Rothschild Adds New Automotive Managing Director – Private Equity …

Rothschild & Co has added Colin Cropper to its advisory business as a managing director. Mr. Cropper joins from RBC Capital Markets and he will be based in New York.

At Rothschild, Mr. Cropper will be active with mergers, acquisitions and capital raises, with a focus on the automotive sector, including automotive suppliers and OEMs, and companies operating in the various subsectors of the automotive aftermarket. Mr. Cropper will report to Lee LeBrun, Head of M&A and Industrials, North America, and will work closely with Vikas Sehgal, Global Head of Automotive in London.

“Adding Colin’s automotive sector expertise demonstrates our continued commitment to strengthening our industrials group in North America. He is an experienced advisor across M&A and capital raising who will provide the firm and our clients with specialized knowledge of the auto industry,” said Jimmy Neissa, the head of Rothschild & Co North America. “Colin will bolster our automotive franchise in North America and globally, and we welcome him to the firm.”

Prior to joining Rothschild, Mr. Cropper was a managing director at RBC Capital Markets, where he headed the firm’s investment banking automotive franchise. From 2009 to 2016, he was the Americas head of the automotive franchise at Nomura Securities. Earlier in his career, he was with American Capital and Lehman Brothers. Mr. Cropper has his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young and his MBA from UCLA.

“I am excited to join Rothschild & Co during a period of impressive expansion for the firm, including growth within the Industrials group, which has a leading automotive franchise in Europe that the firm has extended to North America,” said Mr. Cropper. “During these uncertain economic times, clients are seeking differentiated advice more than ever and I look forward to working closely with Jimmy, Lee, Vikas and the rest of the firm to continue to grow the client base in the region.”

Rothschild & Co is a multinational investment bank and financial services company and the flagship of the Rothschild banking group controlled by the French and British branches of the Rothschild family. The firm is active in investment banking, restructuring, corporate banking, private equity, asset management, and private banking. Rothschild & Co was founded in 1810 and is headquartered in Paris with additional offices in 40 countries worldwide.

Private Equity Professional | June 24, 2020

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