Goldman Sachs Banker Campbell-Breeden Leaves After 27 Years

  • He joined the bank in 1989 in New York, became partner in 2000
  • Banker had advised on some of Asia-Pacific’s largest deals

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said investment banker Richard Campbell-Breeden is retiring after 27 years with the firm.

Campbell-Breeden, who relocated to London from Hong Kong this year to focus on client coverage in Europe, was previously vice chairman of its investment banking unit in Asia Pacific excluding Japan, the bank said in a memo Monday. He was named managing director in 1998 and a partner in 2000 after initially joining Goldman Sachs in New York in 1989, the memo said.

“He has been a trusted adviser to many clients,” the firm’s global co-heads of investment banking, Richard Gnodde, David Solomon and John Waldron, wrote in the memo. “In addition to his commercial impact, Richard has been an important adviser and mentor to numerous professionals throughout the firm.”

Campbell-Breeden, a 54-year-old British citizen, has advised on Asian acquisitions including Singapore lender Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp.’s $5 billion purchase of Hong Kong’s Wing Hang Bank Ltd. He was chairman of Goldman Sachs’s mergers and acquisitions group in Asia Pacific excluding Japan before moving back to London, and previously held roles including co-head of the European financial sponsors group, which advises private-equity firms, and co-head of U.K. investment banking.

The Wall Street Journal reported the retirement earlier Monday.

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