“We are all soloists working as a consort pulling in the same direction.”

Andrew Carwood, The Cardinall’s Musick

Partners

Paul Zisman

Paul co-founded Europa Partners in 2000. He spent the largest part of his career prior to Europa Partners in TMT M&A at SBC Warburg (now UBS). After UBS he was a Board Director at the specialist media bank Guinness Mahon. He has advised on M&A transactions of all sizes including the very largest and most technically demanding.

Neil Benedict

Neil is based in New York. He was formerly a Partner and Managing Director at Salomon Brothers, where he was Head of International Capital Markets, and a Partner and Managing Director at Dillon, Read in New York and Tokyo. He is a member of the International Media Council of the Paley Center in New York and a non-executive director of Qatar Investment Fund plc.

Paul Marshall

Paul is Chief Financial Officer and a senior member of the transactions execution team. He has been Chief Financial Officer of UBS Capital, GMT Communications Partners and Lion Capital. He started his career as an accountant at Ernst & Young.

SERGE DESPRAT

A French-born "Transatlantic European", Serge is based in Prague. He has been a corporate financier at SG Warburg, EBRD, Edmond de Rothschild and PwC, where he was co-founder and Lead Senior Advisor to their Global Fund Advisory Platform. He specialises in global fund advisory and placement.

Specialist Advisors

Paul Bosson

Software

Paul has been a serial CFO of private equity backed tech businesses including Access Group, Masternaut and Sophis. He is now plural with a portfolio of interests.

Mark Bostock

Transport Infrastructure

Mark led Arup’s economic and planning consultancy. He specialises in large-scale infrastructure projects such as in the rail and aviation industries.

Rupert Darwall

Transport Economics

Rupert is a transport and climate change economist. He has been an advisor to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and major transport and infrastructure companies.

Nick Forster

Exhibitions

Nick was Commercial Director at Reed Exhibitions and a member of the three man team that built RX to be the industry leader worldwide. He continues to sit on exhibition company boards and advise in the sector.

Richard Hall

Marketing Services

Richard has been FMCG brand manager, advertising agent CEO and chairman of marketing services companies. He is now a bestselling author of business books and a business coach.

CHARLES LLEWELLYN

Professional Services

Charles was London General Manager at Chemical Bank and Country Manager UK and Nordic at Alexander Proudfoot. He is now London Chairman at Vistage International.

David Lowen

Broadcasting

David has been Director General of EuroNews and ITV Director of Network Programme Development. He now runs a broadcasting consultancy and chairs Leeds Beckett University.

MASSIMO MARINELLI

Media & Internet

Massimo was at UBS for sixteen years, latterly as a Managing Director in it’s TMT team (the top ranked in Europe) where he headed EMEA Media and Internet investment banking. He was awarded TMT Sector Adviser of the Year by Acquisitions Monthly in four successive years.

JOHN RANELAGH

Broadcasting

John has been a television start up expert in Continental Europe and in recent years a member of the leaderships of the leading commercial TV stations in Denmark and Norway.

Alan Rosling

India

Alan has been an advisor to the British Prime Minister, Executive Director at Tata Sons and Chairman of Jardine Matheson, India. He now assists clients in developing and implement winning strategies in India.

AMEET SHAH

Technology & Communications

Ameet has been Strategy Director at BT Group, Director of Strategic Business Development at Ericsson and Partner in charge of the London Telecommunications and High Technology Strategy Practice at Accenture.

NICHOLAS WAPSHOTT

Publishing

Nicholas is a journalist and author of many books. In the US he has been an editor of Newsweek and a founding editor of the Daily Beast. In the UK editor of the Saturday edition of The Times.