EY has appointed five new partners to its corporate finance wing in the UK and Ireland. Jeremy Ellis, Amit Dewan, Mauro Fiorucci, Jack Dessay and Maurice Harbison each take on the senior roles across the energy, infrastructure and TMT markets – with more than a century of expertise and experience between them.
Fraser Greenshields, EY UK&I Corporate Finance Leader, commented, “Jeremy, Amit, Mauro, Jack and Maurice bring a wealth of experience to our Corporate Finance practice and will provide much needed support to our clients at a time when many are grappling with capital agenda decisions in a challenging economic environment.”
Jeremy Ellis brings 25 years of infrastructure sector experience to EY, having spent the last decade with Investec Bank. He has advised UK and overseas investment funds and companies on transactions with enterprise values of up to £2 billion, and has led several creative transactions that have contributed to innovation in the market. In his new role, he will be responsible for M&A and equity advisory for the infrastructure sector with key areas of focus including the energy transition and digital infrastructure.
Amit Dewan will meanwhile lead EY’s Capital and Debt Advisory practice for the infrastructure sector. He brings over 25 years of sector experience to the position, having originated and executed transactions across UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He was previously at UniCredit for 15 years, and has worked across infrastructure sub-sectors, including digital fibre, rail, airports, storage, renewable energy and conventional power and will continue the expansion of EY’s debt advisory capabilities in these sectors.
Mauro Fiorucci possesses two decades of experience in M&A, advising corporate and private equity clients across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa on strategic and cross-border transactions. His key focus is advising clients on M&A and capital raisings in emerging energy transition and circularity segments underpinning the decarbonisation of transport, heavy industry and buildings. Prior to joining EY, Fiorucci was at ABN AMRO Bank where he developed a European M&A practice in the clean fuels, waste-to-value, hydrogen, and energy service sectors.
Jack Dessay has also been working for more than 20 years advising investment banks, private equity and corporate clients across the TMT sector – with experience across several technology verticals including IT and digital services, communications, digital media and software. Dessay started his career as an M&A lawyer at Freshfields and spent two years based in New York covering the TMT sector across the US for Citigroup. He will now work alongside Anna Faelten and Markus Salolainen to co-lead the EY TMT Corporate Finance team.
Maurice Harbison, finally, brings more than 20 years investment banking and corporate finance advisory experience with a particular focus on the software, FinTech and IT services sectors. He joins from investment bank Bryan Garnier, having worked on UK and international M&A, ECM and private placement transactions worth more than $40 billion – and advising blue chip corporate and mid-market private equity clients. In his new role, Harbison will work alongside Anna Faelten, Markus Salolainen and Jack Dessay with a key focus on the fintech, software and managed services sectors.
EY is one of the four largest professional services firms in the UK, with 18,900 staff across the country. The firm’s corporate finance services help clients to manage their risk-return trade-offs, to support them with better decision-making around financing and capital efficiency. This includes M&A advisory services, balance sheet optimisation, and tax strategy offerings.