November 17, 2009

Patrick Käufer joins Deutsche Bank’s Debt Capital Markets group

Deutsche Bank is pleased to announce that Patrick M. Käufer has joined the firm as a Managing Director in the Debt Capital Markets (DCM) group. He is based in New York and will lead DCM's origination effort for aircraft and equipment financing. Käufer reports to Marc Fratepietro, Managing Director and Head of Industrials Origination within DCM.

Käufer was previously at PK Advisory LLC, a structured finance advisory service firm where he was a Founder and Managing Member. Prior to PK Advisory, he was a Managing Director and Head of the Leasing and Equipment Finance Group at Morgan Stanley responsible for origination, structuring, execution and placement of secured corporate debt.

“The depth of experience and sector expertise that Patrick brings will help us leverage our existing strengths, including recent hires such as Michael Masterson in transportation banking, Scott Hoffman in credit research and Jerry Cudzil in credit trading, to expand our full-service aircraft and equipment finance platform," said Erich Mauff, Co-Head of Debt Capital Markets, North America.        

“Patrick is an industry veteran and a great fit for our capital markets business,” said Fratepietro. “I am confident he will help us build on our success and better support our clients as we continue to broaden our underwriting capabilities across industries and products.”

Käufer earned a BS in Economics and a BAS in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an MS in Finance from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

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