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BRETT OLSHER DEUTSCHE BANK

<div>In a deal which could rake in a combined &pound;1.4bn, Deutsche Bank, JPM Caz, Goldman Sachs and UBS are the advisers behind the Anglo-Xstrata mining talks.<br /><br />The latter was advised by co-head of M&amp;A Brett Olsher, head of natural resources M&amp;A for EMEA Nigel Robinson and Charlie Foreman of Deutsche Bank.<br /><br />Olsher, a long-standing adviser of Xstrata, also assisted on its $18.1bn (&pound;10bn) acquisition of Canadian nickel producer Falconbridge.<br /><br />JPM Caz is also advising Xstrata on the talks. It will come as no surprise to hear that Ian Hannam is also involved in the talks. &nbsp;The heavyweight is tipped to be the big beast of 2009&rsquo;s bonus pool, having reeled in most of the company&rsquo;s big deals.<br /><br />For Anglo, Goldman Sachs and UBS are advising. &nbsp;UBS&rsquo; star James Hartop will be leading the deal. The turning point in his career was an eight-way merger which created the South African miner AngloGold in 1998. Aged 24, Hartop was left to run the deal alone.<br />&nbsp;</div>