Jefferies Expands Global M&A Group

Jefferies has announced the addition of Abid Rizvi, who joins as a Managing Director in the Global Mergers & Acquisitions Group, focused on the Consumer Sector.

Mr. Rizvi will be based in the firm’s New York office

“Across all our major industry sectors, we are focused on hiring senior M&A bankers with extensive client relationships and strong origination skills,” said Benjamin D. Lorello, Global Head of Investment Banking and Capital Markets. “Abid brings these capabilities to Jefferies in the Consumer Sector and will be very important to increasing our M&A business with clients in this industry.”

“We are pleased to welcome Abid to our Global Mergers and Acquisitions Group,” commented John Huwiler, Global Head of Mergers and Acquisitions at Jefferies. “His relationships with a broad range of consumer product companies and his deep knowledge of the consumer market will significantly expand our M&A presence in this sector.”

“Abid’s advisory experience with both corporate and sponsor clients in the consumer products sector represents an important addition to our advisory capabilities for consumer companies,” added Jim Walsh, Global Head of Consumer Investment Banking at Jefferies.

Mr. Rizvi brings to Jefferies more than 15 years of investment banking experience, and joins the firm from Sagent Advisors, where he was a Managing Director and headed the Consumer Products Group. Previously, he spent nine years at Merrill Lynch, most recently as a Managing Director in the Consumer Products Investment Banking Group. Mr. Rizvi received his MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and his BS from MIT.

Jefferies, a global securities and investment banking firm, has served companies and their investors for more than 48 years. Jefferies & Company, Inc. is the principal operating subsidiary of Jefferies Group, Inc. (NYSE: JEF:

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