Ben Lawrence has 24 years of corporate broking and financial advisory experience. Before joining Investec, he served as a Managing Director in the UK Investment Banking teams at Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank. Ben has advised on a wide range of strategic and capital raising transactions in the healthcare sector, including extensive work for Shire and BTG.

Kamalini Hull, formerly Head of Growth Capital at Stifel brings 20 years of investment banking and fintech management experience to the team, with deep expertise providing advice on M&A, IPO and ECM transactions to financial services and fintech companies.

Gordon Hamilton is a Chartered Accountant who joins from Canaccord Genuity, where he most recently worked in the Natural Resources investment banking team.

Sara Wallace has joined the PLC Advisory team as an analyst after spending over three years at Investec. Previously, she produced macro-market research and advised hedge funds on risk arbitrage opportunities in public M&A.

These appointments mark a significant step in the continued expansion of Investec’s corporate broking team renowned for long-term client relationships and delivering a high quality service. In 2023, Investec was awarded No.1 broker in Institutional Investor’s UK Small & Mid-cap Research Team survey.

Carlton Nelson, Head of Corporate Broking & PLC Advisory at Investec, said: “These key appointments bring valuable experience and expertise to the team, enhancing our ability to serve clients and strengthening our position in the mid-market.

“Over the last three years, we have raised more than £9bn of equity for clients and have advised on significant deals, including that of Dechra, one of the biggest take-privates last year. It’s an exciting time, and we are delighted to welcome these new additions to our corporate broking team.”

Investec is trusted corporate broker to more than 130 companies on the London Main and AIM markets.

In 2023, Investec acquired a majority stake in Capitalmind, one of Continental Europe’s leading independent M&A and corporate finance advisory firms, to broaden access provided to their clients to major markets in Europe, adding to its existing geographies of UK, US, Asia and Africa.