Michael joins the firm with over 20 years’ capital markets experience, most recently at Elm Capital where he was Global Head of Investor Coverage and responsible for secondary advisory and private equity fund arrangement and syndication. Michael previously held roles at Cebile Capital, Macquarie Group and HSBC across London, Singapore and Hong Kong.

The launch of DC Advisory’s GP Secondaries offering demonstrates the firm’s commitment to making a difference for its core private equity clients – and reflects the significant growth of the GP-led secondaries market – now estimated to have a value of $60+[i] billion pa. The product area will complement the firm’s existing Capital Advisory capabilities and US led GP Stakes team – ensuring the delivery of innovative solutions for DC Advisory’s mid-market clients.

Richard Madden, CEO, DC Advisory UK, commented: “The GP Secondaries market is a massive opportunity and hugely relevant and complementary to our other advisory services.  In addition, as market conditions toughen in the wider M&A market, GP-led secondaries offer alternative effective exit routes for our core private equity clients – one that is relatively resilient during times of economic uncertainty. Our commitment to making a difference for clients through the Right Advice is once again amplified by the acquisition of top talent for our business – we’re delighted to welcome Michael to the team.”

Michael Wieczorek, Managing Director, DC Advisory UK, said: “DC Advisory’s growing global platform is an exciting opportunity, and one that facilitates the advice and execution of increasingly innovative and complex transactions. I’m delighted to be joining the firm at a time of concerted investment into new talent and products – a demonstration of DC Advisory’s differentiation in the mid-market.”

This marks the 12th senior hire to the global firm 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.

*Senior hires include one Managing Director in Asia - Abhijit Chiripal (Head of Financial Services & Sponsor Coverage). Three country leads and one managing director in Europe including: Paul de Hek (Netherlands Co-CEO); Robert Ruiter (Netherlands Co-CEO); Rodrigo De la Viuda (Infrastructure); and Francesco Moccagatta (CEO of Italy). Seven Managing Directors in the US in the past 20 months including: Manish Gupta (Healthcare); Gretchen Tibbitts (Media & Telecom); Ellis Chaplin (Aerospace, Defense & Government Services); Darren Gange (Consumer, Leisure & Retail); Todd Wilson (Industrials); John Lanza (Business & Tech-Enabled Services); and Tom Krasnewich (Industrials). 

[i] 2022 Secondary Market Overview, Campbell Lutyens, 23 March 2023

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