Financial Dynamics has appointed former US-based financial PRO
Anton Nicholas as a partner. Nicholas joins FD from New York-based Sard
Verbinnen, where he was a senior associate for three years and declined
a vice-president position to join FD.
At Sard Verbinnen, Nicholas was involved in a variety of international
transaction work including the APA merger and the defence of Societe
Generale from takeover by Banque Nationale de Paris.
’Europe and the UK are following the US market in the amount of merger
and acquisition work and IPOs - they are already exposing explosive
growth and there is a lot of opportunity,’ said Nicholas.
At Financial Dynamics, Nicholas will work alongside partners Jo Moss and
Nick Bennett to build the agency’s international assignment work in
Europe and the US.
’Anton’s experience of the US IPO market is important with increasing
demand for dual listings in the US and Europe. Having someone based in
the UK who has in-depth knowledge is extremely beneficial and clients
like it because it is someone who has authority,’ said FD managing
director Nick Miles.
Nicholas came to FD’s attention when both parties met as a result of
transaction work last summer. Both agencies worked on the unsuccessful
three-way merger between aluminum groups Alcan, Pechiney and
FD has a total staff of 120, 30 of whom are partners. Nicholas reports