Goldman Sachs, the world’s top-ranked mergers and acquisitions adviser this year, has named Gregg Lemkau co-head of global M&A and Gilberto Pozzi head of M&A in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Bloomberg reports that forty-three-year-old Lemkau, who currently heads M&A for that region as well as Asia, will work closely with Gene Sykes, the firm’s other head of global mergers, the New York-based bank said in an internal memo to employees today. A spokeswoman forGoldman Sachs confirmed the promotions.
Lemkau, based in London, was previously co-head of Goldman Sachs’s global technology, media, and telecom group and has advised on transactions including the $8.5bn sale of Skype to Microsoft Corp. and the $16.5bn sale of Medimmune LLC to AstraZeneca Plc.
Pozzi, 47, who currently heads Goldman Sachs’s global consumer retail group, will continue to be responsible for some of his current clients in that sector while overseeing deals region-wide, the firm said in a separate memo.
In the meantime, Bloomberg also reports that Fulcrum Asset Management LLP, the $1.4bn computer-driven hedge fund group founded by former British Broadcasting Corp. Chairman Gavyn Davies, made Andrew Bevan and Mohammed Fawaz partners.
Bevan, director of research, and Fawaz, a portfolio manager, were made partners on Jan. 1, according to Companies House records. Bevan, a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. managing director, joined Fulcrum in 2006. Fawaz has been with the London-based hedge fund since 2005.