About Us

Cornhill & Harvest is an independent investment banking advisory firm in London, focused on small and medium-sized listed companies across the North Atlantic, from Canada and the US to the UK, Republic of Ireland and Continental Europe.


While sector neutral, Cornhill & Harvest has built an in-depth knowledge of a variety of industries including natural resources, healthcare, and financial services.


Leveraging on Management’s multi-decade combined experience in banking, capital markets and wealth management, we aim to provide our clients unfailing support in M&A, Equity Raising and Investors Relations in the UK, Switzerland and EU markets.

our People

Graham Benson


A multi-decade business and creative career in film/television production, mainly in the field of drama, has won widespread international recognition including a Primetime Emmy, an ACE award and the Prague D’Or.

Has sat on a number of industry  bodies advising on film and television export promotion. He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts and of The Royal Television Society and has an honorary degree in literature from Southampton Solent University.

He is Deputy Chairman & Executive Consultant, Film & TV at The FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival, Chairman of Wildfire Sports and Screen South as well as Chairman of The Arcola Theatre Development Board. He is a former Chairman of both BAFTA and PACT.

Claudio Cornini

A lifetime banker, held “C” and Board positions, including CEO and Chairman. Operated in numerous geographies in Europe (Italy, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg), the Americas (Canada, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil) and Asia & Oceania (Singapore, Australia). 

Has been a lecturer in several universities in monetary policy, economics of banking, financial accounting. Engaged in publication of books and articles for academic and professional editors.

Holds various directorships and is Chair of companies in different countries. 

Antonio Ponte

Antonio Ponte has been a venture capitalist and a veteran of the European banking industry since 1977. He was a manager of 3 top Swiss Private Banks.

In 1989 he founded RaifinanzAG, an investment banking company in Zurich, involved in portfolio management, corporate finance and venture capital operations. The company was re-branded RaifinSA in 2005 and is now based in Küsnacht, Zurich, Switzerland.
He established and launched an investment fund in cooperation with AIG Group.
He has been a successful entrepreneur in the Football industry, investing and managing on two separate occasions Siena Calcio, achieving significant sport results and creation of shareholders’ value.

Contact us

38 Craven Street, London WC2N 5NG
Phone :+44 77 8743 8038
Email: [email protected]

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