Cassin moves from adviser to finance head at the data firm

BRIAN Cassin (pictured inset) is to leave Greenhill after 14 years at the end of April. And though the jump from investment bank to UK-listed data specialist Experian will be a change of pace, it won’t be a total culture shock for the Irish-born banker.

Cassin has spent years advising the company, working with predecessor GUS when it split into Argos (now Home Retail Group) and Experian in 2006 and subsequently helping the firm, which is known for its consumer credit checks but also offers online security, insurance models and retail statistics.

Recent clients of his department include Auerlian Oil & Gas, Robert Wiseman Dairies during its takeover and delisting, and G4S during its attempted £5.2bn merger with ISS.

Cassin joined Greenhill in 1998 after working for six years with Baring Brothers International in London and New York and four years with the London Stock Exchange.

He also advised Emerson on its bid for UK power protection group Chloride and was involved in media firm DMGT’s agreement to sell Study Group International.