EY has appointed five new Partners to its UK&I Corporate Finance team. Jeremy Ellis, Amit Dewan and Mauro Fiorucci join the Energy & Infrastructure Corporate Finance practice, while Jack Dessay and Maurice Harbison join the TMT Corporate Finance team.
Jeremy Ellis brings 25 years’ 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 £2bn and has led several creative transactions that have contributed to innovation in the market.
In his new role, Jeremy 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 lead EY’s Capital and Debt Advisory practice for the infrastructure sector. He brings over 25 years’ sector experience having originated and executed transactions across UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
He was previously at UniCredit for 15 years where he led the coverage of Infrastructure Funds internationally and was also responsible for its infrastructure and power financing business. He 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 brings over 20 years’ 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, Mauro 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 brings over 20 years’ investment banking experience, advising private equity and corporate clients across the TMT sector and has experience across several technology verticals including IT and digital services, communications, digital media and software.
He will work alongside Anna Faelten and Markus Salolainen to co-lead the EY TMT Corporate Finance team. Jack 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.
Maurice Harbison has over 20 years investment banking and corporate finance advisory experience with a particular focus on the software, fintech and IT services sectors. He has worked on over $40bn worth of UK and international M&A, ECM and private placement transactions, advising blue chip corporate and mid-market private equity clients. He joins from investment bank Bryan Garnier.
In his new role Maurice will work alongside Anna Faelten, Markus Salolainen and Jack Dessay with a key focus on the fintech, software and managed services sectors.
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.”