ClearlySo, Europe’s leading impact investment bank, announced today that it is recruiting a new Head of Investment Banking with current Head Matthew Vickerstaff’s imminent departure for a soon to be announced senior UK government infrastructure position.

Over the past year, ClearlySo’s investment banking business, under Matthew’s leadership, saw a series of successful client fundraisings including £10.9 million for Unity Trust Bank, a specialist bank for organisations and businesses that aim to create community, social or environmental benefit, £1.1 million for Latimer Group, a youth co-creation agency, £640k for SteamaCo, the market leader in technology for managing off-grid renewable energy networks in emerging markets, and £500k for Brighter World Energy, a new socially conscious energy company that recently launched in the UK.

The firm also enjoyed other important milestones this year, including Octopus Investments becoming the largest institutional investor in the firm, moving into upgraded office premises, a surge in impact fund mandates, and being named ‘Business Consultancy of the Year’ at the British Small Business Awards.

Rodney Schwartz, ClearlySo CEO, said: “Not for the first time, the UK government has recruited from our ranks to find superior talent to fill senior leadership positions. Matthew’s deep expertise and leadership quality played an important role in our successes this year. Our search begins for a professional of equal calibre to lead our Investment Banking division in 2017 and beyond. Matthew’s achievements have made that recruiting easier by strengthening both our platform and our pipeline. Of course, we wish Matthew well in all his endeavours”.

Interested applicants should please send resume and cover letter to contact@clearlyso.com.