Tom Flanagan Joins Jefferies Financial Sponsors Group

Tom Flanagan has joined Jefferies as a managing director in the firm’s financial sponsors group. He previously ran the mid-market financial sponsors group for Lehman Brothers.


In a further expansion of the firm’s Global Financial Sponsors Group, Jefferies announced today the addition of Thomas E. Flanagan as a Managing Director in Investment Banking.

“Jefferies’ industry sector expertise plus our notable strengths in sellside M&A, leveraged finance and equity distribution and research make us a powerful partner to financial sponsors,” commented Benjamin D. Lorello, Global Head of Investment Banking and Capital Markets at Jefferies. “Therefore, continuing to expand our financial sponsor business with experienced bankers like Tom Flanagan represents a key area of focus for our global investment banking practice.”

Adam D. Sokoloff, Global Head of Financial Sponsors Coverage at Jefferies, added, “Tom’s extensive relationships and significant experience working with private equity funds, state-sponsored and other alternative investment funds will enable him to make an immediate and meaningful contribution to our financial sponsor business.”

Mr. Flanagan brings to Jefferies over twenty years of investment banking experience, including approximately twelve years at Lehman Brothers predominantly focused on financial sponsor coverage, ultimately as Managing Director and Head of the Middle Market Financial Sponsor Group. Prior to Lehman Brothers, he spent six years at Dillon Read & Co. where he was a coverage officer focusing on industrial companies. Mr. Flanagan received his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his AB from Lafayette College.

Jefferies, a major global securities and investment banking firm, has served companies and their investors for more than 45 years. Jefferies & Company, Inc. is the principal operating subsidiary of Jefferies Group, Inc. (NYSE: JEF: