Barclays appoints Gauthier Le Milon as Head of M&A France

14 October 2020

Barclays Investment Bank today announces the appointment of Gauthier Le Milon as Head of M&A France, Belgium and Luxembourg. Based in Paris, he will report to Ghislain de Brondeau and Yann Krychowski, Co-heads of Banking for France, Belgium and Luxembourg and Pier Luigi Colizzi, Head of M&A for Europe.

Gauthier Le Milon graduated from HEC and Panthéon-Assas and began his career at PwC in 2003 before joining the corporate finance department of the Autorité des marchés financiers, in charge of financial transactions, including Mittal’s takeover bid for Arcelor.

He joined the Equity Capital Markets team at BNP Paribas in 2007 and in 2010 moved to the M&A team covering listed companies, advising on numerous cross-border transactions including the sale of Siemens assets to Atos, the spin-off of Dia from Carrefour, Pertamina’s takeover bid for Maurel and Prom, the cross-border merger between Stallergènes and Greer and the Bolloré share exchange offer with Havas.

In 2016, Gauthier became Managing Director of the French M&A team at BNP Paribas, leading numerous transactions on behalf of major clients, including advising Groupe Marc de Lacharrière on the Fimalac buyout, Givaudan on the acquisition of Naturex, Casino Group on the restructuring of its Latam assets and on the sale of Leader Price to Aldi.

Ghislain de Brondeau, Co-Head of Banking, France said: "We are delighted that Gauthier Le Milon is joining us to head up Barclays M&A team. Our team has continued to strengthen over the last two years to achieve our long-term plans in France.”

Yann Krychowski, Co-Head of Banking, France added: “We are very busy on a range of ongoing transactions and Gauthier’s arrival will further enhance our M&A capabilities in France, Belgium and Luxembourg.”

Pier Luigi Colizzi, Head of M&A for Europe said: "The last few weeks have been particularly active for Barclays with our involvement on some key M&A deals in Europe. The French market is very competitive, but we have a strong local presence and distinctive assets compared to other banks that can make a difference for our clients."