Goldman gives new position to Gregg Lemkau

GOLDMAN Sachs yesterday appointed Gregg Lemkau as the bank’s new head of mergers and acquisitions in the EMEA and Asia Pacific region. The role is a new one for the bank, employees were informed yesterday.

Lemkau has been the co-head of the bank’s top-ranking global technology, media and telecom group (TMT), where he has acted in the sale of Skype to Microsoft, the sale of Autonomy to Hewlett-Packard, and for the bank’s investment in Facebook.

He joined Goldman in 1992, became a managing director in 2001 and a partner in 2002. Prior to being co-head of the TMT group, Lemkau had previously served as chief operating officer for the investment banking division and prior to that was co-head of the Healthcare Group.

In his new role, Lemkau will retain responsibility for many of his clients. He will join a global mergers team overseen by co-heads Yoel Zaoui and Gene T Sykes, with Richard Campbell-Breeden as head of mergers for Asia outside Japan and Dusty Philip and Michael Carr as co-heads for the Americas. Replacing Lemkau in TMT is Anthony Noto, a managing director based in the US.

Goldman said yesterday: “In his new role Gregg will focus on driving our M&A business across EMEA and Asia Pacific. He will ensure that we optimally meet our clients’ M&A objectives and expand our market share by deepening client relationships, enhancing our leading execution standards and strengthening the integration of M&A with our financing products.”