Deutsche Bank focuses on Australian market for APAC growth

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Deutsche Bank focuses on Australian market for APAC growth
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SYDNEY - Deutsche Bank (ETR: DBKGn ) has been reinforcing its presence in the Asia-Pacific region, with a particular focus on Australia, which plays a pivotal role in the bank's strategy amid economic challenges. Today, the bank is leveraging stable market conditions in Australia to advise on significant deals, such as AirTrunk's $4.6 billion financing and Ramsay Health Care's $US1.3 billion joint venture sale. This focus comes as part of a broader initiative to revitalize its Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) operations in the face of subdued dealmaking activity.

The bank has made strategic hires, including Emma-Jane Newton, to lead investment banking efforts locally and bolster its team by approximately 50 new members throughout the current year. Mayooran Elalingam, overseeing Deutsche's operations, emphasizes the prioritization of advisory services over company research, aiming to capitalize on cross-border M&A opportunities and leverage finance for private equity-driven deals.

Despite falling from seventh to 32nd place in Australian M&A rankings since 2018, Deutsche Bank has managed to maintain its influence in debt markets and record consistent profits over the past 13 quarters. The bank's strategy under Elalingam is to outmaneuver competitors like Citi and JPMorgan (NYSE: JPM ) by utilizing its extensive global network for advisory services that lead to other financial products.

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