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Joshua Larson

Industry Experience:

Joshua Larson has over 25 years of multinational experience in the financial services industry.  He started his Investment Banking career as an Associate with Credit Suisse First Boston and then for Banque Paribas as Head of Russian Banking.  Following his tenure with BP Josh helped established the Moscow office for Goldman Sachs where he was the Co-Head of  Russian Investment Banking Operations for several years . He was subsequently appointed Executive Director at Morgan Stanley as head of the bank’s Russian operations.  Josh was then a Managing Director at The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest and most successful investment firms with $201 billion of assets before becoming the Chief Executive Officer of a comprehensive financial services firm. His particular areas of industrial expertise are energy and power, oil and gas, forest products, and financial services. He has played a large range of leadership and mentoring roles during his career.


Joshua earned a Bachelor of Arts in Russian at The University of Texas at Austin, and went on to earn a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs as well as the Certificate from the W. Averell Harriman School for Advanced Study of the Soviet Union.

Transaction Highlights:

  • Fortum Oyj’s $5bn divestment of power distribution assets in Finland and Sweden
  • Alemar Investment Group’s sale of retail chain Kora to private investors
  • The Carlyle Group’s sale of pharmaceutical distribution company Apteka Holding to Boots
  • $1.75 bn Eurobond for Gazprom
  • $775 mm international IPO and equity offering for LUKOIL
  • $350 mm LUKOIL convertible bond
  • $400 mm sale of Syktyvkar Forestry Company to Mondi
  • $250 mm acquisition of KMOC by Marathon Oil
  • $15 mm debt-to-equity swap of Morgan Stanley debt in major Russian food producer
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