LBBW has attracted an experienced industry practitioner to build up its international mergers and acquisitions (M&A) business. Michael Niederberger, previously Head of Corporate Finance Asia at ING Bank N.V., will lead and build the M&A business in the Asia Pacific region as LBBW’s ’Head of M&A Asia/Pacific’. He will be based in LBBW’s Singapore office.
In a professional career spanning over 20 years, including 17 years advising clients in Asia at several international banks, such as The Royal Bank of Scotland and JPMorgan Chase & Co., the American brings a deep network of client relationships and investment banking expertise to the role at LBBW. Throughout his career, the 44 year-old has worked with clients across industries and is particularly experienced in the Renewable Energy, Technology and Telecommunications sectors.
“As one of the largest banks in Germany, we have broad access to the upper mid-sized market and mid-sized corporations in the DACH region. On this basis, we also intend to grow the M&A business and develop our position,” explains Karl Manfred Lochner, the member of LBBW’s Board of Managing Directors responsible for corporate banking. “Michael Niederberger is the ideal team member to make our M&A consulting business more international and to strategically expand it into Asia in particular.”
“This region is a key growth market for us. Our customer access and international network are an excellent foundation on which to grow alongside our customers abroad, and especially to acquire business here,” explains Jens Rübbert, Regional Head Asia/Pacific at LBBW.