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New York-based independent investment bank Evercore Inc. has lured a banker from RBC Capital Markets to join its Toronto office.

Evercore announced that Andrew MacNiven is joining the firm as senior managing director.

In his new role, MacNiven will provide strategic and financial advice to both Canadian companies and global companies operating in Canada.

“Canada is an important market for Evercore and since opening our Toronto office in 2012, we have been committed to bringing our full global capabilities to the Canadian market. Andrew’s broad industry and client experience will further strengthen our ability to achieve this objective,” said John Weinberg, executive chairman of the firm, in a release.

“Evercore’s focus on providing high quality, globally relevant independent advice is differentiated and highly valued by clients. I am excited about the opportunity to join the Evercore team and to help the firm grow its already well-established Canadian practice,” said MacNiven.