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Sanofi Said Close to Hiring Morgan Stanley Banker as Head of M&A

  • Alban de La Sabliere is managing director at Morgan Stanley
  • Appointment would be latest in management shakeup this year

Sanofi, France’s biggest drugmaker, is close to hiring Morgan Stanley banker Alban de La Sabliere as its new head of mergers and acquisitions, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

The Paris-based banker is close to signing an agreement, said the people, who asked not to be identified before a public announcement. De La Sabliere has been a managing director at Morgan Stanley, which he joined in 2009, according to a LinkedIn profile. The negotiations aren’t final and may still fall apart, the people said.