Christopher Spink covers financial restructuring across Europe, as assistant editor for International Financing Review. He is currently focusing on the Eurozone crisis as well as regulatory developments as part of IFR’s People & Markets team. Previously he wrote about M&A for another Thomson Reuters title Acquisitions Monthly. During his 15 year career Chris has also covered AIM companies and venture capital backed businesses, as head of research and deputy editor at Growth Company Investor. He also wrote best-selling book, "How to invest when you don’t have any money", when he worked at investment website The Motley Fool.
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EDF’s former finance director Thomas Piquemal, who joined Deutsche Bank as global head of M&A last May after abruptly leaving France’s state-controlled electricity company, has been appointed as the bank’s chief country officer for France.
Corporate banking in Germany looks set to become an increasingly competitive market over the next few years as second-tier European banks, outgunned by US bulge bracket rivals, refocus efforts on establishing dominance in their own backyards.
Co-operative Bank bondholders, having ridden to the bank’s rescue in 2013, face an uncertain future after the struggling UK lender put itself up for sale last Monday. The UK bank said in a statement that it was commencing a sale process alongside considering other options to build capit