Village gossip - top bankers McIntyre, Kerr and Barrow head to Zeus Capital

Friday, 16 June 2017, 11:53 am

John McIntyre is once again set to return to the dealmaking coalface.

The City veteran and wily rainmaker spent the last thirty years on the UK dealmaking scene as head of UK M&A at Lehman Brothers, Dresdner Kleinwort (when it actually did large deals) and Royal Bank of Scotland before it gave up on takeover advisory work.

Some of his deals include advising Railtrack on its defence against its controversial takeover of Network Rail.

McIntyre also did stints as a consultant for some of his clients, who include Selfridges, the Reichmans and Robert Tchenguiz, the property entrepreneur.

So, hasn’t McIntyre had enough?

Well, apparently not. Little old Betaville can exclusively reveal he is joining Zeus Capital at its office in Mayfair, London to lead the company’s expansion into the lucrative M&A advisory market.

And McIntyre is not alone: former Dresdner Kleinwort colleagues Angus Kerr and Mark Barrow are joining him at Zeus Capital, which has been dubbed a "challenger boutique".

Kerr worked as a managing director in corporate broking and equity capital markets at Credit Suisse and Dresdner Kleinwort, so he will work at Zeus Capital as a director in corporate broking.

Barrow, meanwhile, has worked as a private equity banker over the last twenty years for Close Brothers (now DC Advisory) and US firm Lincoln.

He is joining Zeus Capital in September and is expected to expand the firm's presence in the buy-out market.

Zeus Capital declined to comment...

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