March 16, 2007

Diane Raposio to join Deutsche Bank's Leveraged Finance team

Deutsche Bank has announced that Diane Raposio will be joining the bank as a Managing Director in Leveraged Finance. She will report to William Maltby, Head of Financial Sponsors and Leveraged Finance. In her new role, Raposio will focus primarily on sponsor clients. Based in London, she joins the bank in early June.  

An Australian national, Raposio gained her initial leveraged finance experience with BT Alex Brown in Sydney.  She moved to London in 1999, and worked first with UBS Warburg and subsequently Barclays.

Prior to her appointment at Deutsche Bank, Raposio was responsible for Barclays Capital’s leveraged finance business with a number of high profile sponsor clients including Blackstone, Apax, CVC and Bain.  Her deal list includes Molnlycke, Southern Cross / NHP, Toys R Us, Spirit and SBS.

'Diane has excellent relationships with some of our most important sponsor clients,' said Maltby. 'Her appointment comes at a time when the Leverage Finance business continues to grow on the back of an excellent 2006. We are also adding Pietro Raguso as a Vice-President.’

Raguso joins from JP Morgan's leveraged finance team at the end of April where he worked on some of the largest Italian leverage buy-outs including Avio, Galbani, Pirelli Cables, Saeco and FL Selenia.

For further information, please call:

Deutsche Bank

Oonagh Baerveldt  (44 20) 7547 1605
Press and Media Relations

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