London, 19 September, 2016, DC Advisory (DC), a leading European corporate finance adviser with expertise in cross-border transactions, today announced it has hired Stéphane Benouaich to join its Paris team and Nam Quach to join its leisure and retail team in London. Both have joined as managing directors. Nam was previously at EY in London where he was head of leisure in the UK corporate finance team. Stéphane joins from Oddo Corporate Finance where he was managing director, in charge of the media, entertainment and tourism/leisure sectors. “We are consistently working to ensure that we can offer our clients the right advice and with Nam and Stéphane, I am confident that we will be able to do so across a broader spread of sectors,” said Richard Madden, CEO UK, DC. Nam spent 16 years in investment banking and corporate finance with UBS and EY. He has 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; the sale of four iconic luxury Concorde Hotels for Starwood Capital to Constellation Hotels; and, the sale of Hilton International to Hilton Hotels Corp. Prior to joining DC Advisory, Stéphane completed a broad range of transactions (disposals, acquisitions, fund raising and IPOs) for a number of family-owned and entrepreneur-run mid-caps, financial investors and large corporates. Among others, he advised Lagardère Group on many transactions (including the sale of a portfolio of ten magazines and take private of Lagardère Active Broadcast); Permira Funds on the acquisition of Vacalians; and, Trace TV on its disposal to Modern Times Group. -ENDS- Notes to editors 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. The firm employs over 200 staff across six European offices and is a subsidiary of Daiwa Capital Markets, the investment banking arm of Japan’s Daiwa Securities Group. We are present in Asia, the US and Nordic region through our partners Daiwa Capital Markets, Sagent Advisors and Danske Bank Corporate Finance.