The Valence Group Hires Ian George as Managing Director

January 22nd, 2013

The Valence Group, the world’s largest chemicals and materials investment banking boutique, has hired Ian George as Managing Director.  Ian, who will be based in the firm’s London office, brings extensive senior-level M&A experience across a range of industrial sectors, including chemicals and related sectors.

Ian’s experience as an M&A investment banker spans over 18 years and includes announced transactions worth in aggregate over $90 billion. He has held senior positions at Nomura and Bear Stearns, and most recently, with EPIC Private Equity.

Peter Hall, Partner, said: “Ian brings rich, global transaction experience acquired in Europe, North America and Asia. Having previously worked directly with him on transactions, I know first-hand the outstanding quality of his skills, insight and judgment. We are delighted to have Ian as part of our growing team. ”

Ian commented: “The Valence Group is one of the few investment banking operations with a clear strategy and vision. The combination of focus and expertise is evidenced by the firm’s emergence as the leader in chemicals and materials M&A.  I look forward to being part of such a focused and talented group of professionals and to working with the firm’s clients.”

About The Valence Group

The Valence Group is a specialist investment bank offering M&A advisory services exclusively to companies and investors in the chemicals, materials and related sectors. The Valence Group team includes a unique combination of professionals with backgrounds in investment banking, strategic consulting and senior management within the chemicals and materials industries, all focused exclusively on providing M&A advisory services to the chemicals and materials sector. The firm’s offices are located in New York, London and Shanghai.