Banker goes back to Maclay Murray

Maclay Murray & Spens, the top Scottish firm, has lured Alastair Wyper back from Edinburgh merchant bank Quayle Munro.

Wyper was a senior assistant at Maclay Murray when he left the firm two years ago for a career in banking at Quayle Munro. He worked on corporate financings including acquisitions and disposals, management buyouts and capital raisings.

He now rejoins the firm as a partner in the company department and will be based at Maclay Murray's Edinburgh office.

Wyper says: “Going to a merchant bank was an exercise in getting experience of something different and it was a logical step to come back.”

Magnus Swanson, head of company at Maclay Murray, says: “He was with us and went away on an adventure to be a merchant banker and now he's come back.

“He was doing corporate finance with a banking hat on rather than as a lawyer for his time away.

“He is an excellent character and we know him well and he's hopefully going to give us a commercial edge to his thinking as a corporate lawyer, which will be of great value to us.

“In terms of business judgement in a corporate role, he should add an excellent set of skills for us.”

Maclay Murray managing partner Michael Walker says: “Alastair's appointment emphasises the continuing development of the Edinburgh office.”