Credit Suisse has appointed Ronan Agnew as head of Financial Sponsors Coverage in Asia Pacific.
Agnew will relocate from Credit Suisse’s London office to Hong Kong.
Agnew was previously co-head of the European Financial Sponsors Group, based in London since 2005. He has spent the majority of his career assisting private equity firms, both in the US and Europe, with their investment activities. He has played a leading role on a number of landmark transactions and has extensive cross-border experience, having recently closed deals in countries including the US, Spain, Germany, Sweden, France, Holland, Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom.
Agnew will report to Paul Raphael, head of Investment Banking in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan), and Harold Bogle, global head of Financial Sponsors Coverage at Credit Suisse.
“Ronan’s extensive transaction experience and international outlook will be most valuable to our clients in the region, who are increasingly active in some of the industry’s defining transactions,” says Raphael.
“The evolution of the private equity market in Asia is in many ways similar to that of Europe. I am pleased that a senior banker like Ronan is leading the business to support private equity clients in the region,” adds Bogle.
Agnew joined Credit Suisse in November 2000 after the bank’s merger with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, where he had been a senior member of the European leveraged finance/financial sponsors coverage group.