Team Members

Philip Keevil

Philip Keevil


Philip Keevil is a Partner working from Compass Advisers’ offices in New York and London, with over 35 years of investment banking experience. For most of his career, he has specialized in advising on complex, cross-border acquisitions and sales of businesses. Prior to joining Compass in 2005, Mr. Keevil was a London-based Managing Director of Citigroup Global Markets, serving as Salomon’s and then Citi’s Head of M&A in Europe and Chairman of its European Equity and Fixed Income Commitment Committees.

Mr. Keevil originally joined Salomon Brothers’ New York office in 1995 as a Managing Director and Head of International Mergers and Acquisitions. Prior to that, he was President of S.G. Warburg & Co. Inc. and responsible for its corporate finance and equity capital markets businesses in North America.

Before joining S.G. Warburg in 1987, Mr. Keevil was a General Partner in Lazard Frères & Co. in New York and co-head of its International Department. He began his investment banking career at Morgan Stanley in New York in 1975, after receiving his M.B.A. degree. Prior to his graduate studies, Mr. Keevil worked for Unilever in England for five years as a member of its Management Development Scheme.

Mr. Keevil is non-executive Chairman of The Risk Advisory Group, a leading EMEA-based business intelligence firm. He is also a Director of BritishAmerican Business Inc., a member of the Business Advisory Forum of Oxford’s Saïd Business School, and a member of the Advisory Council of the London Symphony Orchestra. In addition, Mr. Keevil is a Freeman of the City of London, a liveryman of the International Bankers’ Company, and a Past Master of the Poulters’ Company. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

A holder of dual British and American citizenships, Mr. Keevil received B.A. and M.A. degrees with honors in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University, and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard University with High Distinction as a Baker Scholar.