Oppenheimer Europe, a subsidiary of investment bank and wealth manager Oppenheimer Holdings, has announced a significant expansion to its team.

Three highly experienced managing directors, based in London, have joined from Cavendish.

They include Chris Malcolm, managing director, head of technology; Mark Kingston, managing director, head of human capital management & business services; and Leigh Webb, managing director, head of financial sponsor coverage.

The trio will report to Max Lami, CEO Oppenheimer Europe. 

“The addition of Chris, Mark and Leigh will be highly complementary to the recent strategic expansion we have made in our senior investment banking team in the US,” Lami said. 

“Chris and Mark’s sector specialist M&A focus, combined with Leigh’s financial sponsor relationships, will lay the foundation for additional growth in our European M&A advisory activities and, importantly, enhance our cross-border M&A services for clients focused on software and business services companies.”

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Malcolm joins Oppenheimer with over 20 years of banking experience. With a focus on technology and telecoms, he has advised clients on M&A, debt and equity capital market transactions valued in excess of $30 billion. Most recently, Malcolm served as co-head of technology M&A at Cavendish. Previously, he held positions with Lehman Brothers, Nomura and Société Générale.

“European technology companies in the mid-market are significantly underserved by banks with a full-service proposition and strength in the US,” Malcolm said. 

“Oppenheimer is uniquely positioned to fill this hole in the market, which is why the firm is not only a perfect fit for my skill sets but an attractive partner for entrepreneurs and members of the private equity community looking to explore new opportunities. 

“Furthermore, Oppenheimer’s equity research coverage provides unparalleled insight into many of the partner ecosystems underpinning growth within the European technology sector.”

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