After completing its acquisition of Lexicon Partners, Evercore Partners has announced changes to its Hong Kong team. Stephen CuUnjieng, Evercore’s senior managing director based in Hong Kong, will become Chairman of Evercore Asia Limited. Marcus Thompson, Lexicon Partners’ managing director based in Hong Kong, will become Chief Operating Officer of Evercore Asia Limited. Before joining Evercore Partners, CuUnjieng was vice chairman-ASEAN at Macquarie, and a managing director at Merrill Lynch. Thompson joined Lexicon Partners in London in 2004 as a partner and opened Lexicon’s Hong Kong office in 2007.
Evercore Partners Inc. (NYSE: EVR) announced today that upon completion of Evercore’s acquisition of Lexicon Partners, Stephen CuUnjieng, Evercore’s Senior Managing Director based in Hong Kong, will become Chairman of Evercore Asia Limited and Marcus Thompson, Lexicon Partners’ Managing Director based in Hong Kong, will become Chief Operating Officer of Evercore Asia Limited. Lexicon Partners is a leading independent investment banking advisory firm with operations in Hong Kong since 2007, and the Securities and Futures Commission licensed Evercore Asia Limited, a Hong Kong company in 2011. Before joining Evercore Partners, Stephen was Vice Chairman-ASEAN at Macquarie and Managing Director at Merrill Lynch and Director at Salomon Brothers. Marcus joined Lexicon Partners in London in 2004 as a partner and opened Lexicon’s Hong Kong office in 2007.
Prior to joining Lexicon, Marcus worked at Salomon Brothers (re-branded Citigroup) in London and New York. The acquisition of Lexicon Partners, including its Hong Kong operations, is subject to the approval of the Securities and Futures Commission and other regulatory approvals and is expected to complete in the Third Quarter of 2011.
About Evercore Partners
Evercore Partners is a leading independent investment banking advisory firm. Evercore’s Investment Banking business advises its clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, financings, public offerings, private placements and other strategic transactions and also provides institutional investors with high quality research, sales and trading execution that is free of the conflicts created by proprietary activities; Evercore’s investment management business comprises wealth management, institutional asset management and private equity investing. Evercore serves a diverse set of clients around the world from its offices in New York, Boston, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C., London, Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico, and Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil. More information about Evercore can be found on the Company’s website at www.evercore.com.
About Lexicon Partners
Lexicon Partners is an independent corporate finance advisory firm headquartered in London, with offices in New York, Hong Kong and Aberdeen. The business is wholly owned by its partners. Lexicon provides independent, objective and discreet corporate finance advice covering public and private mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt capital raising and other advisory services, focusing on the financial services, utilities, infrastructure and energy sectors.