Alka Bali rejoins former Close Brothers colleagues to head Lincoln International’s UK Consumer sector team
Lincoln International, the independent mid-market investment bank, has appointed Alka Bali to head its UK Consumer sector team.
Ms Bali’s appointment takes Lincoln International’s London office to 16 professionals covering the Industrial, Aerospace and Defence, Business Services and Consumer sectors as part of a global mid-market firm with nine offices across the United States, Europe and Asia.
Ms Bali spent over 17 years at Close Brothers where, as a Managing Director, she headed up its leisure and retail advisory practice, advising clients such as Carluccio’s, Majestic Wine, Cannons Health Clubs, Austin Reed and Early Learning Centre. Before Close Brothers, she worked for Standard Chartered Bank both in India and London. She read mathematics and then completed an MBA at the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.
In joining Lincoln International, Ms Bali is reunited with former Close Brothers colleagues Darren Redmayne, Mark Barrow and Robert Satow.
Commenting on her appointment, Darren Redmayne, Managing Director of Lincoln International’s London office said: “Against a challenging market backdrop, our business grew and gained market share during 2009 and we have continued to expand our team with high-calibre appointments such as Alka."
Mark Barrow added: "Alka is an exceptionally talented banker and a great complement to our firm, bringing her fantastic expertise in the consumer sector as well as a wealth of deal experience. We are delighted to be working with her again.”
About Lincoln International
Lincoln International specializes in merger and acquisition advisory services, private capital raising, U.K. pensions advisory services and providing restructuring advice, fairness opinions and valuations for leading organizations involved in mid-market transactions. With offices in Chicago, Frankfurt, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, New York, Paris, Tokyo and Vienna, and strategic partnerships with China Everbright in China and ICICI Securities, Inc. in India, Lincoln International has strong local knowledge and contacts in the key global economies. The organization provides clients with senior-level attention, in-depth industry expertise, and integrated resources. By being focused and independent, Lincoln International serves its clients without conflicts of interest. More information about Lincoln International can be obtained at www.lincolninternational.com.
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