Hawkpoint senior appointment in France

06 January 2005

Hawkpoint Partners Limited is delighted to announce the appointment of Michel Payan as a Managing Director of the firm. He will be responsible for managing Hawkpoint’s business in France and will work closely with fellow Managing Director, Nadim Barouki.

For the last 10 years Michel Payan has headed up Clinvest, the corporate finance arm of Crédit Lyonnais, where he built up a team of some 50 professionals. Principal clients of Michel included Lagardere, Vivendi Universal, Vinci, Casino, EADS and Socpresse.

Paul Baines, Managing Partner of Hawkpoint, saidL “'It is a measure of our commitment to the French and broader European markets and the overall growth of our business that Hawkpoint has been able to attract an individual of the calibre of Michel Payan. We are confident that his arrival will strengthen our corporate and private equity advisory business in France”.'

Michel Payan said: '“I am delighted to be joining the rapidly growing business of Hawkpoint. Its strong ethos and capability to provide conflict free advice distinguishes it from its competitors. Hawkpoint has already made great strides towards establishing a unique position in the French corporate advisory market”.'

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