London, 2 March, 2017, DC Advisory (DC), a leading European corporate finance adviser with expertise in cross-border transactions, today announced it has hired Andrew Judge to join as Managing Director in its leisure and retail team in London. He was previously at HSBC in London for nearly 17 years where he was Managing Director in retail sector coverage. Andrew has completed a broad range of transactions (disposals, acquisitions, fund raising and IPOs) during 21 years in corporate finance and investment banking at Charterhouse Bank and then HSBC. Most recently Andrew worked on several high profile M&A and equity raising transactions at HSBC including: the sale of Tesco’s Korean business to MBK for $6BN; the contested public bid for Home Retail Group plc by Steinhoff; the sale of House of Fraser; the merger of Cineworld plc with Cinema City N.V.; and, the IPOs of Jimmy Choo, Game Digital, OVS Spa, Moncler and Grandvision. “I joined DC because I was impressed by the firm’s entrepreneurial culture, its partnership approach and commitment to providing independent advice,” said Andrew, Managing Director, DC Advisory. “The retail industry is in the midst of rapid structural change owing to the growth of e-commerce and the emergence of new brands and business models, making it an exciting sector to advise in.” “When I took references on Andrew, it was immediately obvious that his clients respect him for the quality of his advice, his thoughtful insight and his integrity. It is therefore not surprising that we are delighted he has decided to join us,” said Richard Madden, Chief Executive Officer, UK, DC.


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About DC Advisory DC Advisory is a leading European corporate finance adviser with specific expertise in cross-border transactions. We provide tailored independent advice on mergers & acquisitions, debt raisings and restructurings. We employ over 200 staff across six European offices and we are a subsidiary of Daiwa Capital Markets, the investment banking arm of Japan’s Daiwa Securities Group. We are present in Asia, the US and the Nordic region through our partners Daiwa Capital Markets, Sagent Advisors and Danske Bank Corporate Finance.