Wade will report to Xavier Moreels, Managing Director, Head of Technology, Media and Telecoms Investment Banking. He has 15 years’ experience within the European telecoms market, advising on all areas of the telecoms sector. He will be based in the Company’s London office and will help grow the successful European Technology, Media and Telecoms Investment Banking franchise.
Moreels commented: 'Building on our successful Technology Investment Banking platform, I am thrilled to add strong investment banking capabilities dedicated to the telecoms sector. Ian will be a tremendous asset to servicing the needs of our clients as we continue our expansion in Europe in sub sectors where we also have industry expertise in the United States'.
Wade started his banking career at CIBC World Markets in 1996 and joined ING’s Telecom Investment Banking team in 2006. At ING, Wade ran the Telecom Corporate Finance team. He has developed a unique set of corporate clients globally, including acting for Telenor, KPN, Canal Digitaal, Zayo, Polkomtel, Shere, Protelindo, GTS, Netia and many of Europe’s most established Private Equity firms.
'We are delighted that Ian has decided to join our Firm. As a highly respected and experienced practitioner, Ian will immeasurably strengthen our presence in the European markets. We are very proud of our success in building a business based on deep, long-term relationships with our clients', said Max Lami, Chief Executive Officer of Oppenheimer Europe.