Leading UK corporate financier joins Deloitte
4 November 2014
Chris Nicholls, formerly an executive director at J.P. Morgan Cazenove, has joined the Equity Capital Markets team of Deloitte, the business advisory firm, as a partner.
The Equity Capital Markets team acts as reporting accountant, nomad and independent financial adviser and provides ‘readiness’ and ‘assist’ services to companies seeking a listing. The team also advises public companies in a number of areas including mergers and acquisitions.
John Hammond, head of Equity Capital Markets at Deloitte, said: “We feel the time is right to strengthen the depth of our team, with Chris joining to lead and bolster our independent financial advisory proposition and to enhance our general PLC advisory offering to clients.
“Chris has a proven 20 year track record in UK corporate finance, having worked at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, Lehman Brothers and most recently at J.P. Morgan Cazenove, and his particular experience of leading London IPOs will prove invaluable. I am delighted to welcome Chris to the team and am particularly excited about the opportunities ahead. We are confident that the IPO market will recover from recent turbulence and that clients will continue to see the importance of receiving truly independent advice when they are listing or raising secondary funds."
Chris Nicholls said: “I believe there is a great opportunity for Deloitte to build its position in the independent financial adviser market, with its traditional strength in IPOs and trusted relationships with clients. Deloitte’s international network and breadth of services adds to the excitement of this opportunity.”
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