Richard Finston is a specialist mergers and acquisitions execution
banker who is a Consultant to Otus.
From 1999 to 2005, Richard worked at Deutsche Bank in London, where
he was a Director in the M&A department.
He led many significant transactions at Deutsche including advising
Blackstone on the £564m take-private acquisition of NHP care homes,
advising OMV on the 1.5bn acquisition of Petrom of Romania,
advising Thales on the £104m disposal of Thales GeoSolutions and
advising Punch on the £1.1bn acquisition of Pubmaster.
He advised on a number of transactions for BP, including the
disposals of North Sea assets (£100m), and refinery and service
stations assets (£223m and £90m). He also worked on BPs $2bn
disposal of its interests in Veba Oil and Gas and the 6.5bn
acquisition of Veba from E.on. He also worked on the 5.2bn
take-private of Jefferson Smurfit by Madison Dearborn and the £709m
take-private of BPT by DBREM and Grainger.
Before joining Deutsche, Richard worked closely with Simon Read and
Andrew Boshoff as a member of the transport team at DrKW, where he
was part of the team advising Swissair on its acquisition of a stake
in SAA and advising the Polish government on privatisation of LOT
Richard joined DrKW in September 1990 and gained a broad experience
of origination and execution roles across a variety of sectors and
markets, including significant public company work comprising both
M&A and equity issuance.
Richard has a degree from the Cambridge University and was an
Oppidan scholar at Eton College.