Deutsche Bank Names Roue to Lead Japan Investment Banking

Deutsche Bank AG (DBK) appointed Simon Roue to lead its Japanese investment-banking operations, replacing Yuji Nomoto, who left the firm.

Roue was named head of corporate finance, which covers underwriting and advisory businesses, Deutsche Securities Inc. said in an internal memo last month. He was previously head of equity capital markets. Takayuki Inoue, a Tokyo-based spokesman, confirmed the contents of the March 12 document.

Nomoto resigned as the chairman of investment-banking coverage and advisory to pursue other opportunities, according to the memo. He worked at Deutsche Securities for more than 16 years, and led the firm in advising SoftBank Corp. on its $22 billion acquisition of Sprint Corp. (S) that was completed in 2013.

The Japanese unit of Germany’s biggest bank also hired Ken Kawashima, a former board member at Merrill Lynch Japan Securities Co., on April 1 as the chairman of investment banking, the memo showed.

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