech-Enabled Services).