Goldman Sachs Japan Hires Ex-Deutsche Bank M&A Chief Sueyoshi

(Bloomberg) -- Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has hired Keisuke Sueyoshi, former head of mergers and acquisitions at Deutsche Bank AG in Tokyo, to bolster its deals business in Japan.

Sueyoshi, 46, joined Goldman Sachs as managing director in its investment banking division this month, and he will help the Wall Street firm execute acquisitions related to Japanese companies, said a person with knowledge of the matter, who asked not to be identified because the information isn’t public.

Goldman’s Tokyo-based spokeswoman Hiroko Matsumoto confirmed Sueyoshi’s hiring, but declined to give any other details. Goldman Sachs was the No. 1 adviser for mergers and acquisitions in Japan last year with 33 deals, including SoftBank Group Corp.’s $2.25 billion investment into General Motors Co.’s autonomous-vehicle unit through its Vision Fund, data compiled by Bloomberg show.

Sueyoshi joined Sumitomo Bank Ltd., a predecessor of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc., in 1995. He spent about a decade at Deutsche Bank until December last year. The German firm advised SoftBank’s acquisition of Sprint Communications Inc. in 2012, according to the data.

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