Christopher Spink covers financial restructuring across Europe, as assistant editor for International Financing Review. He is currently focusing on the Eurozone crisis as well as regulatory developments as part of IFR’s People & Markets team. Previously he wrote about M&A for another Thomson Reuters title Acquisitions Monthly. During his 15 year career Chris has also covered AIM companies and venture capital backed businesses, as head of research and deputy editor at Growth Company Investor. He also wrote best-selling book, "How to invest when you don’t have any money", when he worked at investment website The Motley Fool.
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Rothschild, long dominant in its European stronghold, has set out plans to expand in North America to increase the revenues it makes from its core advisory franchise.
Rothschild has appointed Michael Speller as head of debt advisory, North America, a key target for expansion of the Paris-headquartered firm’s advisory services.
Rothschild has reported its highest half-year revenues for its advisory business since the financial crisis, after a strong six months in both M&A and financing advisory.