“We are all soloists working as a consort pulling in the same direction.”

Andrew Carwood, The Cardinall’s Musick


Paul Zisman

Paul co-founded Europa Partners in 2000. He spent the largest part of his career prior to Europa Partners in TMT M&A at SBC Warburg (now UBS). After UBS he was a Board Director at the specialist media bank Guinness Mahon. He has advised on M&A transactions of all sizes including the very largest and most technically demanding.

Jan Skarbek

Jan has 30-years of diverse client relationships and transaction experience working with public companies and private equity in the U.K. He is excited to be joining Europa Partners and offering clients discrete, impartial and conflict-free advice.

Neil Benedict

Neil is based in New York. He was formerly a Partner and Managing Director at Salomon Brothers, where he was Head of International Capital Markets, and a Partner and Managing Director at Dillon, Read in New York and Tokyo. He is a member of the International Media Council of the Paley Center in New York and a non-executive director of Qatar Investment Fund plc.

Paul Marshall

Paul is Chief Financial Officer and a senior member of the transactions execution team. He has been Chief Financial Officer of UBS Capital, GMT Communications Partners and Lion Capital. He started his career as an accountant at Ernst & Young.

Specialist Advisors

Rupert Darwall

Transport Economics

Rupert is a transport and climate change economist. He has been an advisor to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and major transport and infrastructure companies.

Nick Forster


Nick was Commercial Director at Reed Exhibitions and a member of the three man team that built RX to be the industry leader worldwide. He continues to sit on exhibition company boards and advise in the sector.

Richard Hall

Marketing Services

Richard has been FMCG brand manager, advertising agent CEO and chairman of marketing services companies. He is now a bestselling author of business books and a business coach.

Richard Lewis Jones

Luxury Goods, Fashion, Media

VP of Strategy and Business Development at Burberry with CEO Angela Ahrendts. Previously headed a group at Amundi Asset Management. Now consulting luxury fashion companies on winning strategies.

David Lowen


David has been Director General of EuroNews and ITV Director of Network Programme Development. He now runs a broadcasting consultancy and chairs Leeds Beckett University.


Media & Internet

Massimo was at UBS for sixteen years, latterly as a Managing Director in it’s TMT team (the top ranked in Europe) where he headed EMEA Media and Internet investment banking. He was awarded TMT Sector Adviser of the Year by Acquisitions Monthly in four successive years.



John has been a television start up expert in Continental Europe and in recent years a member of the leaderships of the leading commercial TV stations in Denmark and Norway.

Alan Rosling


Alan has been an advisor to the British Prime Minister, Executive Director at Tata Sons and Chairman of Jardine Matheson, India. He now assists clients in developing and implement winning strategies in India.


Technology & Communications

Ameet has been Strategy Director at BT Group, Director of Strategic Business Development at Ericsson and Partner in charge of the London Telecommunications and High Technology Strategy Practice at Accenture.



Nicholas is a journalist and author of many books. In the US he has been an editor of Newsweek and a founding editor of the Daily Beast. In the UK editor of the Saturday edition of The Times.