CIBC World Markets expands group

CIBC World Markets is strengthening its European Leveraged Finance Group with the appointment of Kim Christian Koehler as director, based in London.

Formerly a vice president at JP Chase in Frankfurt, Koehler will be responsible for supporting the coverage of the growing financial sponsor community in the UK and Western Europe. He will report to Christopher Rist, managing director and head of financial sponsor coverage and acquisition finance in the London group.

Koehler joins 50 professionals that form the European Leveraged Finance Group of CIBC World Markets.

The group’s recent major transactions include A530 million debt financing for CVC Capital Partners’ acquisition of Lenzing AG; the A950 senior debt refinancing of Lecta SA; Apax Partners’ LBO of Enterprise Solutions SA and the A235 million financing for Global Automotive Logistics’ acquisition of Compagnie Enterprise d’Affretement et de Transport from Renault.