Investment bank Peel Hunt has appointed Mark Barrow as Head of Private Equity Coverage within its growing Investment Banking division.
With 24 years of Corporate Finance experience, 19 years of which has been focused on UK mid-market financial sponsors, Barrow joins Peel Hunt from Zeus Capital where he was also Head of Private Equity Coverage.
Barrow has extensive experience working in senior Corporate Finance positions, having formerly been a Founding Managing Director at Lincoln International and Head of Private Equity Coverage at Close Brothers (now DC Advisory), where he successfully grew the teams and spearheaded a number of Private Equity IPOs, public-to-privates, debt raises and M&A transactions.
Having originated and executed a number of key private equity mandates across a wide range of sectors, Barrow will be responsible for leading Peel Hunt’s private equity relationships and accelerating the growth of its client base by introducing relevant sector and product teams and maintaining a constant focus on private equity firms.
Andrew Chapman, Head of Investment Banking at Peel Hunt, says: “Having successfully completed a number of transactions this year, we are delighted to welcome Mark to our growing Investment Banking team as we continue our growth trajectory.
“With his extensive network and strong track record of originating and delivering transactions, Mark’s strong reputation in the industry will be invaluable as we continue to build on our successful relationships with financial sponsors.
“As the leading Mid & Small Cap investment bank in the UK, this senior hire reflects Peel Hunt’s continued commitment to growing its specialist teams to meet client demand.”