Investec further expands team after best ever year for Private Equity Client Group

Investec Corporate and Investment Banking (Investec) has appointed Tobias Sommer to its Financial Sponsor Transaction Group and Jan Straube to its Growth & Leveraged Finance team, as the bank continues to grow its multi-product Financial Sponsors business.

Sommer joins from Macquarie’s Financial Sponsor Coverage and Principal Transaction Group and will continue to cover financial sponsors at Investec, with a focus on the UK, DACH and Benelux.

Straube joins from the Leveraged Finance team at Lloyds Bank, where he worked with listed and private companies as well as financial sponsors across the UK, Western Europe and the US. At Investec, he will continue to focus on lending to the German-speaking region, working on a broad range of debt products alongside Kai Stengel, who leads Investec’s Growth & Leveraged Finance DACH offering.

“Over the past few years, Investec has built a strong, multi-product offering dedicated to the private equity industry, with an ever-growing presence across the UK, DACH and Benelux regions,” says Christian Hess, Private Equity Client Group Head at Investec. “We are thrilled that Tobias and Jan are joining the team, which will further accelerate our strong momentum. Across advisory, leveraged lending, IPOs, fund financing and risk management solutions, we have closed more than 200 transactions with private equity clients in the past few years.”