KEITH Anderson and Chris Baird of Investec advised Melrose on yesterday’s secondary share placing.

Anderson is co-head of corporate broking at Investec and has advised a range of top clients on their finances.

He and Baird were recently appointed as a broker to Halma, a FTSE 250 UK technology provider, having advised the firm in previous years while the pair worked at Dresdner Kleinwort.

Anderson joined Investec in 2002 having been previously at WestLB Panmure, where he was head of corporate broking and a member of the investment banking management committee. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Baird, meanwhile, has been managing director in advisory at Investec since 2009, having previously held the MD position at Dresdner Kleinwort.

Baird started his career as a chartered accountant, qualifying with PwC, before joining Kleinwort in 1995.

Investec has picked up a string of clients since taking over Evolution in September, including engineering group Ricardo and Halma.

By Michael Pooler