Stifel added a team of bankers with experience across credit markets to its organization in hopes to further develop the firm’s ability to offer full-service advisory and debt funding solutions to clients.
Based in London, Jan-Erik Back, Duncan Sherriffs and Alex Boyce joined Stifel, bringing with them the advisory business of Galiant Partners. Together, they have more than 50 years of combined experience as investors, advisors and lenders.
“The success we have had in Europe over the course of 2020 is a function of the sector, product and geographical breadth of expertise we have purposefully built in recent years,” Rob Mann, head of European investment banking at Stifel, said. “That investment has really shown through in the results we are delivering for clients in these unusual times. In bringing on board the Galiant Partners team, with all its deep and varied experience, we are again delivering on our promise to bring creative thinking to clients across the whole spectrum of financial markets. We are excited to combine the entrepreneurialism and expertise of the Galiant Partners team with the Stifel team in London.”
Back joined as the new head of Stifel’s capital solutions group. He has more than two decades of investment banking experience, most recently as CEO and founder of Galiant Partners. Prior to Galiant Partners, Back was head of structured finance at BTG Pactual Commodities. He was also previously a managing director at Hatch Corporate Finance.
Sherriffs joined as managing director. He brings more than 20 years of investment banking experience, most recently as a partner at Galiant Partners. Prior to Galiant Partners, Sherriffs was director of leveraged finance at M&G Investments. He also previously worked in the leveraged finance group at JP Morgan.
Boyce joined as director. He has more than 15 years of investment banking experience, most recently as a partner at Galiant Partners. Prior to Galiant Partners, Boyce was vice president at Bank of Montreal. He also previously worked at Hatch Corporate Finance and Houlihan Lokey.
“Expertise across the entire capital structure and access to a diverse global lender base is of paramount importance to companies, especially in today’s challenging environment,” Back said. “Stifel’s global presence, diverse industry focus and integrated investment banking model, combined with a dedicated capital solutions group, offer a unique and compelling proposition. My colleagues and I are excited to be here.”