Rabattu brings almost 20 years of experience in the European consumer and retail sectors. He joins from Boussard and Gavaudan Asset Management (BGAM), where he spent a year managing a hedge fund focused on global consumer and retail stocks.
Prior to joining BGAM, Rabattu spent nine years at Deutsche Bank, where he was Head of Global Retail in research and also Head of Equity for Iberia. Rabattu previously spent eight years at SG Warburg, culminating in his role as Head of pan-European Food Manufacturing and Retail Research.
Commenting on the appointment, David Fass said: "This is an important strategic hire for Deutsche Bank and we are pleased to have Didier rejoin our team. He is a first class consumer and retail practitioner with a wealth of experience in originating key transactions in this sector across Europe.
"Deutsche Bank has the highest level of commitment to consumer and retail. In welcoming Didier back to head up our team, we are able to further enhance our European positioning in this sector."
In the US, Deutsche Bank also recently appointed Charles McIlvaine to Co-Head of Consumer Group Americas, and Ken Surjadinata to Director. McIlvaine joins from JPMorgan and will work alongside Keith Wargo, Co-Head. Surjadinata joins the team from Lehman Brothers.
Jim DeNaut, Co-Head of Corporate Finance Americas with Jacques Brand, said: "Many of our clients in these sectors operate on a global scale. Didier's appointment and the strengthening of our European franchise coupled with the significant hires we have made to our US platform strongly positions Deutsche Bank to capitalise on the exciting trends in this increasingly global sector."
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