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London-based asset management firm BLM partners has appointed Jeffrey Iverson as its general counsel.
Iverson joins the firm in this newly created role from Nomura International, where he was an executive director in the M&A advisory and merchant banking legal department.
He said: “I’m pleased to be joining such an entrepreneurial firm, which has a unique investment approach and an unrivalled level of skills and expertise within the partnership. BLM Partners is well positioned to capitalise on the opportunities arising from the current European marketplace.”
Iverson’s role will include responsibility for all legal and compliance matters and working with the founding partners to continue to develop BLM’s investment offering and deliver its strategy.
Gary Long, president and chief operating officer of BLM Partners, said: “[Jeffrey’s] legal and regulatory knowledge, as well as extensive experience within the financial services sector, will be a significant asset to the firm as it continues to grow and invest in European mid-cap companies.”
At Nomura International Iverson advised on the integration of certain businesses acquired from Lehman Brothers as well as providing legal and regulatory advice to the European and Middle East M&A and merchant banking groups.
Prior to that he was an executive director at Lehman Brothers International from 2004-08 and previously an associate at Weil Gotshal & Manges and Cooley Godward.