The Americas division of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) appointed Clarke Adams head of high yield capital markets and Matt Burke head of leveraged finance origination. Additionally, Clarke joined Miguel Roman as co-head of leveraged capital markets.
As managing directors based in New York, Adams and Burke will continue to grow SMBC Americas’ capabilities across the origination, underwriting, structuring and distribution of leveraged loans and high yield bonds for corporate and financial sponsor issuers.
“Clarke and Matt bring extensive relationships with a range of large-cap sponsors and corporations,” Hirofumi Otsuka, CEO of SMBC’s Americas division, said. “In addition, they will significantly enhance our ability to help our clients in APAC and EMEA access the U.S. leveraged capital markets.”
With more than 30 years of experience, Adams joined SMBC from Morgan Stanley, where he spent nearly 14 years, most recently as head of high yield bond and loan syndication for North America. Previously, he held senior roles across high yield capital markets and sponsor coverage at Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse.
Burke has two decades of experience across leveraged finance, corporate and investment banking and financial advisory. He joined SMBC from Citigroup, where he most recently led industrials leveraged finance and oversaw the origination, structuring and execution of leveraged finance transactions while managing a range of client relationships.
The addition of Adams and Burke follows the recent hires of Matthew Grinnell as head of global sponsor coverage and Paul Burke as head of capital solutions group.
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