10 Mar 2020

Investec expands team after best ever year for Private Equity Client Group

Investec Corporate and Investment Banking (“Investec” or “the bank”) has appointed Tobias Sommer to its Financial Sponsor Transaction Group and Jan Straube to its Growth & Leveraged Finance team, as the bank continues to grow its multi-product Financial Sponsors business with focus and discipline.

Tobias joins from Macquarie’s Financial Sponsor Coverage and Principal Transaction Group and will continue to cover financial sponsors at Investec, with a focus on the UK, DACH and Benelux.


Jan joins from the Leveraged Finance team at Lloyds Bank, where he worked with listed and private companies as well as financial sponsors across the UK, Western Europe and the US. At Investec, he will continue to focus on lending to the German-speaking region, working on a broad range of debt products alongside Kai Stengel, who leads Investec’s Growth & Leveraged Finance DACH offering.


“Over the past few years, Investec has built a strong, multi-product offering dedicated to the private equity industry, with an ever-growing presence across the UK, DACH and Benelux regions,” commented Jonathan Arrowsmith, Head of Private Equity Client Group at Investec.


“We are thrilled that Tobias and Jan are joining the team, which will further accelerate our strong momentum. Across M&A advisory, leveraged lending, IPOs, fund financing and risk management solutions, we have closed more than 200 transactions with private equity clients in the past few years.” 

For more information, please contact:

Luke O’Mahony, Investec (Public Relations)

020 7597 5261 



Fatima Ismat, Lansons (PR agency for Investec CIB)

020 7566 9706



Investec Corporate and Investment Banking
Investec CIB is a division of Investec Bank plc, an international corporate and investment bank working with growth-orientated companies, institutions and private equity funds. Our people set us apart – empowered, straightforward and invested in our clients’ long-term success. We provide capital solutions, advice and ideas, along with bespoke investment solutions and access to capital markets. Founded in 1974, The Investec Group has grown successfully through its client focussed approach and its ability to serve diverse and evolving financial needs.


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