Dominic Hughes has been advising companies on raising capital since 1994 and has IPO’d companies from Beirut to London and most markets in between.
Starting as a front-line equity salesman, he has gone on to build equity advisory businesses for institutions including Flemings, Dresdner Kleinwort and, most recently, Berenberg. He has been a serial builder of top-rated teams in both distribution and advisory businesses.
He has advised clients in a wide variety of sectors and situations, ranging from banks to bar owners and from IPO to complex cross-border public M&A. His specialist areas of knowledge and experience include the preparation and execution of IPO transactions, the conduct of public M&A transactions, and the use of Augmented Intelligence in investment research and performance monitoring. He has been working as an independent advisor since 2013, initially at STJ Advisors, the leading IPO-only specialist, and currently at Merlin Partners, a boutique merchant banking business based in London.