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Barclays Appoints Two New Senior Hires Into Its Financial Sponsors Group

Christian Oberle appointed as Head of Americas Financial Sponsors Group; Tom Vignon also joins Barclays as a Managing Director and senior member of the EMEA Financial Sponsors Group.

Barclays today announces the appointment of Christian Oberle as Head of Americas Financial Sponsors Group. Mr. Oberle will be based in New York and report to Jean-Francois Astier, Global Head of Financial Sponsors Group. Mr. Oberle has close to 20 years of investment banking experience and joins Barclays from JP Morgan where he was a senior Managing Director and held key account responsibility for Apollo Global Management, Advent International, EQT Partners, KPS Capital Partners, New Mountain Capital, and other financial sponsor clients.

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Christian Oberle (left) and Tom Vignon (right) (Photo: Business Wire)

Christian Oberle (left) and Tom Vignon (right) (Photo: Business Wire)

He has advised on transactions including, Apollo’s acquisitions of Univar and Arconic, Advent’s acquisition of McAfee, the acquisition and subsequent sale of Howden by KPS, and the merger of New Mountain portfolio company ClaimLogiq with Apixio, amongst others.

In addition, Barclays is also pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Vignon as a Managing Director and senior member of its Financial Sponsors Group in EMEA. Mr. Vignon joins from Credit Suisse where he spent over 20 years, most recently as Head of Financial Sponsors Group EMEA. He has advised on a range of landmark transactions including Cinven’s acquisitions of Envu, Warburg Pincus and Apax’s acquisition of TMNL, and Lottomatica’s recent IPO. Mr. Vignon will work closely with Andrew Richards, Head of Financial Sponsors, EMEA, to lead and drive the bank’s strategy and coverage of financial sponsor clients in Europe.

“We are delighted to welcome Christian and Tom to Barclays and to our Financial Sponsors practice, which has long been one of the key strengths of our Investment Banking franchise,” said JF Astier, Head of Financial Sponsors Group at Barclays. “Christian and Tom’s extensive experience, strategic insight, and outstanding client expertise will help us further expand market and mind share with existing and new clients and drive our business forward.”

The appointments of Mr. Oberle and Mr. Vignon are the most recent in a series of important strategic hires for Barclays, evidencing a continued commitment to investing in industry-leading talent within the Corporate and Investment Bank.

About Barclays

Barclays is a British universal bank. We are diversified by business, by different types of customer and client, and geography. Our businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by our service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group. For further information about Barclays, please visit our website

About Barclays Corporate and Investment Bank

Barclays Corporate and Investment Bank is comprised of the Investment Banking, International Corporate Banking, Global Markets and Research businesses. It provides money managers, financial institutions, governments, supranational organisations and corporate clients with services and advice for their funding, financing, strategic and risk management needs. For further information about Barclays Corporate and Investment Bank, please visit our website


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