Conor Barry

Conor is a Managing Director of XMS Capital Partners with responsibility for the firms European operations having been operating in the financial services sector for over 16 years.
Conor began his career in the Capital Markets division of Deutsche Bank in London where he was responsible for hedge fund and institutional clients investing in pan-European equities. After leaving Deutsche Bank in 2005, he worked as a principal in a number of Private Equity transactions in Dublin, completing deals with an aggregate value of more than €500m. Prior to joining XMS, Conor was selectively advising companies in Ireland, primarily operating in the energy and software sectors, where he concluded a number of transformational deals for his clients.
Since joining XMS in 2012, in addition to advising many companies on strategic advisory assignments, Conor has advised a number of large public company clients on acquisitions and divestitures such as Bemis Company, Johnson Controls, Clariant AG, AON and Physio Control Inc (now Stryker Corp.)
Conor graduated with Honours from University College Cork, Ireland with a B.Sc. in Finance and earned a MBS in Strategic Management from the UCD Smurfit School of Business in Ireland.