Barclays ECM exec Febrer-Bowen lands new role weeks after retirement

The former head of continental European equity capital markets at Barclays has secured a new role leading corporate development at a firm developing electric vehicle chargers.

Enrique Febrer-Bowen, who spent more than 11 years at the UK lender in senior ECM roles, has joined Wall Box Chargers as a VP of corporate development, just weeks after retiring from the bank. He was latterly head of continental Europe ECM at Barclays.

Barclays has seen a number of senior dealmakers depart in recent months from its European investment bank. David Koch, who headed ECM for Southern Europe, also left the bank in January after nearly 11 years at the bank. The ECM departures followed the appointment of Manuel Esteve, an 18-year JPMorgan veteran, who joined Barclays as head of ECM for continental Europe in August.

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Meanwhile, Carlo Calabria, who was formerly chairman of Emea M&A at Barclays, also stepped down at the end of last year, alongside Stefano Soldi, head of renewables for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Both joined Barclays from boutique investment bank CMC Capital in 2016 and have since rejoined the firm, according to their LinkedIn profiles. Calabria is also co-sponsor of Centricus Acquisition Corp, the special purpose acquisition vehicle run by former Deutsche Bank investment bank boss, Garth Ritchie.

Marguerite-Marie Bion-Tonteri, a senior banker focused in insurance companies, joined Goldman Sachs in February after over 10 years at the UK lender.

Barclays also hired Gauthier Le Milon as head of mergers and acquisitions for France, Belgium and Luxembourg in October.

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