May 16, 2006

Deutsche Bank appoints Head of European Healthcare M&A

Deutsche Bank today announced the appointment of Wilder Fulford to the newly created role of Head of European Healthcare M&A.  Fulford will report to Tony Burgess, Head of European M&A, and will work closely with John Fowler, Head of European Healthcare Investment Banking. He will begin his new role on 12 June and be based in London.

Fulford brings 20 years of healthcare and M&A experience in both the European and US markets. He joins Deutsche Bank from Bank of America Securities (BAS), where he spent four years as Head of European Healthcare across corporate and investment banking. During his time at BAS, Fulford worked on a wide range of cross-border M&A assignments with many clients, including Elekta, Össur, Invacare and Fresenius.

Prior to joining BAS, Fulford was Head of European M&A for Healthcare, Chemicals and Basic Industries at Merrill Lynch. He previously spent time at James D. Wolfensohn in New York, and Salomon Smith Barney, where he and Fowler worked together in similar roles for over five years.

Commenting on the appointment Tony Burgess said: "This is a significant strategic hire for Deutsche Bank and we are pleased to have Wilder join our team.  He brings with him deep industry knowledge, coupled with wide practical experience in European Healthcare M&A. "

"Deutsche Bank's Healthcare franchise is a key area of focus globally and in hiring Fulford we will continue to build up the momentum we have created over the past 12 months and will significantly enhance our European positioning in this sector."

John Fowler, Head of European Healthcare Investment Banking, said: "Fulford will add greatly to our strong European healthcare franchise, and the chance to reunite and re-form our former personal working partnership is an exceptional opportunity to leverage our business."


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