Investec expands its senior team

A specialist high net worth lender, Investec expands its corporate advisory team by appointing a managing director.

Investec hired Anthony Lazzoppina in to the role, adding to list of other recent senior recruits which included Christopher Stefanovski and Uyi Ighodaro.

Lazzoppina would work alongside Ben Smith who led Investec's corporate advisory team.

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The company said it had been repositioning itself as a leading specialist in advisory, debt and merchant banking, and made the recent hires to expand their corporate advisory business.

Lazzoppina was previously the co-head of industrials at Credit Suisse, the head of mergers and acquisitions and the head of industrials at Barclays Capital investment banking.

He also worked at ABN AMRO investment banking and PWC.

He recently advised Air New Zealand in relation to its 19.98 per cent Virgin Australia stake sale and acted for Recall on its demerger from Brambles.

Investec Australia, chief executive officer, Milton Samios, said the appointment demonstrated that Investec was keen to grow its presence in the Australian market.

"The appointments of Chris, Uyi and now Anthony [Lazzoppina] reflected our long-standing commitment to deliver bespoke finance and advisory solutions to emerging growth and innovative mid-cap companies," Samios said.

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