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Deloitte Corporate Finance adds three senior members

New Post-Merger Integration team and financial services advisory partner join

Zurich, 26 of September 2012

Deloitte continues its growth with the expansion of its Corporate Finance department with the addition of key leaders to its M&A team. Anthony West, joins as a partner focused on financial services for M&A, and Anna Samanta and Joshua Steiner will lead our new Post-Merger Integration team.

Anthony West is an experienced M&A specialist, with more than 15 years of experience serving financial services organisations. He has previously worked for major M&A advisory firms and investment banks in Zurich and London. At Deloitte, Anthony will lead on M&A advisory services in the financial services sector, serving clients in private, retail and investment banking, insurance, brokerage, institutional asset management, as well as working with independent asset managers to assist them in M&A transactions.

Anna Samanta has more than 10 years experience helping companies set up and deliver major cross-border integration and separation programmes. She has led numerous integration and separation programs in the Financial Services, Manufacturing, and Consumer Business industry. She is specialised in cross-border integrations and has worked extensively in Switzerland but also across Europe, Asia, South and North America.

Joshua Steiner has more than 15 years of professional consulting and advisory experience focuses on global mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and carve-outs, and specialises in managing the complexity of cross-border deals.  He has led M&A projects in EMEA, Asia-Pacific, South America and the U.S. in many industries including mining, manufacturing, heavy manufacturing, consumer business, life sciences, and high technology.

The primary focus of our PMI team is working with senior management and boards in planning and executing complex integrations and separations paying particular focus on benefits capture and acceleration.

"We are delighted about the new additions to our senior team. There is currently great demand for advice and support in M &A matters in this challenging market environment. Anna, Anthony, and Joshua’s expertise and experience complement our existing services and further strengthen the advice we are able to offer to our clients through the full M&A cycle; from defining strategy and originating deals to deal execution and integration” says Howard da Silva, Managing Partner, Corporate Finance, Deloitte AG.

Howard Lovell, CEO of Deloitte AG adds, "We have grown significantly during the past five years in Switzerland, and have performed particularly well in our advisory businesses. Continuing to expand our Corporate Finance division further deepens and extends our capabilities to   provide an enhanced level of service and value to clients.”

About Deloitte in Switzerland

Deloitte is a leading accounting and consulting company in Switzerland and provides industry-specific services in the areas of audit, tax, consulting and corporate finance. With approximately 1,000 employees at six locations in Basel, Berne, Geneva, Lausanne, Lugano and Zurich (headquarters) Deloitte serves companies and institutions of all legal forms and sizes in all industry sectors. Deloitte AG is a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP, the UK member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL). DTTL member firms comprise of approximately 193,000 employees in more than 150 countries around the world.

Note to editors

In this press release references to Deloitte are references to Deloitte AG, a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP, which is the United Kingdom member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (‘DTT’), a Swiss Verein, whose member firms are legally separate and independent entities. Please see\about for a detailed description of the legal structure of DTT and its member firms.

Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries are leading business advisers, providing audit, tax, consulting and corporate finance services through more than 12,000 exceptional people across the UK and Switzerland. Known as an employer of choice for innovative human resources programmes, it is dedicated to helping its clients and people excel.

Deloitte AG is recognised by the Federal Audit Oversight Authority and the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority. The information contained in this press release is correct at the time of going to press. 


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