Deutsche Bank has a long and proud history in South Africa. Having established a representative office back in 1979, Deutsche Bank expanded its presence through the acquisition of leading local stockbroker Ivor Jones, Roy & Co in 1995 and subsequently opened a branch of Deutsche Bank AG in 1998.
Headquartered in Johannesburg with over 130 employees on the ground, Deutsche Bank is a fully integrated international investment banking operation offering its African client base the full range of Corporate Finance (Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets Advisory, Corporate Broking and JSE Sponsor Services), Equities (Equity Research, Sales and Trading), Debt (Fixed Income, Foreign Exchange and Interest Rates Sales and Trading), Structured Products as well as Global Transaction Banking. Deutsche Bank in South Africa is fully integrated with its global network around the world.
Deutsche Bank is recognised as a leading international investment bank in South Africa. Its Corporate Finance business has consistently been ranked the No 1 Mergers & Acquisitions international investment bank over many years, having advised on many large domestic and cross-border transactions and receiving the Dealmakers' "Deal of the Year" award in three of the last four years. Its Equities business has been ranked No 1 for Equity Research in the Financial Mail’s annual Analyst rankings in 9 of the last 12 years.
Deutsche Bank South Africa is currently led by Peter Wharton-Hood.