Lansdowne Capital

The Lansdowne Team

The team at Lansdowne Capital comprises senior investment bankers with extensive international investment banking and industrial experience, backed by a pool of high quality executives and support staff.

This ensures that each project enjoys senior banker involvement from start to finish and that each of our clients benefits directly from our considerable industry knowledge and transaction experience. This is in contrast to many of our competitors. We often complement our core team with industry experts and external consultants with directly relevant industry, financial and/or geographic expertise.

The core team comprises:

Alan Dargan

Alan founded Lansdowne Capital in 1997. Alan has many years experience in investment banking and was, until February 1997, Managing Director in investment banking at SBC Warburg (now UBS), responsible for investment banking with a broad group of international clients. From 1984 to 1994, Alan worked for Credit Suisse First Boston in New York and London, most recently as Managing Director in investment banking. Prior to this, he worked for S.G.Warburg/ Warburg Paribas Becker in investment banking in New York.

Alan has advised many restructuring transactions in Northern Europe, including those in the banking, insurance and consumer products sectors. In addition, he has advised Governments and major corporations in the paper, packaging and printing sectors around the world in M&A and capital raising transactions.

More recently, Alan has also led the firm’s investment activities.

Alan is an honours graduate in business studies from Trinity College, Dublin and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

Orla Dargan

Orla joined Lansdowne Capital in 2000 and is responsible for M&A and strategic advisory services in the building material and related sectors. Orla was previously with ABN Amro Corporate Finance where she was a director in charge of the building materials sector team, which she established in 1997. From 1993 to 1997 Orla was head of corporate development for Hepworth PLC, a major quoted European building materials group, responsible for overseeing the group’s acquisitions and disposals. From 1989 to 1993 Orla worked at Lloyds Merchant Bank where she executed a large number of M&A and capital raising transactions in a variety of industries across Europe.

Orla is a chartered accountant and has an honours degree in business studies from Trinity College, Dublin.

Lansdowne Capital Limited
21 Upper Brook Street
London W1K 7PY

Tel: +44 (0)20 7514 1800
Fax: +44 (0)20 7499 3191