Jonathan Bayer Joins Sagent Advisors

Jonathan Bayer has joined Sagent Advisors as general counsel and chief compliance officer. He previously was with Willis Group as chief counsel for the firm’s capital markets and advisory unit.


Sagent Advisors (“Sagent”), an independent M&A advisory firm, today announced that Jonathan Bayer has joined the company as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Mr. Bayer brings more than a decade of legal and transactional experience to Sagent, having served as legal counsel at a number of financial institutions, investment banks and corporate law firms throughout his career. He will be based in the company’s New York office.

“Jonathan is an excellent addition to our expanding team of talented professionals committed to providing clients with high-quality, independent advice,” said Hal Ritch, Chief Executive Officer of Sagent Advisors. “Jonathan’s extensive legal experience, particularly in M&A, capital markets, private equity and other corporate transactions, will enhance Sagent’s ability to serve our clients in an evolving, and increasingly complex, corporate landscape.”

Mr. Bayer joins Sagent from global insurance broker Willis Group where he served as Chief Counsel for the company’s Capital Markets and Advisory Division since 2009. Prior to joining Willis Group, he worked at Lehman Brothers Inc. as counsel to the Investment Banking division, advising on capital markets, M&A, leveraged finance, private equity and other transactions. He served the same role at Barclays Capital after it acquired Lehman Brothers’ North American operations. Mr. Bayer also worked in private practice at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Mr. Bayer received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.


Sagent Advisors Inc. is an independent, privately owned investment bank that provides its clients with financial advisory services and strategic alternative capital markets solutions. The firm serves a broad client base through its offices in New York, Chicago, Charlotte and San Francisco. For more information about the firm please visit