Guy Carpenter announced that Andrew Beecroft and Paul Rayner have been appointed as Managing Directors of GC Securities,* effective January 7, 2013.
Mr. Beecroft and Mr. Rayner will be based in London. Mr. Beecroft will head the Mergers & Acquisitions team and they will both report to Des Potter, Head of GC Securities for Europe, Middle East & Africa.
Prior to joining GC Securities, Mr. Beecroft and Mr. Rayner were senior members of Aon Benfield Securities Ltd. They are both qualified Chartered Accountants with significant corporate finance and insurance industry knowledge and experience.
Commenting on the appointments, David Priebe, Vice Chairman of Guy Carpenter & Company, said: “We are delighted that Andrew and Paul have joined Guy Carpenter. They both have proven track records in working closely with clients and investors to plan, structure and execute merger & acquisition and capital raising transactions. They will be a valuable addition to the GC Securities team and enhance the firm’s ability to assist our clients with their growth plans and become their most trusted strategic advisor.”
Des Potter, added: “I am really pleased that Andrew and Paul have each agreed to join us at Guy Carpenter to build a market leading financial advisory business for the benefit of our clients. They are both talented individuals with valuable recent transaction experience and a combination of technical competence and specialist insurance industry knowledge that rarely exists in corporate finance.”
*Securities or investments, as applicable, are offered in the United States through GC Securities, a division of MMC Securities Corp., a US registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC. Main Office: 1166 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036. Phone: (212) 345-5000. Securities or investments, as applicable, are offered in the European Union by GC Securities, a division of MMC Securities (Europe) Ltd., which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Reinsurance products are placed through qualified affiliates of Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC. MMC Securities Corp., MMC Securities (Europe) Ltd. and Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC are affiliates owned by Marsh & McLennan Companies. This communication is not intended as an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy any security, financial instrument, reinsurance or insurance product. **GC Analytics is a registered mark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.