Deutsche Bank Names Credit Suisse’s Blackman Head of EMEA Media

Deutsche Bank AG named Alastair Blackman from Credit Suisse Group AG as managing director and head of the media industry division in investment banking for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Blackman, who spent nine years at Credit Suisse, most recently in a similar position to the one he will assume at Deutsche Bank, joins in August, according to an internal memo whose contents were confirmed by a spokeswoman in London.

The fee pool in technology, media and telecom in EMEA reached its largest total since the financial crisis in 2013 and is up 30 percent this year, according to the memo. British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc, 39 percent owned by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox Inc., said this week it’s in talks to buy the Italian and German pay-TV assets of Fox.

Before joining Credit Suisse, Blackman spent three years at Deutsche Bank and four years at HSBC Holdings Plc, according to the memo from Chris Colpitts and Gavin Deane, co-heads of Deutsche Bank’s technology, media and telecom team.

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