Close Brothers builds Paris team

Corporate finance house Close Brothers has added to its French team with the recruitment of Gwénaël de Sagazan, who will cover a number of advisory areas including the coverage of the financial sponsors community; and the transport and logistics sectors.

De Sagazan joins from the investment banking division of HSBC France, where he has been for fifteen years. During his time at HSBC, he focused on middle-market financial sponsors coverage, with a particular focus on the transport, logistics and retail sectors. The size of deals he advised on ranged from €75m to €1.4bn. Prior to HSBC he spent six years with Morgan Grenfell and before that he was with the oil major, Total.