ABN AMRO boosts team

ABN AMRO has added two new professionals to its European leveraged finance operation. Tom Swift joins from Bank of Scotland, where he was an associate director in acquisition finance since 1998. He reports to Jacco Brouwer, head of UK leveraged finance. Jean Dado has been appointed to the European Leveraged Syndications team, reporting to the head of the team, Albert van Welderen Rengers. He joins from CSFB/DLJ, where he was an associate in DLJ’s leveraged finance syndications team.

In addition to these appointments, Dideir Simmons has been promoted to senior vice president within the European leveraged finance business in the Netherlands. He reports to Wout Germ, head of Benelux leveraged finance activities.

Nirukt Sapru, global head of leveraged finance and emerging markets at ABN AMRO, said: “I am very pleased with Tom and Jean’s hiring, which continue to strengthen our European activities. Didier Simons’ promotion reflects his strong contribution to the superb performance of the Benelux business.”