Captain: Tim Bunting, Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs recruited Tim Bunting to its investment banking division in 1989. Before joining the firm he spent five years in management consultancy at LEK Partnership.
He joined the equity capital markets group in 1994, and was appointed head of equity capital markets, Europe, six years later. He was also made a partner that year.
In 2002, he became joint head of global equity capital markets. When the European financing group was set up 18 months ago, Bunting was appointed head as an additional responsibility.
Bunting has led many of Goldman Sachs? largest offerings. Among those TeleDanmark, Polygram, BskyB ? Orange and British Telecom stand out.
He has also led numerous teams in deals where Goldman Sachs has advised shareholders in equity offerings. Highlights include KPN/Dutch government, PowerGen/UK government and Statoil/Norwegian government.
Bunting attended Cambridge University, and received his MA in 1984. He is married with three children.
As well as being nominated dream team leader for global ECM origination, Bunting is also a member of the Global ECM Bankers Dream Team.
James Garvin, UBS
James Garvin?s full biography can be found in the Global ECM Dream Team. He also features in the European ECM Dream Team.
Russell Julius, HSBC
Russell Julius? biography can be found in the Global ECM Dream Team.
Michael Lavelle, Citigroup
Michael Lavelle started his banking career at Morgan Stanley in 1991 as a graduate trainee.
In 1993 he moved to Kleinwort Benson, later becoming co-head of its equity syndicate.
He left Kleinwort in 1996 to join Salomon Smith Barney as head of equity syndicate. With the departure of John St John, SSB?s head of European ECM in 1999, Lavelle took over as head of the business at the age of 28, having been appointed as a managing director the previous year.
Lavelle, 34, has worked on big transactions for KPN and on the privatisation of National Power.
He is is also captain of the European ECM Origination Dream Team.
Crispin Osborn, Credit Suisse First Boston
As co-head of the European media and telecommunications group in CSFB?s investment banking division, London-based Crispin Osborne has been at the centre of many of the most notable IPOs and secondary offerings in recent years.
He has focused on the TMT sector for most of the 14 years he has been at CSFB, working on KPN?s rights offer, a trio of OTE deals, Orange?s IPO and exchangeable, Swisscom?s IPO and Telefonica Moviles? IPO.
His formidable roll call of deals also includes Matav I and II, Cesky Telecom, Mobistar, Deutsche Telekom?s IPO, MTS, Telecom Malaysia and Freeserve. Before joining CSFB, Osborne worked at Hambros Bank.
Franck Petitgas, Morgan Stanley
Franck Petitgas? biography can be found in the Global ECM Dream Team. He also features in the European ECM Dream Team, of which he is captain, the European Equity-Linked Dream team, and the European Equity-Linked Origination Dream Team.
Lucinda Riches, UBS
Lucinda Riches has worked on some of the largest European privatisations of the last 10 years, originating and leading mandates from the Norwegian, Portuguese, Swiss and UK 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 1995 was made head of European ECM. Since then she has worked on some of the largest European IPOs, including those of Belgacom, Statoil and Swisscom.
Riche, 42, is married with three children, and enjoys skiing and sailing.
She also features in the Global ECM Dream Team.
Jean-Manuel Richier, Goldman Sachs
Paris-based Jean-Manuel Richier is responsible for Goldman Sachs? financing activities in France and Belgium.
He joined the firm in 1998 as co-head of debt capital markets for France and switched to ECM in March 2000 to head the France and Belgium team.
Richier highlights France Télécom?s rights issue in 2003, which raised Eu15bn and was the largest equity offering in France, as among his most memorable deals ? not least because it was Goldman?s first ECM issue for the company.
He also picks out Goldman?s Belgacom IPO earlier this year ? it was the largest IPO for three years and is still trading above its issue price despite falling markets.
Bruno Teman, SG CIB
Bruno Teman, 38, joined SG in 1996 after working for the French treasury for five years. He is now a managing director in the bank?s French origination team.
While at the treasury, Teman worked as a privatisation advisor to the ministry of industry, working on the privatisations of Aérospatiale, Air France and Thomson Multimedia.
Since joining SG he has worked on some of the largest IPOs of the past 10 years, including the Eu11bn IPO of Orange in 2001. Teman also helped introduce the accelerated privatisation offering to the French market via the bank?s offering of Thomson stock.
He is married with two children, and enjoys karting in his spare time.
Colin West, UBS
Colin West started his working life in the corporate finance department of BP, and moved into banking in 1987 when he joined UBS.
West first worked in investment banking, before transferring to head the bank?s Asian corporate finance business.
After a stint as head of Asian M&A, he moved to lead the bank?s Asian ECM business in 2000.
His deals include the first ever IPO for a subway operator, with the 2000 S$350m IPO for Singapore MRT. That was followed by the $1.5bn IPO of Hong Kong subway operator MTR.
Since returning to Europe in September 2003, West has worked on the Eu3.3bn IPO of Belgacom.
Matthew Westerman, Goldman Sachs
Matthew Westerman?s biography can be found in the Global ECM Dream Team. Westerman also features in the European ECM Dream Team and the European ECM Origination Dream Team.