Deutsche Bank appoints David Hopwood as Head of Natural Resources Group for Australia
Deutsche Bank today announced that David Hopwood will re-join Australia’s Origination and Advisory team as Head of Natural Resources Group.
David joins from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he was most recently a senior member of the investment banking division, focused on the coverage of natural resource clients across M&A, DCM and ECM.
“We are pleased to welcome David back to Deutsche Bank and will benefit from his deep knowledge and experience working within the sector”, said Deutsche Bank’s Head of Investment Banking Coverage & Advisory for Australia, Hugh Macdonald. “We continue to see considerable opportunity in the local natural resources landscape and look forward to further driving our coverage with this key hire.”
Mayooran Elalingam, Head of Investment Banking Coverage & Advisory for Asia Pacific, added: “Australia continues to be one of our top three markets as part of our Origination & Advisory offering for the region and with an exciting pipeline ahead for the remainder of the year, we look forward to having David re-join our team and further develop our offering for this key sector.”
Deutsche Bank’s Origination and Advisory business provides strategic advisory and financing solutions to corporates, financial institutions, financial sponsors and sovereigns from around the world. The team leverages the bank’s strong international network to provide large scale, bespoke solutions across both coverage areas and products.
Deutsche Bank’s Origination & Advisory team in Australia have held key roles on multiple landmark deals, including advising POSCO on its acquisition of 30% of Ravensthorpe Nickel Operation from First Quantum Minerals, Resolution Life’s AUD 3bn acquisition of AMP Limited’s wealth protection and mature businesses, Vodafone’s AUD 15bn merger with TPG, Kirin’s sale of Lion Dairy & Drinks to Bega Cheese, and Heineken’s acquisition of selected beer and cider brands in Australia from Asahi.