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Deutsche Bank’s Shah Sees M&A Opportunity for the Cash Rich

The headquarters of Deutsche Bank AG in Frankfurt, Germany. Photographer: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

The headquarters of Deutsche Bank AG in Frankfurt, Germany. Photographer: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

Happy Friday. It’s Jennah Haque and Liana Baker in New York. In today’s newsletter, we’re recapping our conversation with Deutsche Bank’s leading tech banker. Plus, Instacart does a deal and we look at startups that rose during the lockdowns. We’re off on Monday for the holiday but we will be back on Tuesday with an edition that won’t disappoint. 

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Ajay Shah has run Deutsche Bank’s US technology investment banking group for almost four years. A software engineer turned banker, Shah held posts at UBS and Credit Suisse before moving to Deutsche Bank in 2006. Over the years, Shah has advised on tech deals including Keysight’s acquisition of Ixia and acquisitions for Dell and HPE. This week, Shah and his team hosted the annual Deutsche Bank Technology Conference in San Francisco, where the bank convenes nearly 100 clients from the tech ecosystem to pitch their companies and chat with investors.