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.”