Jefferies confident of HG future despite Tullow, GSK
Bankers at Jefferies International expect to lose a small number of UK corporate brokerships as the firm’s acquisition this week of Hoare Govett from Royal Bank of Scotland beds down. But the longer term outlook for the broker is positive, they say, as mid-caps could find themselves less well served by bulge bracket firms.
One FTSE 100 client has already made a change, although bankers at the firm were quick to point out that the timing of the announcement was coincidental. Tullow Oil announced just one day after the Jefferies deal that it had dropped Hoare Govett and Bank of America Merrill
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