Evercore hired Richard Hoyle from Lazard, where he headed the independent investment bank’s UK technology, media and telecoms business. He joins as a senior managing director focused on deals in the information and media sectors, expanding the bank’s coverage beyond the US.

An entire team of dealmakers poached from Deloitte by US-headquartered investment bank KBW have resigned, according to sources familiar with the matter. At least six bankers have departed and are set to launch their own boutique advisory firm.

BNP Paribas hired Matt Randall as a managing director within its UK investment banking team, focused on corporate broking. He joins from City investment bank Liberum.

Houlihan Lokey continued its run of acquiring European advisory boutiques to expand in the region. It bought Oakley Advisory, which focuses on deals in the digital infrastructure, communications services and cloud computing sectors. Houlihan hires an extra 16 dealmakers as a result, including Oakley’s founders, Chris Godsmark and Christian Maher.

RokosCapital Management hired former Brevan Howard portfolio manager Luke Sadrian as an investment officer and partner as part of a commodities push. Sadrian will establish a metals line for the firm.

Squire Patton Boggs is launching its first office in Ireland with a hire from Pinsent Masons in Dublin. Squire is hiring Dennis Agnew from Pinsent Masons as its first Ireland managing partner. Agnew was a founding partner of Pinsent’s Dublin office in 2017 and led the firm’s Ireland transactions team.

US law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton hired City corporate heavyweight Nick Rumsby from Magic Circle law firm Linklaters. Rumsby spent two decades at Linklaters advising on some of the most high-profile public M&A deals in the market. He also spent two years serving as secretary at the UK Takeover Panel.

KPMG Acceleris, the venture capital joint venture between KPMG UK and Acceleris, appointed Sarah Abrahams as a partner in London. She specialises in fundraising for businesses looking for finance in the £500,000 to £20m range. She previously worked for accountancy firms Cooper Parry and Grant Thornton.

City law firm Travers Smith re-elected its senior partner Kathleen Russ for a second term, with effect from 1 July 2023. Russ was first elected as Travers’ senior partner on 1 July 2019 having previously led the firm’s tax department.

DWS appointed Richard Marshall as head of infrastructure research. Working with its infrastructure private equity and debt teams, as well as the DWS Research Institute, Marshall will be responsible for supporting the asset manager’s infrastructure platform with thought leadership on the global infrastructure market. He joins from Fitch Solutions.

Schroders Personal Wealth appointed Dominic Sheridan as chief executive of its authorised corporate director business. Joining from Omnis Investments, Sheridan will be responsible for leading and developing the ACD, which launched in December 2019.

Meanwhile, Axa Investment Managers appointed Simon King as sales director in its UK wholesale team. King, who takes up the newly created role after his time at Bellevue Asset Management, will be responsible for helping to grow Axa IM’s wholesale business in the UK.

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