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Private Merchant Banking

Nigel Spray

Nigel Spray

Managing Director Principal Investments & Advisory
Nigel Spray
Robert Auerbach

Robert Auerbach

Head of Origination, Private Merchant Banking
Robert Auerbach
Nigel Spray

Nigel Spray

Managing Director Principal Investments & Advisory

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 3207 7149
Location: London

Nigel Spray joined Kleinwort Benson at the beginning of 2011 as Managing Director of the Principal Investments and Advisory team.

Prior to rejoining Kleinwort Benson, Nigel founded Frontiers Capital in 2001 where he was managing partner. Frontiers Capital was a principal investor in and adviser to high growth businesses in the telecommunications and consumer sectors. Frontiers Capital invested in some 20 companies and all were exited through trade sales or listings.

Prior to establishing Frontiers, Nigel was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse, jointly running its European Consumer Group. His clients included Carrefour, Carphone Warehouse, Castorama and Tesco. He acted on a range of transactions including listings and M&A. Prior to Credit Suisse, Nigel was a Managing Director of Dresdner Kleinwort Benson where he ran the corporate finance department in Paris for four years and also headed its Consumer Group in Europe.

Nigel qualified as a corporate lawyer at Cameron Mckenna. He has a BA in Law from Bristol University.

Robert Auerbach

Robert Auerbach

Head of Origination, Private Merchant Banking

Robert joined Kleinwort Benson as Head of Origination for the Private Merchant Banking team in September 2016 from WH Ireland where he was Head of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A). He has over 20 years’ experience of mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions and specialises in advising entrepreneurs on disposals and capital raisings and has strong relationships with both private equity houses and trade acquirers.  He previously worked for NM Rothschild for over ten years advising on transactions in excess of $10 billion.  He holds an MBA from INSEAD and a BA from Bristol University.