April 1st, 2016
The Valence Group, the world’s largest chemicals and materials investment banking boutique, has hired Matthew Page as Director. Matthew, who will be based in the firm’s New York office, brings extensive senior-level M&A experience across multiple sub-sectors of the chemical industry in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Matthew has over 15 years of chemicals investment banking experience and >$50 billion worth of announced transactions as an M&A investment banker, including most recently at Evercore, and earlier at Lazard and Morgan Stanley. He also holds a Masters’ degree in Chemistry from the University of Exeter, England.
Peter Hall, Partner, said: “We are excited to have Matthew become the latest senior level addition to our growing global team. Our clients will benefit from the combination of his geographically diverse client base, transactional track record in both commodities and specialties, and deep knowledge of the chemicals industry.”
Matthew commented: “I am very pleased with the opportunity to join The Valence Group and help further accelerate its already impressive growth. Industry-focused investment banking firms are clearly gaining market share from the more generalist bulge bracket firms. As the only truly global chemicals and materials investment banking firm, The Valence Group is positioned to offer its clients a level of insight and transaction expertise not otherwise available in the marketplace. I look forward to working with the Valence team to leverage my experience and technical skills for the benefit of 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 and strategic consulting 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 and London.