Global Investment Banking & Private Markets Practice.

About Us

Global Investment Banking & Private Markets Practice.

The Omerta Group’s Investment Banking and Private Markets Practice has been a cornerstone of firm’s offering for over a decade.

Our structure allows the team to serve its Investment Banking and Investing clients deploying private investing strategies from one integrated group based out of London. From here we serve clients who operate, invest and are based in the UK, Continental Europe and the Middle East. We partner closely with colleagues in New York and Hong Kong to give our clients full access to talent in all the major financial centres. 

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Over the past decade the practice has predominantly focused on senior and middle-level hires, as well as important experienced Associate-level hires where they form part of a broader project. 

When partnering with us our clients can expect to engage with experienced advisors and enjoy first-class execution. We assemble diverse and multi-functional teams for each assignment who are conversant across their respective areas of expertise in investment banking and private investing. We feel strongly that this fosters a deeper understanding of the broader eco-system which is important to navigating each segment of the market and asset classes we operate in.

Clients.

Advisory Boutiques | Family Offices | Investment Banks | Private Equity Funds | Private Credit Funds | Pension Funds | Real Assets Funds | Sovereign Wealth Funds 

Investment Banking | Advisory.

Country Coverage | Financial & Strategic Investors | Mergers & Acquisitions | Restructuring Advisory | Sector Coverage

Investment Banking | Financing.

Alternative Capital Solutions | Derivatives | Emerging Markets | ECM | IG Capital Markets & Liability Management | Leveraged Finance Capital Markets | Real Assets Finance | Structured Finance | Syndication

Private Markets Investing | Equity.

Growth Equity | Leverage Buyout | Venture Capital | Sovereign Wealth Funds | Family Offices

Private Markets Investing | Credit.

Asset & NPL Investing | Distressed Debt | Opportunistic Investing | Private Credit

Private Markets Investing | Real Assets.

Alternative Energy | Infrastructure Equity & Debt | Real Estate Equity & Debt | Sovereign Wealth Funds | Pension Funds

Private Markets Investing | Functions.

Asset Management | Capital Markets | Capital Raising | ESG | Investing

Our Reach

Coverage.

Our Track Record

Recent Completed Assignments.

Managing Director, Global Head of Leveraged & Acquisition Finance.

Global Investment Bank | London

Chief Investment Officer, Special Situations Investing.

Sovereign Wealth Fund | Middle East

Managing Director, Head of Private Credit.

Global Private Markets Investor | Paris

Partner, Technology Venture Capital Investing.

Global Venture Capital Investor | London

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Vice President & Associate, Infrastructure & Senior Associate, Real Estate Investing.

Global Private Markets Investor | London

Managing Director, Head of Restructuring EMEA.

US Investment Bank | London

Director & Vice President, Asset Investing.

US Private Equity Investor | London

Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure Principal Investing EMEA.

Global Private Markets Investor | London

Managing Director, Private Credit UK & Managing Director, Private Credit DACH.

Alternative Asset Manager | London & Frankfurt

Managing Director, Head of Consumer & Retail Advisory EMEA.

US Investment Bank | London

Our People

Practice Team.

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Capucine joined The Omerta Group in 2021 as an Associate,...

Capucine Santambrogio

Associate

Charlie is a senior member of our Global Banking and...

Charlie Steel

Vice President

Chris is a Managing Director at The Omerta Group and...

Chris Harrison

Managing Director

Dan joined The Omerta Group in 2019 and leads the...

Daniel Rosado

Vice President

Franky is a member of The Omerta Group’s Global Banking...

Franky Gordon-Saker

Vice President

Guy is jointly responsible for The Omerta Group’s Fixed Income...

Guy Blench

Director

Hendrik joined The Omerta Group in 2021 as a Senior...

Hendrik Kroon

Senior Associate

Jack is a Managing Director at The Omerta Group and...

Jack Simkin

Managing Director

Jon, based in the New York office, is part of...

Jon Friedman

Managing Director

Michael is Head of Americas, leading The Omerta Group’s regional...

Michael Stover

Managing Director, Head of the Americas

Tilly joined The Omerta Group in 2020 as a Senior...

Tilly Burles

Senior Associate

Capucine Santambrogio

Position: Associate
Email: Capucine.Santambrogio@omerta-group.com
Categories: Investment Banking & Private Markets
Location: London

Capucine joined The Omerta Group in 2021 as an Associate, based in London. She is part of the Investment Banking and Private Markets Investing practice, supporting the team across all products and asset classes.​​​​​​​
 
Capucine read History and Italian at the University of Exeter.

Charlie Steel

Position: Vice President
Email: Charlie.Steel@omerta-group.com
Categories: Investment Banking & Private Markets
Location: London

Charlie is a senior member of our Global Banking and Private Markets Investing practice​​​​​​​, based in London.
 
Charlie joined The Omerta Group in 2015 and has been extremely active in senior level search mandates with our key investment banking clients across Mergers & Acquisitions, Leveraged Finance & Equity Capital Markets. Charlie also plays a key role with private investors, ranging from the permanent pools of capital such as sovereign wealth funds, through to leveraged buyout funds, mid-cap funds as well as venture and growth funds, across all industries.
 
Charlie joined The Omerta Group from one of the largest, global, executive search firms where he was a senior member of the Investment Banking and Private Equity practice. Charlie started his career at a boutique, professional services focused, executive search firm.
 
Charlie read Maths, Economics & Politics at Eton College.

Chris Harrison

Position: Managing Director
Email: Chris.Harrison@omerta-group.com
Categories: Investment Banking & Private Markets
Location: London

Chris is a Managing Director at The Omerta Group and leads our Investment Banking (advisory and capital raising) and Private Markets Investing practice in the EMEA region.
 
This includes all private equity strategies, real assets, private credit, special situations and real estate.
Day-to-day Chris has two major areas of focus: advising our hedge fund and private equity clients across global credit and private investing. In this capacity, Chris has conducted numerous mid and senior level assignments, predominantly placing investment professionals specialising in corporate distressed, non-performing loans and opportunistic real estate, mezzanine debt investments, specialty and direct lending, public credit and leveraged loans.
 
In addition, Chris also advises our banking clients across investment grade and sub-investment grade debt capital markets, structured and leveraged finance and restructuring. On the sell-side, Chris has completed a wide range of senior searches in leveraged finance, investment grade syndicate and debt capital markets origination across a wide range of issuers and geographies, securitisation, capital structuring, liability management and derivatives marketing.
 
Chris read Engineering and Business Studies at Warwick University.

Daniel Rosado

Position: Vice President
Email: Daniel.Rosado@omerta-group.com
Categories: Asset Management, Fixed Income & Foreign Exchange, Hedge Funds, Investment Banking & Private Markets
Location: New York

Dan joined The Omerta Group in 2019 and leads the Research function, where he supports all firm practice teams for the U.S. operations. He also actively recruits for searches where additional resources are needed. Dan is based in New York.
 
Prior to joining The Omerta Group, Dan held senior Research positions with a number of global retained search firms, where he most recently served as the Head of Research for the Americas at a major global executive search firm.
 
Throughout his career, Dan has developed expertise around several areas within Financial Services including Fixed Income, Equities, Foreign Exchange, Investment Banking, Asset Management, Private Equity, Fin Tech, Cash Management/Transaction Banking, and Risk Management, among others. Beyond Financial Services, Dan also has a successful track record and extensive exposure to search assignments for clients in the Payments, Software, Networking, AI and Real Estate spaces.
 
Dan attended Pennsylvania State University for his undergraduate degree.

Franky Gordon-Saker

Position: Vice President
Email: Franky.Gordon-Saker@omerta-group.com
Categories: Investment Banking & Private Markets
Location: London

Franky is a member of The Omerta Group’s Global Banking and Private Markets Investing practice in London, working with clients across the EMEA region.
 
She joined the firm in 2016, initially to assist in strengthening The Omerta Group’s presence within Infrastructure and Real Assets. She now works with our banking and private markets investing clients on searches across Financing | Capital Markets, Capital Raising, Real Assets and Credit Investing.
 
Prior to joining The Omerta Group, Franky worked at a small London based search firm where she led their Infrastructure Finance practice, focusing predominantly in Infrastructure & Project Finance but also covering other related areas including Natural Resources, Aviation, Shipping and Trade Finance. Her clients were predominantly European and Asian banks operating in London and she was responsible for placing candidates in mid to senior level roles.
 
Franky is a member of 100 Women in Finance, Level 20 and the Women’s Infrastructure Network and has assisted in organising a number of events with them.​​​​​​​
 
Franky read French and Russian at University College London.

Guy Blench

Position: Director
Email: Guy.Blench@omerta-group.com
Categories: Investment Banking & Private Markets
Location: London

Guy is jointly responsible for The Omerta Group’s Fixed Income Financing Practice alongside Chris Harrison, and a key member of the Emerging Markets Practice, based in London.
 
Guy joined The Omerta Group in 2010 and has over 17 years’ of experience in executive search, primarily focused on our banking clients within EMEA. His specific expertise is across EMEA Debt Capital Markets activities including Investment Grade Origination, Syndicate, Capital Structuring & associated product groups as well as Structured Finance. He has a deep specialism across Private Side Fixed Income and Equity Derivatives Marketing and Solutions groups.
 
Within the Emerging Markets practice he works closely with The Omerta Group’s global offices and has been highly active across Illiquid EM trading, origination and syndicate searches.
 
He previously ran the Fixed Income Sales and Structuring Practice at a prominent executive search firm for 6 years. Prior to this, Guy was instrumental in building two financial services boutiques in London, focusing on Fixed Income Derivatives Trading and Sales. ​​​​​​​
 
Guy read Political Science & Philosophy at Birmingham University.

Hendrik Kroon

Position: Senior Associate
Email: hendrik.kroon@omerta-group.com
Categories: Investment Banking & Private Markets
Location: London

Hendrik joined The Omerta Group in 2021 as a Senior Associate, based in London. He is part of the Investment Banking and Private Markets Investing practice, supporting the Partners and Consultants on all aspects of search execution.
 
Prior to joining The Omerta Group Hendrik was a Researcher at a boutique executive search firm where he focused on Energy & Commodities. He started his career at a large international recruitment firm focused on finance and accounting within the Investment Management sector.
 
Hendrik read Classics at King’s College, London.

Jack Simkin

Position: Managing Director
Email: Jack.Simkin@omerta-group.com
Categories: Investment Banking & Private Markets
Location: London

Jack is a Managing Director at The Omerta Group and operates within the firm’s Investment Banking & Private Markets Investing practice, based in London.
 
Since joining in 2009, Jack has helped to develop numerous global relationships on behalf of the firm, across both leading investment banks, as well as, private and public investing firms.
 
His expertise includes advising clients on mid to senior level mandates for; investment banks, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, private equity, infrastructure and real estate funds, as well as family offices, holding companies and commodity trading houses.
 
Jack’s portfolio of work has enabled him to develop an extensive network and a deep understanding of the competitive landscape within the areas he focuses on. This has allowed him to complete a substantial number of complex mandates on behalf of our clients across the EMEA region, the Americas, and more recently Asia.
 
Recent successful mandates which Jack has led include the build of a sovereign wealth fund across asset classes and geographies, the development of a number of nascent and growing private investing funds and family offices, as well as, a number of Managing Director and leadership hires for the firm’s investment banking clients.

Jon Friedman

Position: Managing Director
Email: Jon.Friedman@omerta-group.com
Categories: Asset Management, Commodities, Fixed Income & Foreign Exchange, Hedge Funds, Investment Banking & Private Markets, Systematic Markets
Location: New York

Jon, based in the New York office, is part of the firm’s Global Asset Management leadership team, focused on identifying, assessing and hiring senior talent across both, traditional and alternative asset managers. His core expertise stretches across senior leaders, portfolio managers, research analysts, sales & distribution, IR, quantitative professionals and risk managers.
 
Jon has established and managed relationships with buy side firms for over 20 years, including extensive experience with fundamental credit and equities; event-driven, special situations and distressed; emerging markets; structured corporate and mortgage credit; macro; and quantitative strategies. Jon has also run and executed numerous sell side searches, primarily in corresponding asset classes/markets.
 
In addition to establishing and building the asset management practice at two previous search firms he worked with, Jon has been part of the senior leadership teams, helping to set and execute firm and/or team strategy, including hiring, training and managing team members.
 
Prior to search Jon traded derivatives. He studied finance and Asia at the University of Pennsylvania.

Michael Stover

Position: Managing Director, Head of the Americas
Email: Michael.Stover@omerta-group.com
Categories: Asset Management, Corporate Functions, Digital Assets, Fixed Income & Foreign Exchange, Hedge Funds, Investment Banking & Private Markets, Systematic Markets
Location: New York

Michael is Head of Americas, leading The Omerta Group’s regional client relationships, strategic development and senior search mandates across Global Markets, Global Systematic Markets, Investment Banking and Asset Management, based in New York.
 
Michael has had significant global front-office recruiting experience, with his career spanning 20 years working at a strategic level as a talent acquisition leader in the U.S., EMEA and Asia markets. His coverage has included; Global Securities (Equities, Fixed Income & Research), Capital Markets, Investment Banking, Asset Management, International Banking, Transaction Banking, Wealth Management and Shared Services senior recruitment.
 
Prior to joining Omerta, Michael was a Managing Director at a boutique executive search firm focused on the global financial services industry, where he was responsible for the origination of new business development and execution of searches across global markets and asset management.
 
Michael’s career has also included senior talent acquisition roles at Citadel, UBS, Credit Suisse, Standard Chartered Bank and Wachovia/Wells Fargo.

Tilly Burles

Position: Senior Associate
Email: Matilda.burles@omerta-group.com
Categories: Investment Banking & Private Markets
Location: London

Tilly joined The Omerta Group in 2020 as a Senior Associate, based in London. She is part of the Investment Banking and Private Markets Investing practice, supporting the Partners and Consultants on all aspects of search execution.
 
Prior to joining The Omerta Group Tilly was an Associate at a boutique executive search firm where she focussed on Fixed Income.
 
Tilly graduated from Oxford Media & Business School with Distinction Honours.