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Deutsche Bank has made a strong start to 2012, acting as a bookrunner on the last three major European IPOs: Dutch cable firm Ziggo, Swiss group DKSH and now NMC Healthcare.

The NMC deal was led by Deutsche’s Christopher Laing, a managing director with responsibility for emerging markets in EMEA.

Laing joined the firm in 1995 and has since piloted some of the biggest deals in Gulf financial history, including Dubai Port World’s $4.2bn IPO in 2007 and Kingdom Hotel Investments’ $397m float – notable for being the first ever listing on the Dubai International Financial Exchange market.

He was also involved in the $1.9bn flotation of Turk Telekom, Turkey’s largest IPO.

Laing was assisted on the NMC deal by managing director Shailesh Doshi, who heads up the bank’s operation in the United Arab Emirates.