Captain: Frank Petitgas, Morgan Stanley
Franck Petitgas is a managing director and head of global capital markets (GCM) for Europe in Morgan Stanley.
He spearheaded the formation of the firm?s GCM group in July 2002, which integrates equity, debt, derivatives solutions and leveraged finance under one umbrella.
Before the creation of the GCM group, Petitgas was co-head of the firm?s equity capital markets activities in Europe. He consolidated and built upon the ECM franchise when he headed the team, bringing landmark deals such as Aegon?s Eu3.5bn issue, one of the largest the world?s equity markets have seen, and more recently BBVA?s Eu2bn offering in February.
On the equity-linked front, Petitgas helped to bring France Télécom?s Eu3.5bn convertible in 2001, Swiss Re?s Sfr2.2bn equity offering and $1.15bn convertible the same year, and Deutsche Telekom?s Eu2.3bn convertible in 2003.
Petitgas features in the Global ECM Dream Team and the Global ECM Orgination Dream Team. He is also a member of the European ECM Origination Dream Team, the European Equity-Linked Dream Team and the European Equity-Linked Origination Dream Team.
James Garvin, UBS
James Garvin?s full biography can be found in the Global ECM Dream Team. He also features in the Global ECM Origination Dream Team.
John Hyman, Morgan Stanley
John Hyman is head of European equity capital markets at Morgan Stanley and has worked at the firm for over a decade. During his time with the bank he has twice headed the European equity syndicate, as well as being head of the bank?s European technology group.
Hyman worked on Deutsche Telekom?s Eu2.3bn mandatory convertible offering and a Eu2.5bn convertible bond for Siemen in 2003, and the Eu1bn IPO of Eircom in 2004. In 2003 Morgan Stanley?s European ECM operation was ranked third in EMEA by Dealogic, with a market share of 10.6%.
Hyman was previously at Lehman Brothers. He also features in the European ECM Origination Dream Team.
Hubert Keller, Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank?s global head of ECM started his career at SG Warburg in 1991. After four years with the house, he joined Deutsche in 1995, and was made a managing director the following year.
At Deutsche he spent several years running the bank?s equity-linked business, participating in over 100 transactions. Munich Re?s 2003 Eu4bn October rights issue was one, while raising more than Eu16bn for French media company Vivendi Universal was also a highlight.
A Swiss national, Keller, 36, is married with three children. He lives in Oxfordshire where he is planning to start a horse breeding business, specialising in American quarter horses. He only started riding last year.
Philip Lynch, Lehman Brothers
Belgacom?s Eu3.3bn March IPO put Lehman Brothers? ECM business firmly into the front ranks of the ECM business and with it Lehman?s head of European ECM Philip Lynch. After Belgacom?s IPO, success for Lynch?s team continued in the form of the Eu3bn rights issue for German bank HVB.
Lynch also worked on the bank?s Eu809m accelerated trade in Norwegian telephone company Telenor last July, which was equal to around 100 day?s trading in the company and increased its freefloat by 60%.
Lynch has been with Lehman since 1987. He has worked in New York and Hong Kong, and was involved as an advisor to Asian governments after the 1998 financial meltdown.
Christian Meissner, Lehman Brothers
Christian Meissner left the European equity capital markets last year to pursue an investment banking career with Lehman Brothers, as co-head of the bank?s German and Austrian investment banking business. Meissner joined Lehman from Goldman Sachs, where he was co-head of ECM alongside Matthew Westerman.
Meissner started his market career in 1990 as a FIG analyst at Morgan Stanley in New York. He returned to Europe in 1992, working in Deutsche Bank?s Frankfurt operation, but left after one year to join Goldman Sachs? burgeoning German equity business.
At Goldman, Meissner worked on the 1996 IPO of Deutsche Telekom and in the late 1990s he became a TMT specialist working on the IPO of T-Online.
Viswas Raghavan, JP Morgan
Raghavan has worked on some of the largest IPOs in the European market including the $467m IPO of STMicroelectronics in 1994.
Raghavan started his career at Lehman Brothers in 1990, devising trading strategies. When he left in 2000 he was head of European and Asian equity-linked capital markets. This year he was made head of European ECM at JP Morgan. In part that was recognition of the contribution his team had played in 2003, joint-lead managing the Eu5bn exchangeable from KfW in July.
Raghavan is captain of the European Equity-Linked Dream Team and a member of the Global Equity-Linked Dream Team and the European Equity-Linked Origination Dream Team.
James Renwick, UBS
James Renwick is UBS?s head of UK equity capital markets and chairman of corporate broking. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1986, before joining the corporate broking business of SG Warburg in 1990.
In 1997 he moved into the bank?s ECM business as head of the UK ECM operation.
Renwick was appointed co-head of European ECM in 2000, and has led all the major transactions for the Swiss bank?s UK clients, including issues for Diageo, Kingfisher, RBS and Vodafone.
Renwick, 43, has played first class rugby for Australian super 12 team ACT Brumbies, and is a keen rugby fan.
He is married with three children.
Lucinda Riches, UBS
Lucinda Riches has worked on some of the largest European privatisations of the last 10 years for a variety of European governments.
After starting her banking career at Chase Manhattan in 1984, she moved to SG Warburg in 1986, before her appointment as head of US ECM in 1992. In 1994 she returned to the bank?s European business, and in 1985 was made head of European ECM. Since then she has worked on some of the largest European IPOs, including Belgacom, Statoil and Swisscom, using her US experience to execute European cross-border transactions.
Riches is captain of the Global ECM Dream Team and features in the Global ECM Origination Dream Team.
Paul van Issum, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein
Paul van Issum started his career at UBS Luxembourg in 1992, transferring in 1994 to UBS corporate finance in London before joining the bank?s equity syndicate in 1995.
After joining the syndicate desk, van Issum was seconded to the bank?s Frankfurt office. He worked on the IPOs of German sportswear manufacturer Adidas and chemicals firm Merck, before returning to London in 1996.
Van Issum worked on the Eu10.1bn privatisation of Deutsche Telekom in 1996 and Eu720m IPO of Portugal Telecom in 1995. This year his syndicate desk has done placements for Heidelberger Druck, Linde and Amadeus.
Van Issum, 34, is married with three children.
Matthew Westerman, Goldman Sachs
Matthew Westerman?s biography can be found in the Global ECM Dream Team. Westerman also features in the Global ECM Origination Dream Team and the European ECM Origination Dream Team.