Frost & Sullivan Names Luca Raffellini as Director of Consulting, Business & Financial Services

London, United Kingdom, November 29, 2013 --( Frost & Sullivan, the global growth consulting and partnership company, today announced that Luca Raffellini has joined the firm’s Business and Financial Services practice as Director of Consulting. Mr Raffellini will be responsible for heading all aspects of advisory services for financial services, professional services and public sector clients in Europe, Israel & Africa.

Mr Raffellini brings over 20 years experience in strategy consulting, M&A and transaction support at firms including Booz & Co, Arthur D Little and Charles River Associates, as well marketing, general management and operating expertise in major chemicals and energy companies including Shell-Exxon’s Infineum and Eni.

Frost & Sullivan Global Vice President for Business & Financial Services, Andrew Calvert said: “We are excited to welcome Luca to the team. Our advisory work with financial sponsors and advisors is one of the fastest growing parts of the business and Luca will now lead our efforts in further building our footprint in this space.”

Mr Raffellini added: "This is a remarkable opportunity to further develop Frost & Sullivan’s financial and professional services franchise. I believe the combination of strategy and advisory skills with deep subject-matter expertise fits particularly well the demanding consulting requirements of financial firms, in a way I have rarely seen in the industry. I look forward to working with the team and our clients.”

Frost & Sullivan's Business and Financial Services (BFS) practice supports clients across the financial, professional services and public sector spectrum from Investment Banking, Corporate Finance, Private Equity and Venture Capital, Investment Management, Insurance & Risk Management, Law firms, Accountancy and Professional Services, to Academic, Government and Public Sector organisations.

The practice offers a continuous platform of research, data, expertise and advisory capacity to clients across their business cycles. This allows them to increase the leverage of their firm or group with access to the expertise, resources and attention of 1800 specialist subject-matter experts globally. Frost & Sullivan’s discrete advisory services provide deep-dive strategic and commercial analysis and support for specific transactions, initiatives or opportunities. By leveraging the existing knowledge base combined with intensive fresh research, analysis and advisory services, Frost & Sullivan's BFS practice provides comprehensive support to clients within the compressed timetables associated with M&A or IPO processes.

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