Deutsche Bank has lost one of its senior deal makers and merger and acquisition (M&A) specialists, following the announced departure of Henrik Aslaksen, according to a Fast FT report.
Mr. Aslaksen most recently served as the Global Head of M&A at Deutsche Bank, having also manned a number of senior level roles with the group since 2012. The move was unexpected and leaves Deutsche Bank with a notable void, especially when weighed in conjunction with the outgoing Anshu Jain, the lender’s co-Chief Executive a few weeks ago.
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Mr Aslaksen joined the Deutsche Bank’s advisory team in 2002, having come over from Merrill Lynch where he worked as its Managing Director for nearly a decade. In 2007,he ascended to the role co-head of M&A for Europe, global co-head of M&A in 2008, and finally global head in 2010.
At this juncture it is presently unclear what Mr. Aslaksen’s next destination or plans are. Deutsche Bank has not yet announced a succession candidate – Finance Magnates will update the situation as it develops.
Last month, Deutsche Bank lost Rich Herman, its Head of Fixed Income and Currencies (FIC), who cited a desire to pursue travel and opportunities outside the industry, despite a promotion just six months prior.