JP Morgan’s head of M&A and corporate finance in Germany and Austria, Christoph Seidel, is leaving the bank to join investment banking boutique PJT Partners, people close to the matter said on Friday.
Reuters reports that PJT Partners, run by veteran investment banker Paul Taubman, was spun out of Blackstone Group in 2015 and has since been expanding globally, securing a slew of high profile M&A and restructuring mandates.
In the meantime, the news agency reports that UBS has hired consumer and retail banker Romitha Mally as a vice chairman for investment banking, according to an internal memo sent out on Thursday.
Mally, who is based in New York, was most recently managing director and head of consumer corporate advisory for North America at Greenhill & Co, the note said. Prior to that, she was a managing director at JPMorgan in their Consumer and Retail Group.
Peerbhoy will be replaced next month by Asif Godall, formerly co-chief investment officer of Cairn Capital, Mizuho said in the statement on Thursday.
Finally, Reuters reports that KKR & Co Inc has poached Kate Richdale, chair of Goldman Sachs’ investment bank in Asia ex-Japan, boosting its Asia-Pacific presence and prompting the latest senior banker departure from the U.S. investment banking giant.
Richdale will be KKR’s Asia-Pacific head of strategy and business development, a newly created role, and will also work with its Asia investing businesses to assist with deal origination, the U.S. private equity firm said on Monday.