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Hawksford expands global M&A team

Global corporate, private client, and fund services provider Hawksford has expanded its mergers and acquisitions team with three new appointments in the firm’s offices in London, Singapore and Mauritius.

Based in London, Maciek Szymanski has joined the firm as Group Head of M&A, Lin Zichao has joined as Group Associate Director M&A in Singapore and Krishnee Calleemallay has been appointed Group M&A Manager, in Mauritius.

Szymanski will work closely with Hawksford’s senior team to identify critical growth opportunities and oversee the overall M&A strategy, leading the team to identify targets, drive analysis, coordinate internal approvals and ensure completion of deals. He joins Hawksford from Scutum Group, where he evaluated and executed acquisitions in Europe and the United States.

Zichao has expertise in corporate strategy development with more than 15 years’ experience in M&A. He will focus primarily on Hawksford’s growth strategy across Asia and play a key role in identifying potential targets, coordinating M&A activities, and providing technical advice.

Calleemallay will focus on Hawksford’s growth strategy across the EMEA region and has more than seven years’ experience in financial services, with a proven track record of sourcing and implementing financial projects within the investment banking sector. A specialist in corporate finance, financial analysis and financial modelling, Calleemallay joins Hawksford from Safyr Capital where she led the corporate finance division and led several capital raising activities across a range of sectors.

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