Jan-Arne Farstad is a Senior International Adviser at MilleniumAssociates where he is responsible for leading and supporting all aspects of M&A projects from origination through to deal closing as well as client coverage.
Prior to joining MilleniumAssociates in 2011, Jan-Arne has pursued a career that has covered practically all fields of banking including Wealth Management, Commercial, Corporate and Investment Banking; across a wide range of geographies including North and Latin America, Europe and Africa for institutions such as Wells Fargo Bank, Bank of Montreal, Royal Trust Bank (now RBC) and ABSA Bank. Over the past decade Jan-Arne has been focused on M&A and Wealth Management working for UBS as Global Head of their Corporate Advisory Group, leading a team of M&A and corporate finance professionals, serving UBS’s entrepreneur and high net worth clients, with teams located in London, Zurich, Paris, Madrid, Frankfurt, Singapore, Mexico City and Sao Paulo. In 2004 Jan-Arne joined FirstCaribbean International bank as Head of Wealth Management and Corporate Development. Leaving the Caribbean in 2009 Jan-Arne returned to Europe and joined the M&A boutique STS Capital Partners. Setting up a new European office for STS, Jan-Arne originated and executed transactions for entrepreneurial and family businesses with a focus on Europe and Africa.
Jan-Arne is a Fulbright scholar, studying at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business in Bergen and completing his studies with MBA in Finance and International Business from the University of California, Berkeley. A Norwegian national, Jan-Arne speaks English, German, Spanish, French as well as the Scandinavian languages.