Rabo boosts M&A practice

The Dutch bank hires Joseph Chu from Citic Capital.

Joseph Chu has joined Rabobank in Hong Kong as head of M&A for Northeast Asia. He will be responsible for developing the M&A business in Greater China, South Korea and Japan.

Chu joins Rabobank from Citic Capital where he was a director focusing on M&A, IPOs and share placements for listed companies in Hong Kong and China. Prior to that, he was with Rothschild as a director, where he worked on deals such as the privatization of MTRC, the sale of China Unicom's yellow pages business and general offers for listed companies in Hong Kong including Union Bank and Citybus Group.

The Dutch based bank is known for its strong focus on the food and agricultural sectors. It has completed a number of M&A transactions involving mostly multi-national food conglomerates and is currently advising the Shenzhen Government on the privatization of Shenzhen General Foods, one of the local Government's five pilot projects that invite international investors to participate in the reorganization and transformation of State-owned enterprises. Rabobank is developing its advisory capabilities in the region through its nine offices across Asia.

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