Méndez joins following 16 years at Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank in France where she held various positions in the M&A practice, including Global Head of Retail and Services. Méndez’s transaction history includes the restructuring of Casino Guichard-Perrachon’s Latin America operations and the disposal of the group’s subsidiary in the Indian Ocean (Vindemia), the acquisition of Grand Frais by Ardian, and the IPOs of Maisons du Monde, Elis and Elior.

David Benin, CEO, DC Advisory France, said: “In France and globally, the firm continues to invest in senior talent to ensure a difference is made to all of our clients. The Consumer, Leisure & Retail team benefits from diverse expertise in the US, Europe and Asia, and Laura’s addition to this team ensures we continue to offer the right advice to our domestic and international client base. We’re delighted to grow our team of Managing Directors in France and look forward to welcoming Laura!”

Laura Méndez, Managing Director at DC Advisory, commented: “I am very enthusiastic about joining DC Advisory, one of the top advisory firms in France with a very large and international client base thanks to its global reach. The team has a recognized expertise in M&A advisory accompanying its clients with a powerful combination of an entrepreneurial spirit and a holistic tailored approach. I will be glad to contribute to further strengthening the Consumer, Leisure and Retail franchise in the region.”

This marks the 15th senior hire to the global firm in the past 24 months, as DC Advisory continues to invest in the acquisition of top talent across multiple sectors and product areas – bringing its total Managing Director count to 100+ across 22 international offices, with 650+ bankers.


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