Read Gomm is a Senior Advisor in the firm’s corporate advisory business based in London.
Mr. Gomm has 27 years of corporate finance experience and focuses on advising clients in the electricity, gas, water and renewables sectors.
Mr. Gomm has advised on a number of significant transactions, including the acquisition or sales of windfarms for Hermes GPE, GDF SUEZ, North British Windpower, Broadview Energy and Renewable Energy Generation Ltd, advising SSE plc on their acquisition of Airtricity, assembling and advising a consortium of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, 3i Infrastructure, First State Colonial and Infrastructure Funds Management on the acquisition of AWG plc, and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan on their acquisition (and subsequent disposal) of a shareholding in Northumbrian Water Group plc.
Prior to joining Evercore, Mr. Gomm was a Partner and Managing Director at Lexicon Partners, the corporate finance advisory business which was acquired by Evercore in 2011. Prior to joining Lexicon Partners in March 2004, Mr. Gomm was a Managing Director and Co-Head of the European Utilities investment banking team at Citigroup. He was previously Head of Energy & Utilities at Schroders in Hong Kong and London until 2000, when Schroders merged with Salomon Smith Barney in Europe. Before joining Schroders in 1988, he worked as a reservoir engineer in the Canadian oil industry at Suncor and Canadian Superior Oil.
He has an MBA from London Business School and a B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University in Canada.
Read is also a non-executive director of North British Windpower Limited and Legalesign Limited