Lincoln International has opened its London office with a team of eight investment banking professionals.
Managing director Darren Redmayne will be chief executive of the London office. He was formerly the head of the European financial sponsors group at Close Brothers Corporate Finance.
Redmayne will be joined by Robert Satow, who joined Lincoln from Close Brothers in 2004. In addition, Michael Bottenheim, will join the office as a senior advisory director. Bottenheim has acted as adviser on transatlantic M&A deals for the past 35 years, including nine years at Citicorp and 15 years at Lazard.
Jim Lawson, co-chairman of Lincoln International, will spend one week a month in London. Hans Peter Peters, co-chairman of Lincoln International based in Frankfurt, will also be involved in the firm’s London activities.
The London office will focus on M&A services to UK-based private equity firms and companies in sectors that benefit most from an international approach, including industrials, electronics, chemicals, automotives, building products and consumer industries.
Lincoln’s will focus on deals valued at between £25m (€34m) and £250m.
Over the past two years, more than a third of Lincoln’s deals have been cross-border in nature.