Chronicle Journal: Finance

Barclays Appoints Kieran Doran as a Managing Director in Aerospace & Defense Investment Banking

Barclays announces the appointment of Kieran Doran as a Managing Director in Aerospace & Defense Investment Banking. Mr. Doran will be based in New York, and will report to John Lange, Global Head of Industrials and Power & Utilities Banking at Barclays.

Mr. Doran has over twenty years of experience in banking, and joins Barclays from Rothschild & Co where he was a Managing Director and led coverage of the Aerospace & Defense sector. Prior to joining Rothschild in 2015, Mr. Doran served as an Executive-in-Residence with Warburg Pincus, a New York-based private equity firm, where he sourced and vetted investments in the Defense sector. Before joining Warburg Pincus in 2013, Mr. Doran spent over a decade focusing on M&A and strategy in the Aerospace & Defense industry, during which time he led Corporate Development for L3 Technologies, Inc. and later BAE Systems, Inc. Mr. Doran began his career in 2000 in the Telecommunications banking group at Credit Suisse.

Notable transactions that Mr. Doran has advised on include Huntington Ingalls’ acquisition of Hydroid Inc. from Kongsberg, the sale of e2v Technologies to Teledyne Inc., the sale of Kelvin Hughes to Hensoldt (KKR), the sale of ADB Safegate to Carlyle, Mercury Systems’ follow-on offerings of common stock ($100mm in 2016, $228mm in 2017, $476mm in 2019), and GenCorp’s acquisition of Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne from United Technologies. Additionally, during his career in corporate development and strategy in the Aerospace & Defense sector, Mr. Doran oversaw the acquisition of over thirty businesses, adding key strategic capabilities and enhancing the competitive position of both L3 Technologies, Inc. and BAE Systems, Inc.

“Kieran has a long and distinguished track record of outstanding performance and maintains deep relationships with the key players across the Aerospace & Defense sector,” said John Lange, Global Head of Industrials and Power & Utilities Banking at Barclays. “His extensive industry knowledge and experience, combined with his proven transaction capabilities, will enable us to provide first-class strategic advice for our Aerospace & Defense clients.”

“Kieran’s appointment is further evidence of Barclays’ commitment to attracting and retaining top talent, so that we are able to deliver a superior value proposition for our clients,” added John Miller, Global Head of Banking Coverage at Barclays. “His addition to the team will enable us to further build upon our existing critical relationships and industry expertise within the Aerospace & Defense sector, and will accelerate the already strong momentum we have across our broader Industrials Group.”

Barclays is a British universal bank. We are diversified by business, by different types of customer and client, and geography. Our businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by our service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group. For further information about Barclays, please visit our website www.barclays.com. Barclays offers investment banking products and services in the US through Barclays Capital Inc.

Contacts:

Andrew Smith
+1 212 412 7521
andrew.x.smith@barclays.com

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