Freeman & Co has established Freeman & Co. International LLP1 and appointed James Hatchley as managing director and chief operating officer Europe. Hatchley will be based in new offices in London.
Freeman & Co. has for many years served its global clients from its New York head office and its satellite office in Paris.
Freeman & Co. has extensive transaction experience and knowledge in a range of sectors within the financial services universe including alternative and traditional asset managers, broker/dealers, trading and execution firms, specialty finance companies, investment banks, retail and regional banks, insurers and financial services processors. A high proportion of Freeman & Co’s business is transatlantic or multi-jurisdictional in nature.
Hatchley has over 14 years investment banking and consulting experience and has advised a wide range of global financial services companies on M&A transactions and strategic development. He has considerable experience in cross border transactions involving European and US based multi-national companies and was previously at Greenhill & Co. covering the European Financial Services Sector. Before Greenhill, he was a director of J. Henry Schroder & Co. and was one of the founder members of Schroders’ successful European Financial Institutions Group. He is a qualified chartered accountant.