Former senior Goldman Sachs investment banker Gordon Dyal has hired several new hires for his investment banking boutique Dyal Co after emerging as the lead adviser to Syngenta in February on its sale to Chem China.

Reuters reports that when ChemChina announced it would buy Swiss seeds and pesticide group Syngenta for $43bn, amongst a raft of big name bank advisers, one new name stood out: Dyal Co.

At the time a one-man band, Dyal has now hired Tim Quandt, a former managing director at Goldman Sachs, and Paresh Lala, a top-ranked vice president also from Goldman Sachs, according to Reuters’ sources familiar with the matter.

Grant Curry, a former associate at UBS, and Howard Sun, a former associate at JPMorgan, have also joined the firm, the sources said.

After joining Goldman Sachs as a partner in 1998, Dyal decided to retire in March 2015, after 16 years at the company, latterly as co-chairman of the investment banking division and member of its management committee.

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