Investment bank Noble hires Goldman, RSM execs

Susi Crawford and Kal Sangha

Edinburgh-based investment bank Noble & Co announced two senior appointments to help “increase the firm’s capacity to source prospective deals.”

Noble has hired Susi Crawford from Goldman Sachs as head of corporate finance and Kal Sangha from RSM as head of sustainable finance.

“The two appointments increase the firm’s capacity to source prospective deals and provide strategic advisory services and practical support to organisations facing a broad range of challenges and opportunities,” said Noble.

“Sangha’s is a newly created role reflecting the growing demand from public and private sectors, investors and consumers to align funding, business models and supply chains with sustainable solutions.

“Crawford adds significant financial markets experience to the Noble team, which sees an opportunity to support more clients looking to raise money through those channels.

“Alongside her financial markets input, Crawford’s role is focused on delivery and innovation, leading the team responsible for executing transactions on behalf of clients and working with the sector leads to develop new business lines and investment opportunities for clients.”

Crawford is a finance and projects lawyer and joins Noble from Goldman Sachs having previously worked with Deutsche Bank and Clifford Chance in London and Dubai.

She has expertise in debt and equity financial instruments as well as managing large scale energy and infrastructure financings.

She has advised corporates, credit institutions, sovereigns and sovereign wealth funds in several different jurisdictions in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

Crawford has also worked with a number of development banks globally – including the Asia Development Bank, Africa Development Bank, the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank.

Sangha joins Noble from RSM, where he led the firm’s UK merger and acquisition tax practice and was a member of its global M&A tax leadership group.

Prior to that, he was a director with KPMG, where he spent 14 years leading client relationships, providing tax and broader strategic and financial advisory support.

He has experience in structuring complex investor and partnership models, asset-backed lending and structured financing.

Noble & Co CEO Angus Macpherson said: “We are a small team – deliberately so – but one with extensive expertise and insight, bolstered considerably by these two appointments.

“Noble provides genuinely independent, unconflicted support and a client proposition that is unique within the Scottish advisory community.

“We specialise in non-standard and at times highly complex transactions and I see an opportunity to grow and develop our offering in the financial markets, both here at home and internationally.

“With Susi and Kal joining the team this month, we have the capacity and capability to do just that.”

Crawford said: “Having spent the best part of 20 years working in London and the Middle East, the opportunity to come home to Scotland and join Noble & Co was a win-win for me.

“Noble & Co combines the geographic reach, talent and expertise of a major investment bank across a number of diverse sectors, together with a clear commitment to growing the Scottish economy, innovation and sustainability, all of which complements my career to date.

“It is already clear to me that our approach places value on developing long-term relationships with clients, being a trusted advisor and supporting their often complex needs.

“The team here is hands-on and entrepreneurial in the way we support our clients and create business opportunities and I am impressed by our ability to be nimble and responsive to our clients ever-changing needs in the current dynamic regulatory and financial climate.”

Sangha said: “Noble & Co believes that finance is key to building a sustainable future and we have an important role to play in enabling investment and incentivising action in the transition to net zero.

“More and more investment decisions and corporate goals are focused on protecting the environment and increasing positive social impact.

“I’m delighted to join the exciting and talented team here at Noble & Co.

“We will continue to partner with our clients across every stage of their investment lifecycle and in developing innovative and tailored funding solutions to support them achieve their sustainability goals.”