London: Atlas Merchant Capital LLC (“AMC”) is pleased to announce that Tom King has joined as an Operating Partner. Tom served as CEO of Investment Banking at Barclays and Chairman of the Investment Banking Executive Committee. He was also a member of the Barclays Group Executive Committee which oversees all of the Barclays plc businesses. Tom began his career at Salomon Brothers, which was later acquired by Citigroup. During his tenure at Citi, he held several senior roles, including Global Head of Mergers and Acquisitions and Head of Investment Banking for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Bob Diamond said, “We are very fortunate to have Tom join our team of Operating Partners and bring his considerable skills to Atlas. Throughout his career at Barclays and Citi he has built great financial services businesses. Tom will be an important person for driving performance at our portfolio companies, and particularly in Europe where he spent a considerable part of his career.”
Tom King said, “I look forward to working with my former colleague Bob Diamond and his founding partner David Schamis, and the entire Atlas team. While I will be focused on adding value across the portfolio, I see distinct advantages in Europe where financial services has been under invested in and there are great businesses which we can bring both our financial and operating focus to bear.”
Tom is serving on the Board of Panmure Gordon and as an advisor to Kepler Chevreux, working closely with the Atlas team and the CEOs of the two companies, Ian Axe and Laurent Quirin respectively, to implement their strategies.Download as PDF