Rothschild today announced that Matthew Sperling has joined the firm as a Managing Director and Head of Equity Advisory for North America to further the global expansion of Rothchild's equity advisory practice.
In this role, Mr. Sperling will head the North American equity advisory practice, which provides independent advice to issuers and their shareholders on the execution of IPOs and other offerings of equity and equity-linked securities.
Eventually, this is expected to lead to further hiring. As Mark semer, of Kekst and Company, which issued the release, told eFinancialCareers that "there is an intention to grow the North American business." There currently are about 40 employees in Rothchild's Equity Advisory business globally.
Mr. Sperling, who was hired away from Jefferies, has lead-managed more than $25 billion of equity and equity-linked transactions during his more than 16 years in capital markets and investment banking. Before being Managing Director in the equity capital markets group of Jefferies, Sperling held senior positions in the US equity capital market operations of UBS and Credit Suisse in New York.
Since 2009, Rothschild has advised on 112 equity offerings globally, worth more than $200 billion. Rothschild is a 200-year-old family owned and controlled worldwide financial firm doing business in global financial advisory, merchant banking, wealth management and Institutional asset management.