Cantor Fitzgerald Europe names consumer and retail director

Global financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald Europe has hired Eric Bourguignon as director of consumer and retail in the firm’s corporate finance team. Previously, Bourguignon worked at HSBC Investment Bank where he served as senior vice president on the retail coverage team.


NEW YORK and LONDON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Cantor Fitzgerald Europe (“CFE”), a leading global financial services firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric Bourguignon as Director of Consumer & Retail in the firm’s expanding Corporate Finance team. Mr. Bourguignon will focus on M&A and Equity Capital Markets opportunities in the retail and luxury goods sector.

Gordon Neilly, interim Co-Chief Executive Officer of CFE, commented, “I am delighted that Eric is joining CFE’s corporate finance team. Eric is a highly-experienced retail practitioner and brings a strong track record of deal origination and execution to a core sector for CFE. Eric’s appointment is a clear demonstration of both our commitment to the Retail sector and our ability to attract the industry’s top banking talent to complement our existing array of services and support the growing needs of our clients.”

“We see an opportunity in Europe to gain market share by making strategic senior hires and enhancing our service offering across the equity and debt capital markets, M&A, corporate finance, research and advisory. We have an increasingly attractive full-service offering and a strong leadership team in place to add value to clients and the firm,” said Shawn Matthews, Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.

Commenting on his new role, Mr. Bourguignon said, “I’m excited to be coming on board and look forward to contributing to the expansion of CFE’s corporate finance business and building a market-leading Consumer & Retail practice alongside Gordon and the team.”

Mr. Bourguignon joins CFE from HSBC Investment Bank where he served as Senior Vice President on the Retail coverage team, advising both private equity and corporate clients on a broad range of transactions. He began his career as a strategy consultant at Gemini Consulting in Paris. Mr. Bourguignon holds a MBA from the London Business School, and a Master’s Degree in International Business from EDHEC Business School in France.

Headquartered in London, Cantor Fitzgerald Europe is an integrated mid-market investment bank offering clients corporate finance and corporate broking services, together with institutional cash equities, fixed income, equity derivatives and foreign exchange products. CFE advises more than 70 corporate clients and makes markets in over 700 companies and investment trusts. CFE is 100% owned by US-based Cantor Fitzgerald.

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