John Wilkes

Oil & Gas, Middle East

John has completed over 100 corporate assignments with a combined value exceeding £12.5 billion in his 23 years of corporate finance experience across Equity Capital Markets, M&A, Capital Raising for Funds and Private Equity advisory work. He has worked across all sectors of the market but has particular knowledge of Oil & Gas/Natural Resources, Financial Services and the Leisure Sector. He has worked as an AIM Nominated Adviser (“Nomad”) or NA2 experienced in IPO and secondary share issue work. He also has extensive experience of M&A, Private Equity, Equity linked debt issues and Restructuring work.

For 15 years, John worked for HSBC Investment Bank which had acquired Samuel Montagu. As a Director at HSBC Investment Bank, he was responsible for generating cross border business between an international network of investment banking and equity capital markets offices. He worked on many acquisition and company disposal mandates, introduced Barrick to the London Stock Exchange and set up the Private Equity/Financial Sponsor desk.

After HSBC he became a Director of British Linen Advisers where he was part of the Buy Out/Buy In from Bank of Scotland and then a Partner at Nabarro Wells. Nabarro Wells was noted for its Oil & Gas and Natural Resource work and John was responsible for many of the larger clients.

John is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Oxford University graduate.