Greg Swenson brings 25 years of capital markets experience on Wall Street to Brigg Macadam. He spent over a decade at Lehman Brothers. At HSBC he was Head of North American Middle Market Sales in Global Banking and Markets. Most recently he was President of Agincourt Ltd, a fixed income specialist investment bank based in Bermuda. He holds a BSc in Accounting from Boston College and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management of Northwestern University. He is a frequent guest commentator on BBC and Sky News.
Tim Murray has advised clients extensively across the emerging markets, especially in Africa. He headed international telecoms investment banking teams at BZW, Schroders and Société Générale, executing a large number of IPOs and M&A transactions all around the world. He was CEO, and later Chairman, of Libertas, an AIM nomad and broker specialising in energy and high growth markets. He founded Macadam, the predecessor to Brigg Macadam, in 2003. He holds an MA (Cantab) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cambridge and an MBA (with distinction) from INSEAD in France. He is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.
Tim Meyrick has deep and extensive experience as a principal in M&A transactions. He was CEO of Prospective Group plc, an LSE-listed marketing services group, growing the business chiefly through some two dozen acquisitions. He led Oakley Group’s acquisition of over twenty manufacturing companies in five years, driving its growth into a £500 million revenue business. He served as a consultant to private equity firm Charterhouse, managing numerous acquisition and integration projects for them in the US. For the last decade he has been acting as a principal investor. He holds a BA in History from the University College London.
Paul Dufays has completed numerous financings and M&A transactions in the energy industry over the last 20 years. He was Director of Oil & Gas Corporate Finance at Standard Chartered Bank, and has worked on energy projects in Nigeria, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Angola, Uganda, Egypt, Yemen, Israel, Russia, Ecuador, Greece, Thailand, Norway, the Netherlands and the UK. He has also worked in the oil industry as General Manager, Corporate Finance at Amni International Petroleum Development Company and Group Corporate Finance Manager at Energean Oil & Gas. Paul holds a BA in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie Law School in Canada.
Brett Clark is based in Australia and heads Brigg Macadam’s activities in the Asian capital markets. He has over 25 years’ experience in the mining and energy sectors in funding, operations and advisory, with Rio Tinto Iron Ore, WMC Resources Limited, Iron Ore Company of Canada, and subsequently with Ernst and Young, Tethyan Copper Company Pty Ltd, Barrick Gold and Antofagasta PLC, Oakajee Port and Rail, Mitsubishi Development and Murchison Metals. He has also worked as an investment banker in the US and Asian capital markets, encompassing middle markets and structured debt, equity and mezzanine transactions. He holds a BEng from Curtin University in Western Australia and a Graduate Diploma of Business Management and Finance from Deakin University in Victoria.
Lou Sampanis has 25 years of experience in the international capital markets where he has advised corporates and financial institutions with respect to capital raising. Working from Bank of America’s New York and London offices he assisted European issuers with accessing the private and public US debt markets.
Subsequently he led a London-based team at Deutsche Bank that worked directly with European issuers and US institutional investors to arrange privately placed
long-term bond transactions. Most recently he has specialised in financing for emerging markets companies and investments in corporate international litigation claims. He has a BSc in Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from The Wharton School.
Robert Millbourn has over fifty years of banking experience. After training in France with Comptoir National D’Escompte de Paris (now BNP Paribas) and in London with M. Samuel (later Hill Samuel), he spent seven years as a director of international trade finance house Tozer, Kemsley and Millbourn in Hamburg and London. He spent five years as CEO of sports marketing firm West Nally Inc in New York. For nearly two decades he was a principal and director of Robert Fraser, in family office placing and as head of corporate finance. For the past two decades he has been a retained consultant to a number of investment banking firms in London, including J.O. Hambro Magan, ABN Amro and Capital Plus Partners.
Michal Parkitny is a seasoned emerging markets debt capital markets specialist. He spent over 15 years at JPMorgan and Standard Bank running the Central and Eastern European debt team and Emerging Markets High Yield DCM, respectively, assisting a wide range of corporate, institutional and sovereign borrowers. Most recently he was an adviser in primary origination at Exotix, a frontier markets debt brokerage, and CFO of UNIMOT SA, a distributor and trader in energy and downstream petroleum products listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. He holds an MA in Economics from the Warsaw School of Economics.
Thilo Hoffmann has more than fifteen years’ experience as a senior corporate adviser within the life sciences, clean technology, renewable energy and related industries. His focus has been on fundraising and guiding public and private companies through corporate transactions. He worked for several banks and corporate finance firms including WestLB, Landsbanki, Libertas and EGR Broking. He holds a BSc in Biochemistry and Biophysics from Oregon State University, spent some years in cancer research at the Terry Fox Laboratories in Vancouver, Canada and received an MBA in Finance and Management from Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College.
Vanessa Ndakengerwa has worked at Brigg Macadam for two years helping clients in frontier markets. She has lived in more than ten countries including Rwanda, Tanzania, South Africa, Belgium and Ireland. She is fluent in English, French and Kinyarwanda. She has been a volunteer for the London Metropolitan Police for the past four years. She holds a BSc in Economics from SOAS University London.