Christopher Gammons, currently a managing director at Citi’s financial entrepreneurs group, the private equity banking arm of Citi, is taking over as its head for Asia. He replaces Chris Laskowski, who will move to Chicago and will continue to be a part of Citi’s private equity banking group.
Based in Hong Kong, Gammons has covered the Asian debt and private equity capital markets for 13 years and has been involved in structuring and arranging leveraged finance for transactions in that time. He joined Citi in 2007.
Prior to Citi, Gammons was the head of the debt products group in global banking of Deutsche Bank in Hong Kong, where he was responsible for high yield fixed income and syndicated leverage finance. Before that, he worked for JPMorgan and Merrill Lynch in the Asian debt capital market groups. He began his investment banking career in 1994 at Chemicals bank in New York.
The financial entrepreneurs group, besides arranging of financing for private equity transactions, also assists portfolio companies with their exit strategies such as IPOs and sale mandates.