Ex-UBS infra banker to join Credit Agricole

09 December 2019 - 12:00 am UTC

Ex-UBS infrastructure specialist Jean-Philippe Favre will join Credit Agricole next month in a senior investment banking role covering a variety of sectors, a source close to the situation said.

He will take the role of head of sectors for Global Investment Banking (GIB) at Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (CACIB), replacing Stephane Publie after he left the position to take on another job at the bank, the source said.

In contrast with his role at UBS, where he was head of the bank’s EMEA power, utilities and infrastructure group, Favre’s new job will involve overseeing investment banking teams active in all sectors covered by GIB. He will be based in Paris.

Favre spent six years at UBS in London after joining from Nomura, according to his LinkedIn profile. His departure from the Swiss bank was reported by sister title SparkSpread in October.

CACIB’s GIB arm provides M&A advisory and structured financial services in sectors including infrastructure, TMT and oil and gas. Major infrastructure deals it has advised on recently include the sale of a 30% stake in the UK Intercity Express Programme to a group of infrastructure funds by Hitachi last year.

Deals UBS advised on during Favre’s time there included IFM’s acquisition of the DCT Gdansk Container Port in Poland.

Credit Agricole, Favre and Publie did not respond to requests for comment

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