Managing Director - Head of EMEA @ Claire joined Ion Pacific in 2015 as Head of EMEA, and is based in London. Prior to joining Ion Pacific, in 2012 Claire established her own advisory and consultancy business, Vita nel Lusso, which provided strategic advice to small and medium sized companies seeking capital or geographic expansion. While at
Managing Director - Head of EMEA @ Claire joined Ion Pacific in 2015 as Head of EMEA, and is based in London. Prior to joining Ion Pacific, in 2012 Claire established her own advisory and consultancy business, Vita nel Lusso, which provided strategic advice to small and medium sized companies seeking capital or geographic expansion. While at Vita nel Lusso Claire advised clients in the consumer & retail, oil & gas, real estate and healthcare sectors.
Prior to that, Claire spent six years as an investment banker with Lehman Brothers, advising financial institutions on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and private placements. During this period, Claire was part of the team that advised The London Stock Exchange on five defences against hostile approaches, as well as the team that advised Santander on the £3.6bn sale of the life insurance businesses of Abbey to Resolution plc. Claire also spent two years with Rothschild between 2008 and 2011, where she advised the Irish Government on the €50bn recapitalisation of it banking sector. This included the largest ever rights issue in Irish corporate history for Bank of Ireland in 2010. From June 2015 to Present (7 months) London, United KingdomCEO & Founder @ Vita nel Lusso is a global private client advisory service, providing innovative solutions for discerning individuals.
Chief Executive Officer & Founder Claire Hoey spent a decade as an investment banker with Lehman Brothers and Rothschild, most notably advising The London Stock Exchange on five defences against hostile takeovers, and the Irish Government on a EUR 50bn recapitalisation of its banking sector in 2009 and 2010.
Chief Operating Officer Niamh Cooney spent eight years in the charitable sector, specifically HNW fundraising and start-up development and management. Niamh spent six years developing Special Events and Partnerships with HNW individuals and corporate partners at Cancer Research UK, before moving to work alongside Goldie Hawn to develop and run the UK arm of The Hawn Foundation.
Vita nel Lusso matches capital with investment opportunities across sectors. To date, we have facilitated investments and capital raising in retail and luxury brands, property (commercial and residential), oil and gas, renewable and cleantech resources as well as healthcare.
Capitalising on the unique blend of experience of the team, Vita nel Lusso connects socially motivated investors with opportunities (global and domestic) that are driven by consistent returns and underpinned by a social impact philosophy.
Vita nel Lusso works in collaboration with a global network of influential and independent partners, enabling us to source and develop a wide range of opportunities in line with the objectives of our clients.
Whatever the investment, our clients are at the heart of Vita nel Lusso. Our objective is to build client relationships, the hallmarks of which are longevity and trust. From July 2012 to June 2015 (3 years) London, United KingdomVice President @ FIG M&A Investment Banking From March 2011 to March 2013 (2 years 1 month) Vice President @ Financial Institutions M&A, most notably advising the Irish Government on the EUR 50bn recapitalisation of the Irish banking sector From October 2008 to December 2010 (2 years 3 months) London, United KingdomAssociate @ Financial Institutions M&A, advising clients on defences against hostile takeovers,acquisitions, disposals, mergers and strategic reviews. Clients included The London Stock Exchange, Lloyds Bank, Santander and Legal and General. From December 2003 to September 2008 (4 years 10 months) London, United Kingdom
BA Hons English Literature @ University of Durham From 1999 to 2002 Business French @ Sorbonne University From 1998 to 1999 Claire Hoey is skilled in: Investment Banking, Strategic Planning, Capital Markets, Business Strategy, Customer Service, Project Management, Negotiation, Research, Strategic Partnerships, Mergers & Acquisitions, Investments, LBO, Private Equity, Emerging Markets, Financial Structuring, Corporate Finance
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