BarCap hiring spree continues

BARCLAYS Capital (BarCap) continued its hiring spree yesterday, raiding its rivals for a pair of star M&amp;A bankers.<br /><br />Matthew Ponsonby of Citigroup and Mark Warham will join the division as co-heads of mergers and acquisitions in Europe.<br /><br />The appointments continue the unit&rsquo;s strategy of building European equities and M&amp;A teams to match BarCap&rsquo;s US operations.<br /><br />The pair will be based in London and will report to Paul Parker, the New York-based global head of M&amp;A, and John Winter, the London-based head of investment banking (EMEA).