Raymond James has hired Monish Thawani as managing director with its diversified industrials investment banking practice.

Thawani will lead a newly constituted chemicals sector team. He joins Raymond James from Evercore, where he worked to grow the firm’s chemicals practice in the U.S. Based in New York City, Thawani has experience across chemicals subsectors and advising corporate and financial sponsor clients on domestic and cross-border transactions. Prior to Evercore, he was on the chemicals team at Barclays Capital.

“Monish is the perfect addition to help build a practice that’s focused on delivering results to clients through tailored, strategic advice,” states Alper Cetingok, head of the Raymond James Diversified Industrials Investment Banking practice.