Barclays Names Colizzi Head of European Investment Bank -- Financial News
By Paul Clarke
Of Financial News
Barclays PLC has promoted one of its top dealmakers to lead its
investment bank in continental Europe, the latest change at the
U.K. lender which is shaking up the senior ranks amid a boom time
Pier Luigi Colizzi, who is head of mergers and acquisitions for
Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Barclays, has been named head
of investment banking for continental Europe. The Italian, who
moved to his native country from London earlier this year, will
also join the bank's European executive committee.
Mr. Colizzi joined Barclays in 2012 as head of investment
banking for Italy, arriving from Citigroup Inc. where he was head
of corporate and investment banking for Italy
He was promoted to head of M&A for EMEA three years
"This appointment reflects our focus on continental Europe as we
add senior talent to the banking platform and generate synergies
with our markets, corporate banking and private bank businesses,"
said Reid Marsh, head of the EMEA investment bank at Barclays.
Mr. Colizzi's promotion follows a raft of changes at the top of
Barclays' investment banking business on Tuesday, with a number of
former Lehman Brothers dealmakers being promoted into senior
Jean-Francois 'JF' Astier and John Miller were named co-heads of
investment banking and will lead a new management team within the
division, comprised of 11 senior bankers.
Kristin Roth DeClark and Taylor Wright, previously head of
equity capital markets in the Americas, were also promoted to
global co-heads of capital markets. Travis Barnes, who was global
head of debt capital markets, has been named global head of
Barclays' financial sponsors group and sustainable and impact
Barclays ranked seventh by investment banking fees in the first
half of 2021 at $2.3 billion, according to data provider Dealogic.
In EMEA, it has moved from seventh to fifth in the revenue rankings
so far this year--the top European bank in the league tables.
The first half of 2021 has been a bumper year for investment
banking fees, with $60 billion hauled in as M&A, equity capital
markets and leveraged finance teams have all experienced huge deal
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