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Ollie Clayton

Senior Managing Director

Ollie Clayton is a Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of Evercore’s European Financial Institutions Group, based in London.

Mr. Clayton has advised on a broad range of transactions in the financial services industry including in the asset management, life assurance, brokerage, exchange, bank and building society sectors. Prior to Evercore, Mr. Clayton was a Managing Director of Lexicon Partners which he joined in 2000. Prior to Lexicon Partners, Mr. Clayton worked in the financial institutions group at Schroders and Citigroup.

Recent transactions on which Mr. Clayton has advised include the IPO of Old Mutual Asset Management, the sale of Moneybarn to Provident Financial, the sale of Bestinvest to Permira, the sale of Cazenove Capital Management to Schroders, the sale of Cofunds to L&G, AIA on the acquisition of ING Malaysia, the sale of Old Mutual’s Nordic business to Skandia Liv, Prudential on the acquisition of SRLC America from Swiss Re, the sale of JO Hambro Capital Management to BT Investment Management, the merger of Chi-X Europe and BATS Global Markets, the IPO of Hargreaves Lansdown, ICAP on the acquisition of EBS and Prudential on its defence from Aviva. In the banking and building society sectors, Mr. Clayton has advised on numerous transactions including Prudential on the sale of Egg to Citigroup, Yorkshire Building Society on its merger with Norwich & Peterborough, Stroud & Swindon Building Society on its merger with Coventry, Chelsea Building Society on its merger with Yorkshire, Newcastle Building Society on a capital restructuring and West Bromwich Building Society on the conversion of its sub-ordinated debt into PPDS. 

Mr. Clayton has a first class degree in History from Cambridge University.

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