John Brennan joins Rothschild & Co as Head of UK Financial Institutions and Co-Head of European Financial Institutions

Rothschild & Co today announced that John Brennan has joined its Global Advisory business as Head of UK Financial Institutions and Co-Head of European Financial Institutions. He joins from Goldman Sachs and will be based in London.

Stephen Fox, who has grown our UK Financial Institutions business for the past 13 years, will become Chairman of UK Financial Institutions.

Prior to joining Rothschild & Co, Mr Brennan was a Partner in the financial institutions group in investment banking at Goldman Sachs, where he executed mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and restructuring transactions for a wide range of financial institutions across Europe and globally. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2005 as an Associate and was named Managing Director in 2011 and Partner in 2020. Mr Brennan earned an MSc in finance from University College Dublin.

Commenting on the appointment, Robert Leitão, Managing Partner of Rothschild & Co said: “John is a highly regarded financial institutions banker, and his experience and expertise will provide immense value to our clients as we continue to grow our financial institutions business. We are delighted to welcome John to the firm.”

Cyril de Mont Marin, Global Head of Financial Institutions at Rothschild & Co said: “John is an innovative dealmaker, and his proven ability to develop business-oriented solutions for clients and to create deep long-term relationships makes him a strong fit with our culture.”

John Brennan stated: “Having worked alongside Rothschild & Co throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to experience first-hand why they have a reputation for providing best-in-class advice to clients. I have long admired the firm’s culture and the quality of its people and look forward to working with the Financial Institutions team to support their clients across Europe.”

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