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George Osborne, who has been holding a variety of highly-ranked jobs at the Evening Standard, the Northern Powerhouse Partnership or Blackrock, will join in April as a partner at Robey Warshaw to become a full-time M&A banker.

As mentioned on the FT,   «The addition of Mr Osborne marks the first-time the firm has extended its partnership beyond its three founding members, Sir Simon Robey, Simon Warshaw and Philip Apostolides.  Mr Osborne said: “Robey Warshaw is the best of the best, advising great businesses on how to grow, and I’m proud to be joining this first-rate team” ».

Mr Osborne is expected to help with the bank’s existing clients, including British gas owner Centrica, Vodafone or BP. Robey Warshaw said: “We believe that George will significantly enhance the advice we give to clients. He brings differentiated experience and expertise to our team from his leading roles in global finance over the past decade.” 

George Osborne served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2010 to 2016 in the Cameron government. A member of the Conservative Party, he was Member of Parliament (MP) for Tatton from 2001 to 2017. He has been editor-in-chief of the London Evening Standard since 2020, as well as a one-day-a-week advisor to asset manager BlackRock since 2017. 

Robey Warshaw is a boutique investment bank based in London. Founded in 2013 by Sir Simon Robey, Philip Apostolides, and Simon Warshaw and with less than 20 employees, it has advised on large corporate M&A operations such as the merger of AB InBev and SABMiller in 2015, or the takeover bid of Sky UK by Comcast.