Evercore continues Europe expansion

Advisory firm Evercore Partners has added an eighth member to its Europe team, one year after launching its business on the continent.

Advisory firm Evercore Partners hired Lehman Brothers’ Anthony Fry as a senior managing director in its London office. Fry is the third managing director to join the firm’s European business this year.

Anthony Fry

At Lehman, Fry was head of UK investment banking and chairman of the firm’s media group before becoming a senior advisor. During the past three years, Fry has led defences of the London Stock Exchange, and worked on corporate broking on behalf of Lloyds TSB. Before, he was European head of telecoms at Credit Suisse.

This September, Evercore added Ian Ferguson of Merrill Lynch and Edward Banks of JPMorgan Casnove to its European team.

The firm launched its Europe operations this February when it purchased London-based financial advisory and investment management firm Braveheart Financial Services Limited.

“Our long-term goal is to achieve the same market leading position in Europe, among boutique advisory and investing firms, which we have achieved in the United States,” Roger Altman, Evercore’s chairman and co-chief executive officer, said in a statement after the acquisition.

The firm also has offices in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Mexico City and Monterrey.