Marcus Thompson is a Managing Director of the firm’s corporate finance advisory business based in Hong Kong. Mr. Thompson is also Chief Operating Officer, Asia Investment Banking.
Mr. Thompson has approximately 15 years of corporate finance experience and focuses on mergers & acquisitions and capital raisings / restructurings in the utilities, infrastructure and broader industrials sectors.
Mr. Thompson has advised on a number of significant transactions, including: China Light & Power (CLP), together with China Southern Power Grid, on agreement to acquire ExxonMobil’s Hong King electricity business (c. 7,000MW); Astra International on the acquisition of rights to 40km section of Trans Java Toll Road, Indonesia; Astra International / Astra Otoparts on acquisition of 51% PAKO Autoparts; Mitsui / Challenger EMIF on acquisition of 40% stake in six water projects in China; Jardines, Hutchison Ports, Wharf and China National Aviation Corp on acquisition of 40% of Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited from Cathay Pacific, Swire and CITIC; YTL Power on acquisition of PowerSeraya, one of the Singapore electricity generation and retail assets privatised by Temasek.Prior to joining Evercore, Mr. Thompson was a Partner and Managing Director at Lexicon Partners, the corporate finance advisory business which was acquired by Evercore in 2011. He opened Lexicon Partners’ Hong Kong office in March 2007. Prior to joining Lexicon Partners in London in March 2004, Mr. Thompson was a member of the mergers & acquisitions team at Citigroup, specializing in transactions in the utilities, infrastructure and broader industrials sectors. Before joining Salomon Smith Barney (subsequently rebranded Citigroup) in 1999, he was a Corporate Solicitor at Linklaters, London, and Piper Alderman, Australia.
He has an Accounting Degree and a Law Degree (First Class Honours) from Australia and a Masters in Law (specializing in Corporate Finance) from Cambridge University where he was a Commonwealth Scholar.