Rothschild adds to Singapore team

Oliver Goetz and James Ankers join Rothschild in Singapore as head of transport and director of financial institutions coverage, respectively.

Rothschild announced yesterday that Oliver Goetz and James Ankers are joining the Southeast Asia office from Frankfurt and London respectively this month.

Goetz has been working at Rothschild for 10 years in Frankfurt and London. He moves to Singapore to assume the role of head of transport in Asia. He will also focus on cross-border transactions across all sectors between Asia and Germany.

During his time with Rothschild, Goetz primarily advised large transport and logistics companies in continental Europe such as Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Post DHL, the Frankfurt and Munich airports as well as the German and Danish governments on various privatisations.

Ankers, who has recently been promoted to director, will lead Rothschild’s financial institutions sector coverage for Southeast Asia. His recent experience includes advising Bank Permata and Astra International on acquisitions in Indonesia, Rabobank on its recent investment in Agricultural Bank of China, Lehman Brothers Asia on its sale to Nomura and ABN AMRO on its sale to RFS Holdings.

Other recent notable FIG transactions in the region that Rothschild has advised on include RHB Capital’s acquisition of Bank Mestika Dharma and PetroVietnam Insurance’s introduction of Oman Investment Fund as a strategic investor.

Mark Florance, head of investment banking for Rothschild in Southeast Asia said: “With two more senior bankers joining us in the region we are further strengthening our local sector expertise, in this instance boosting our offering in FIG and transport. Both James and Oliver are experienced in the region and we look forward to working with them to serve our clients.”

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