Nigel Robinson was one of the advisers from Deutsche Bank who advised Veolia.

Robinson is no stranger to big deals and is currently also working on the mega merger between commodities giant Glencore and FTSE 100 miner Xstrata.

Robinson joined the bank in 2007 as managing director and head of M&A for natural resources Europe.

Robinson initially trained as a lawyer and spent eight years at Slaughter and May in London.

He joined Deutsche from Goldman Sachs where he has was managing director of the UK Advisory Team.

During his career at Goldman Sachs, Robinson played a leading role on a number of major, cross-border M&A transactions, including the sale of Thames Water by RWE. He also steered through the sale of Serono to Merck, the acquisition of Associated British Ports by Admiral Acquisitions, the sale of PetroKazakhstan to CNPC, the sale of Innovene to Ineos and the successful defence by Goldfields against the hostile bid by Harmony.

Working with him on the Veolia deal for Deutsche was Martyn Nicholas.

Meanwhile JP Morgan was joint adviser with Murray Orr, managing director, mergers & acquisitions, and Alex Garner representing the bank. Macquarie advised Rift on the deal.