HitecVision opens London office and expands team

HitecVision is pleased to announce that it is establishing a London office. London is a key global centre for both equity and debt markets as well as transaction activity, in particular for the oil and gas industry. The UK oil and gas industry is among the largest in Europe. It is therefore natural for HitecVision to add to its Stavanger and Oslo offices with a permanent presence there.

At the same time, HitecVision announces two additions to its team, both of whom will be based at the new London office: John Knight, until recently head of strategy and M&A at Statoil (now Equinor), and Oliver Dunn, director, Oil and Gas Corporate Finance in EY.

John Knight has held several central managerial positions in International Operations in Statoil since 2002, mainly in business development. He worked as a lawyer in private practice from 1980-85 and for Shell from 1985–87, followed by 15 years in energy-related investment banking. He recently stepped down from his most recent position as Statoil’s Executive Vice President, Global Strategy & Business Development, where he was part of Statoil’s corporate management, a post he had held for the last seven years. John will remain with Equinor until 1 August and will take up his position as senior partner in HitecVision in mid-August.

Oliver Dunn has long experience as an M&A advisor to the oil and gas sector, and currently comes from a position as Director, Oil and Gas Corporate Finance in EY in London. He joined EY in 2003, and has since advised on transactions with oil and gas companies, infrastructure investors and private equity firms. He will take up his position as partner in mid-June.