Jonathan Tyler Joins Close Brothers

Jonathan Tyler has joined Close Brothers Corporate Finance, as a London-based managing director in charge of the firm’s chemicals practice. He previously was with Houlihan Lokey.

Close Brothers Corporate Finance (“CBCF”), one of Europe’s leading independent corporate finance advisers, has appointed Jonathan Tyler as a new Managing Director to head its chemical sector team, based in London.

Jonathan joins CBCF from Houlihan Lokey, where for the past two and a half years he has originated and executed major financial restructuring transactions in the chemicals sector, together with M&A and related advisory processes. Restructuring situations he has advised on include LyondellBasell, one of the world’s largest polymers, petrochemicals and fuels companies; INEOS, the world’s third largest chemicals company, and the UK’s largest private company; and Chemtura, the global specialty chemicals company.

Jonathan has focused on the chemicals sector for well over a decade. Previously he was Head of the Chemical Research Team at Goldman Sachs, where he was a top three individually ranked analyst in investor surveys. Prior to that he spent four years at Bear Stearns where he was Head of Global Chemical Sector Sell-side Research Team. Throughout these roles he has worked on many of the largest IPO’s in the European chemical sector.

Jonathan is the thirteenth senior hire CBCF has made in the last year and part of CBCF’s commitment to the continuous development of its leading European restructuring and debt advisory practice. This is also the first senior hire CBCF has made since becoming part of Daiwa Securities SMBC Europe, confirming its commitment to invest in CBCF’s continued expansion.

Commenting on Jonathan Tyler’s appointment, Stephen Aulsebrook, Chief Executive of Close Brothers Corporate Finance, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Jonathan to the team. We expect a surge of distressed situations in the chemicals sector and the combination of Jonathan’s extensive experience advising Europe’s leading chemical companies and our European restructuring and debt advisory practice means Close Brothers Corporate Finance is ideally positioned to advise companies and their stakeholders in these complex, multi-jurisdictional situations.”