Dan Decelles and Matthew Miller join as managing directors and Robert Minear as senior vice president, all based in New York. Mr Decelles will be is focusing on coverage of the healthcare services sector. Mr Miller and Mr Minear are senior mergers and acquisitions advisory professionals.

Mr Decelles joins Jefferies with 14 years of investment banking experience and a focus on healthcare services at JPMorgan, Citigroup, Lehman Brothers and the CIT Group. Mr Miller joins Jefferies with 13 years of investment banking experience specializing in healthcare mergers and acquisitions at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Mr Minear joins Jefferies with 10 years of investment banking experience specializing in mergers and acquisitions at UBS and Deutsche Bank, most recently in the healthcare sector.

Sage Kelly, global head of healthcare investment banking at Jefferies, said: “Dan’s expertise and relationships across the healthcare services sector will make an immediate contribution to our global healthcare practice. In addition, adding Matt and Rob, two highly skilled mergers and acquisitions bankers, to our team, with significant experience in the healthcare industry, will help us provide our clients with the best strategic ideas and tactical advice.”

Benjamin Lorello, global head of investment banking and capital markets at Jefferies, said: “These appointments further support the rapid and significant momentum we have achieved since the Jefferies healthcare team was expanded approximately four months ago. The addition of these three senior colleagues not only enhances our sector and mergers and acquisitions expertise, but also continues to support having the best-in-class healthcare franchise globally.”