Aakash Bhasin and Ryan Bloom have joined the Investment Banking & Capital Markets team at Wells Fargo Securities as managing directors in the M&A group and Industrials Investment Banking group, respectively.

Bhasin is based in New York, reporting to Sam Farnham, head of M&A for the Americas. He will focus on delivering strategic advice to clients in the industrials sector and has nearly two decades of experience in all aspects of domestic and cross-border M&A advisory services including divestitures, buy-sides, mergers, takeover defense, activist-related and heavily structured transactions.

Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Bhasin was managing director and global lead for Industrials Products at PwC Corporate Finance. He also held positions in the Global M&A groups at J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank and Nomura.

Bloom has joined the Industrials Investment Banking group, led by John Church, as a managing director based in New York. Bloom will focus on the Diversified Industries sector in which he has nearly 20 years of experience advising clients on M&A and capital markets solutions, most recently as managing director in the Global Industries Investment Banking group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Previously Bloom worked in the Diversified Industrials group at J.P. Morgan, the M&A group at Credit Suisse and at McKinsey, where he advised clients on a range of strategic and operational issues.