The Firm's Expansion in Europe Continues in 2011

January 11, 2011

Harris Williams & Co. Ltd is pleased to announce that Julien Darmon has joined the firm as a Managing Director in London. Mr. Darmon has considerable experience executing deals in both Europe and the U.S. including numerous cross-border assignments for corporations and leading private equity groups.

Prior to joining Harris Williams & Co., Mr. Darmon worked in the investment banking group of Robert W. Baird both in the U.K. and the U.S., advising middle market clients on a variety of assignments including public and private divestments, mergers and acquisitions, fairness opinions, capital raising and strategic advisory. During his time at Baird, Mr. Darmon spent three years working in the Chicago office where in addition to leading transactions for U.S. clients, he helped coordinate the firm's transatlantic business efforts between the U.S. and Europe. Mr. Darmon's extensive experience spans multiple sectors including diversified industrials, industrial technology, and consumer products.

"Julien is a tremendous addition to the firm," said Chris Williams, co-founder of Harris Williams & Co. "He brings the right experience, skill and relationships to help continue to build the Harris Williams & Co. platform in Europe."

The firm's European advisory practice is based out of London and led by Thierry Monjauze. Harris Williams & Co. anticipates increased global M&A activity throughout 2011 and will be hiring additional professionals as the firm continues its expansion.

"We are thrilled to have Julien join our London office. He has strong experience across a broad range of industries and deep relationships across Europe and the U.S. that will be tremendously valuable to our clients," said Thierry Monjauze, managing director and head of Harris Williams & Co.'s European advisory practice. "Since we launched our London office last December, we've experienced positive momentum and have won numerous high quality mandates. With Julien on board, we expect to see our deal flow continue to increase."