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Deutsche Bank names Thomas Piquemal to lead global M&A group

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Deutsche Bank AG named Thomas Piquemal head of global mergers and acquisitions and chairman of corporate and investment banking in France.

[BERLIN] Deutsche Bank AG named Thomas Piquemal head of global mergers and acquisitions and chairman of corporate and investment banking in France.

Mr Piquemal, 47, most recently senior executive vice president for finance at French electricity utility Electricite de France SA, will be based in Paris and report to corporate and investment banking chief Jeff Unwin, Frankfurt-based Deutsche Bank said Monday in a statement.

Deutsche Bank is ranked 11th in advising on completed or pending deals announced this year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Goldman Sachs Group Inc is in the top spot, followed by Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase & Co. The German bank is ranked seventh in Europe.

In recent months, the bank has advised Anheuser-Busch InBev NV on its US$105 billion takeover of SABMiller Plc, and Shire Plc on its US$32 billion offer for Baxalta Inc.

Prior to joining EDF, Piquemal worked at Veolia Environnement SA and as a partner at Lazard Ltd.

Earlier this month, Deutsche Bank said it promoted Darren Campili to global co-head of its health-care investment banking coverage, sharing the role with Michael Cohen.

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