Kershaw joins DrKW

Michael Kershaw will join Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein’s European investment banking business as head of financial sponsors in June. The role is a new one for Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and he will report to the co-heads of the sector groups, Manjit Boual and Robert Pruzan.

Kershaw will focus on the delivery of M&A advice to the private equity and the financial sponsor community across various industry sectors. He will work closely with colleagues in ECM and Global Debt Origination in order to provide the full range of Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein’s products including high yield, acquisition finance, hedging and equity raising.

Kershaw joins Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein from UBS Warburg where he was most recently managing director of the Financial Sponsors Group for Europe.

Manjit Boual said: “This is an exciting hire for us and recognises the growing importance of the financial sponsor community in the M&A and financing arena and our commitment to this constituency. Michael’s substantial experience will be an asset to DrKW.”