Tom joins from KMPG, where he was a partner in the Financial Services M&A team. He previously worked in the FIG M&A teams at Barclays and Rothschild, and has extensive M&A and capital markets advisory experience having acted for a wide variety of corporate and private equity clients.

At Investec, he will lead the bank’s FIG advisory offering, working with public, private and sponsor-backed clients.

The M&A advisory offering complements a highly ranked team of FIG equity analysts: Ian Gordon (Banks), Ben Cohen (Insurance) and Rahim Karim (Diversified Financials).

Tom commented:

“Investec’s M&A business is growing strongly and I’m delighted to join the team to help build out its FIG M&A offering. Across its different business areas, Investec has deep relationships with financial services companies and investors of all sizes. There is a significant opportunity to support both existing and new clients with a dedicated M&A offering."

Jonathan Arrowsmith, Head of Advisory at Investec, commented:

“By bringing in Tom to lead our FIG M&A team, we continue to build a dedicated, sector focused advisory franchise. We see significant growth in this sector, and we’re pleased to be bringing someone with Tom’s experience on board to lead it.”