Barclays appointed Ryan Voegeli head of investment banking for Canada. Voegeli will be based in Toronto.

Voegeli has 20 years of investment banking experience and joined Barclays from CIBC Capital Markets, where he was head of global diversified industries investment banking. In this role, he led a team spanning Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg and Vancouver in Canada and Chicago and San Francisco in the U.S.

Prior to joining CIBC in 2011, Voegeli was head of Canadian telecommunications, media and technology investment banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Throughout his career, Voegeli has performed in roles in multiple transactions, including advising the special committee of Shaw Communications in connection with its $26 billion sale to Rogers Communications and advising Shaw Communications on its $1.6 billion acquisition of Wind Mobile. He advised George Weston Limited in connection with its sale of Weston Foods and Loblaw in connection with its $845 million acquisition of Lifemark Health Group, as well as on the $460 million initial public offering (IPO) of Choice Properties out of Loblaw. Voegeli also advised TELUS on its $2.9 billion acquisition of Lifeworks and GFL on its $5.125 billion recapitalization led by BC Partners and OTPP. He has experience in initial public offerings, having advised as joint bookrunner on the $1.4 billion IPO of TELUS International, the $531 million IPO of Ceridian, the $460 million IPO of Aritzia and the $380 million IPO of Hudson’s Bay Company.

“Ryan’s extensive industry relationships, combined with his proven leadership capabilities, will be of enormous value to our clients and colleagues,” Geoffrey Belsher, chairman and country CEO of Canada for Barclays, said. “With this outstanding addition to our platform, the whole team looks forward to even better serving our clients and making increased inroads into key business areas such as cross-border M&A, equity financing and high-yield financing.”

“We are deeply committed to Canada and the Canadian markets, and we look forward to working together with our clients to further build on our shared successes,” Taylor Wright, global co-head of investment banking at Barclays, said. “Under Ryan’s leadership, the team will continue to drive best in class outcomes for our clients, both within Canada and for our broader Americas and global investment banking businesses.”