Kirk Lovegrove & Company is pleased to announce Martin Copeland will be joining as a Principal
of the company to work alongside Martin Lovegrove and Niels Kirk. Martin, who will join at the end
of the first quarter of 2021, will expand the firm’s marketing and execution capabilities at a senior level.
Martin has 30 years of Investment Banking experience, most recently as Managing Director, Head of
EMEA Energy, at RBC Capital Markets in London. He has spent most of his career serving clients in the
oil & gas sector covering major integrated companies and NOCs as well as E&P, Midstream, Refinery &
Marketing and Oilfield Service companies. He developed a highly successful international energy team,
which differentiated itself by integrating advisory and financing origination, which led to the execution of
a wide range of M&A, Equity, High Yield and Debt mandates across the full range of energy clients.
Martin has been particularly active advising clients over the past years. Most notably he was the lead
adviser to the Board of Premier Oil in what were complex negotiations across the M&A and Financial
Advisory spectrum in the proposed US$8bn combination with Chrysaor. He also advised Blackrock and
GIC on their acquisition of Kellas Midstream, a North Sea focused company.
Martin Lovegrove and Niels Kirk said “we are really pleased that we were able to encourage Martin to
join our firm. We started Kirk Lovegrove two years ago and, in spite of these challenging times, have already
established ourselves globally as a well-respected adviser. The need for high quality, experienced
advice in our sector has never been greater. This is at a time when many other advisory teams, in banks
and boutiques, are re-evaluating their strategy and, in many instances, redirecting their focus. Martin
will play a leading role in helping the company broaden and deepen its client relationships and advisory activities.”
Martin Copeland said “I am really excited to be joining the Kirk Lovegrove team in the Spring to be able to focus
exclusively on providing clients the highest quality advice at what is evidently a time of transition both for
the industry and for its intersection with capital”.