February 28, 2007

Deutsche Bank appoints Head of M&A for Natural Resources Europe

Deutsche Bank today announced that Nigel Robinson will join in May 2007 as a Managing Director and Head of M&A for Natural Resources Europe. 

In his new role, Robinson will be responsible for originating and leading the execution of major M&A mandates across the metals and mining, steel, energy, utilities and chemicals sectors on a pan European basis. He will work closely with the Natural Resources industry bankers and relevant country bankers in this role.

Deutsche Bank is the number one ranked investment bank in the Natural Resources sector in Europe, and has been a lead M&A adviser on many of the landmark transactions in the sector over the past twelve months, including the acquisitions of Arcelor by Mittal (USD 41.5bn), the acquisition by Xstrata of Falconbridge (USD 18.3bn), the acquisition by Linde of BOC (USD 15.5bn), the pending acquisition of Endesa by E.On (USD 71.4bn), and the pending acquisition of Corus by Tata Steel (USD 16.4bn).

Robinson joins from Goldman Sachs, where he has spent the last eight years, most recently as a Managing Director in the U.K. Advisory Team. Robinson trained as a lawyer and spent eight years with Slaughter and May in London, Tokyo and Hong Kong before joining the investment banking industry.

During his career at Goldman Sachs, Robinson played a leading role on a number of major, cross-border M&A transactions, including most recently the sale of Thames Water by RWE, the sale of Serono to Merck, the acquisition of Associated British Ports by Admiral Acquisitions, the sale of PetroKazakhstan to CNPC, the sale of Innovene Inc. to Ineos, and the successful defence by Goldfields against the hostile bid by Harmony.

Commenting on the appointment, Tony Burgess, Global Co-Head of M&A, said: “Our Natural Resources franchise is a key area of strength for the Bank in Europe. Nigel is an accomplished M&A practitioner with an outstanding track record in advising on major M&A transactions across a number of sectors, including the metals and mining, energy, utilities and chemicals sectors.  He will play a pivotal role in driving the further growth of our Natural Resources franchise in Europe”.

For further information, please call:

Deutsche Bank

Oonagh Baerveldt   
(44 20) 7547 1605
Press and media relations

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