Investment banking boutique Zeus Capital has made a trio of hires in its Manchester office, with Alistair Donnelly and Jordan Warburton appointed as executives in the firm’s corporate finance team, while Claire Duffy takes the role of research executive.
Alistair joins Zeus Capital from KPMG, where he had spent five years. He spent eighteen months in the accountancy firm’s corporate finance team, advising on large infrastructure-related projects across both public and private markets. Prior to that, he worked in the firm’s audit team on clients including Manchester Airport Group and On The Beach.
Jordan started his career as an intern at EY, and joined the firm full time in 2012. He was executive in the transaction advisory services team specialising in corporate restructuring. Claire Duffy joins from Daniel Stewart, where she spent over eight years in the firm’s research team, in addition to previous roles at Numis and Charterhouse Securities.
These appointments build on Zeus Capital’s recent success in the market. The firm has been at the heart of many of the North West’s biggest deals, advising on the GBP200m reverse takeover of Matthew Clark by Conviviality Retail, as well as the flotation of Elegant Hotels and the reverse takeover of BCA Marketplace.
Tremayne Ducker (pictured), head of private company and private equity at Zeus Capital, says: “Zeus Capital continues to invest in building its team in order to pursue ambitious growth plans. These latest appointments will help to provide additional resource to support our clients and senior team, and provide further knowledge and expertise.
“Alistair, Claire and Jordan all have enormous potential, and underline the commitment that we have made to building and developing the next generation. We have enjoyed an excellent couple of years, advising on some of the largest deals in the region, and we’re confident that we have the team to continue this momentum into next year.”
These appointments are also supplemented by the acquisition of broker Novum Securities, and the extension of the firm’s London team, adding a number of senior positions.