Robert Capper joins Ankura Consulting in London

09 April 2020 2 min. read
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Ankura Consulting has appointed Robert Capper as a Senior Managing Director. Capper brings unique investigations capabilities to the firm, specialising in high-profile sovereign disputes and asset-tracing, as well as fraud and white-collar crime investigations.

Founded in 2014 by incumbent CEO Roger D. Carlile, Ankura Consulting is a business advisory firm which provides management consulting and expert services to businesses. Having already grown annual revenues to $50 million by 2016, its offerings include bankruptcy and corporate restructuring, corporate investigation, dispute and litigation support, among other services. The Washington D.C.-headquartered firm has additional offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Dallas, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, and London.

As it looks to expand its Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia services offering, the global business advisory firm has announced its appointment of Robert Capper as Senior Managing Director. Based in London, Capper bolsters Ankura's complex investigations capabilities for clients in EMEA, Asia and globally. A former member of the British Intelligence Services – and the holder of a PGDip in Terrorism Studies from the University of Edinburgh – Capper specialises in high-profile sovereign disputes, as well as fraud and white-collar crime investigations.

Robert Capper joins Ankura Consulting in London

"I am incredibly excited to have the opportunity to join Ankura and work with such an established team of talented and dedicated professionals," said Capper. "I was drawn to Ankura's collaborative, client-focused culture. I look forward to adding my skills and advancing Ankura's complex investigations capabilities around the world."

Prior to joining Ankura, he spent five years at Burford Capital, the world's largest litigation financing provider, as a Vice President leading the firm's consultancy asset-tracing and investigations team. Capper also spent eight years with the British Intelligence Services, focusing on counterintelligence and counter terrorism investigations with an emphasis on North and West Africa. These engagements enabled him to develop a unique skill-set, as he served a diverse clientele ranging from law firms and multinational companies to sovereign states and government agencies.

Simon Michaels, Chairman of EMEA and APAC at Ankura, said of the news, "One of our greatest assets is the diverse experiences and perspectives that our people bring to each project, and we're committed to investing in and integrating into our global Ankura team professionals with one-of-a-kind credentials like Robert. His extensive background in investigations and asset tracing coupled with his experience as a former British Intelligence Services officer will provide our clients with unique insight and expertise as we help them with their investigations."