Cathal Deasey

Cathal Deasy

Global Co-Head of Investment Banking

Cathal Deasy is Global Co-Head of Investment Banking and a member of the Group Executive Committee of Barclays, based in London. He is also a member of the Investment Bank Management Team and is Co-Chair of the Investment Banking Management Team.

Cathal co-leads and sets the strategy for the Investment Banking business across coverage, capital markets origination, and mergers & acquisitions.

With over 20 years of experience in investment banking and mergers & acquisitions, Cathal joined Barclays in 2023. Prior to that he served as Global Co-Head of Mergers & Acquisitions and Co-Head of EMEA Investment Banking and Capital Markets at Credit Suisse. He was also a member of their IBCM Management Committee. Before that Cathal held a number of investment banking roles at Deutsche Bank.

During his career, Cathal has advised companies and played key roles in transactions for, among others, Cinven, Rio Tinto, DuPont, Scout24, and Paysafe. He has deep experience advising boards and senior management teams on strategic matters such as large-scale acquisitions and mergers; portfolio reshaping including divestments and spin-offs; and public M&A including strategic share­holder engagement, defense and activism.

Cathal received a Masters in Business Studies and a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Cork, Ireland.

Cathal joined Barclays in March 2023.