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Barclays appoints Ryan Voegeli as Head of Investment Banking for Canada

With 20 years of Investment Banking experience, Mr. Voegeli brings to Barclays deep client relationships and industry knowledge that will further strengthen the existing Canada platform, and extensively complement the broader Americas and Global Corporate and Investment Banking businesses

Barclays today announces the appointment of Ryan Voegeli as Head of Investment Banking for Canada. Mr. Voegeli will be based in Toronto.

Mr. Voegeli has twenty years of investment banking experience, and joins Barclays from CIBC Capital Markets where he was Head of Global Diversified Industries Investment Banking. In this role he led a highly successful team spanning Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Chicago and San Francisco. Prior to joining CIBC in 2011, Mr. Voegeli was Head of Canadian Telecom, Media & Technology Investment Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Throughout his career, Mr. Voegeli has performed key roles in a vast number of landmark transactions, including advising the Special Committee of Shaw Communications in connection with its $26bn sale to Rogers Communications, and advising Shaw Communications on its $1.6bn acquisition of Wind Mobile. He advised George Weston Limited in connection with its sale of Weston Foods, and Loblaw in connection with its $845mm acquisition of Lifemark Health Group, as well as on the $460mm IPO of Choice Properties out of Loblaw. Mr. Voegeli also advised TELUS on its $2.9bn acquisition of Lifeworks, and GFL on its $5.125bn recapitalization led by BC Partners and OTPP. He also has extensive experience in Initial Public Offerings, having advised as Joint Bookrunner on the $1.4bn IPO of TELUS International, Joint Bookrunner on the US$531mm IPO of Ceridian, Joint Bookrunner on the $460 million IPO of Aritzia, and Joint Bookrunner on the $380mm IPO of Hudson’s Bay Company.

“Ryan’s extensive industry relationships, combined with his proven leadership capabilities, will be of enormous value to our clients and colleagues,” said Geoffrey Belsher, Chairman and Country Chief Executive Officer for Canada. “With this outstanding addition to our platform, the whole team looks forward to even better serving our clients, and making increased inroads into key business areas such as cross-border M&A, equity financing, and high-yield financing.”

“We are deeply committed to Canada and the Canadian markets, and we look forward to working together with our clients to further build on our shared successes,” added Taylor Wright, Global Co-Head of Investment Banking. “Under Ryan’s leadership the team will continue to drive best in class outcomes for our clients, both within Canada and for our broader Americas and Global Investment Banking businesses.”

Barclays has served clients in Canada for close to a century, is the leading non-Canadian bank in the country, and is consistently ranked in the top five banks in Canada for overall market share. The Barclays Canada team delivers Investment Banking, Global Markets, and Global Research coverage, providing clients in Canada with seamless access to Barclays’ global network, and extensive in-country opportunities for international clients.

About Barclays

Barclays is a British universal bank. We are diversified by business, by different types of customer and client, and geography. Our businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by our service company which provides technology, operations, and functional services across the Group. For further information about Barclays, please visit our website

About Barclays Corporate and Investment Bank

Barclays Corporate and Investment Bank is comprised of the Investment Banking, International Corporate Banking, Global Markets and Research businesses. It provides money managers, financial institutions, governments, supranational organisations and corporate clients with services and advice for their funding, financing, strategic and risk management needs. For further information about Barclays Corporate and Investment Bank, please visit our website


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