Peter Thickett spent the first seven years of his career with Barclays Bank International, focusing on cross-border lending. For the past 25 years, he has worked in Corporate Finance/Mergers and Acquisitions, spending 13 years with S G Warburg, where he was a Director, and three years at Wasserstein Perella, where he was a Managing Director. He subsequently headed Barclays Capital’s M&A activities and since 2002 has been active in M&A in German-speaking countries for Ermgassen and Hawkpoint. Peter has led transactions in a wide range of corporate finance transactions across most sectors (including TMT, industrial, chemicals, utilities) in the UK, Europe and Japan, and has spent many years resident in Germany and Japan for Barclays and Warburgs respectively. He has also advised numerous companies on their early-stage development as well as on IPOs and fund-raisings. Peter speaks French, German and Japanese. He has an MA from Cambridge University and an MBA from INSEAD.