Liberum has appointed Christopher Lewey as Head of Sponsor Coverage, adding 21 years of corporate finance experience gained at Close Brothers, Betfair and law firm Irwin Mitchell. He starts on 29 September 2009.
“Christopher will develop and manage Liberum's relationships with the private equity and venture capital community,” said Peter Tracey, Liberum’s Head of Investment Banking. “He has a track record that makes him perfect for this role, having experience of both advisory and client side work.”
Christopher qualified as a Chartered Accountant before moving to a corporate finance role with Rea Brothers in 1993 and subsequently became Head of Leisure and Retail in 2001 at Close Brothers Corporate Finance.
He joined Betfair in 2007, where he was responsible for M&A and new ventures. This role included management of Betfair's initial public offering in October 2010.
Christopher comes to Liberum from Irwin Mitchell, which he joined in May 2011, where he was again responsible for M&A strategy and execution as well as wider strategy development.
His appointment follows that of Anna Hartropp to the investment banking team at Liberum earlier in September, bringing nine years of FTSE100 and FTSE250 experience from Marks & Spencer, Cookson and, most recently, global technology company Laird PLC.
Liberum celebrated its seventh anniversary on September 10th and over that period it has played a role in 25 initial public offerings, most recently those of GAME Digital, Volution and P2P Global Investments.
Some £12.6 billion has been raised by Liberum and syndicates on behalf of companies and Topps Tiles and Photo-Me International are the most recent to join its roster of corporate clients.
Liberum provides research, sales, trading and corporate advice to European and North American institutional investors and companies. It covers more than 380 stocks that constitute 80% of the FTSE100 and 50% of FTSE250.
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