Barclays Investment Bank appoints Keith Robinson as Chairman of Technology Investment Banking for EMEA

EMEABarclays Investment Bank has announced the appointment of Keith Robinson as Chairman of Technology Investment Banking for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and a senior advisor within Group Strategy from where he will also provide advice to Barclays.

He will be responsible for enhancing the strategic focus of Barclays’ coverage for technology clients in EMEA and developing client relationships in this sector.

Prior to Barclays, Keith was Chief Strategy Officer and member of the Executive Committee at Sage Group plc, responsible for leading the overall strategic direction of the group with a focus on leveraging organic initiatives as well as targeted M&A and minority equity investments to drive growth of the business.

“In a career spanning over 22 years, Keith has a unique skill-set that combines technology investment banking, technology strategy consulting and software investing,” Marco Valla, Global Head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications, and Consumer and Retail Investment Banking said.

“This experience, coupled with strong C-suite relationships with major technology companies, will enhance our investment banking offering.”

“This experience, coupled with strong C-suite relationships with major technology companies, will enhance our investment banking offering.”

Marco Valla – Global Head, Barclays

Before this role, Keith was a partner and co-founder of Lamond Capital Partners, a technology-focused hedge fund in San Francisco, where he was responsible for the software investment portfolio and also co-led the fund’s venture investment activities.

Prior to setting up Lamond Capital, he spent seven years as a technology-focused investment banker at Arma Partners.

This hire in a fast growing and important sector demonstrates our continued investment to further strengthen our European investment banking capabilities,” Reid Marsh, Head of Investment Banking, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific said.

Meanwhile, Barclays PLC has announced its net profit rose in the second quarter, driven by a strong performance in its investment bank.

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