People - Richard Finston

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 BP’s $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 Polish Airlines.
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.

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