The money behind some of the world’s largest mergers and acquisitions can be staggering, but have you ever stopped to think about the people brokering the deals?
The Telegraph, using data from Mergermarket, has put together a list of the capital’s top 10 deal makers. Here is the list:
Simon Warshaw, UBS, £89.4bn
Warshaw’s relationship with Vodafone was partly responsible for his big numbers, including the £84bn deal with Verizon.
Karen Cook, Goldman Sachs, £89.4bn
Cook is considered one of the most powerful women in banking, as managing director of Goldman Sachs.
Alan Schwartz, Guggenheim Partners, £82.1bn
Schwarz also had a role in the Vodafone/Verizon deal and was former chief executive of Bear Stearns.
Mark Warham, Barclays, £82.1bn
Warnham is head of M&A for the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions at Barclays after joining in 2009.
Dwayne Lysaght, JP Morgan, £19.7bn
Head of UK M&A Lysaght advised on Liberty Global’s £15bn takeover of UK cable company Virgin Media.
Ehren Stenzler, LionTree Advisors, £16.4bn
Ex-UBS banker Stenzler started LionTree in July along with former colleague Aryeh Bourkoff.
David Lomer, JP Morgan, £15.9bn
Lomer, JP Morgan’s co-head of telecoms, media and technology investment banking benefitted from being in the hottest M&A sector.
Giuseppe Monarchi, Credit Suisse, £15.9bn
Monarchi is co-head of Credit Suisse’s M&A group and the telecoms, media and technology practice for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Dietrich Becker, Perella Weinberg Partners, £7.3bn
Dietrich Becker is one of Perella’s most senior bankers.