Raymond James adds Dirk Damegger to the Global Consumer and Retail Investment Banking team

Raymond James European Investment Banking is further expanding its market presence in Germany. Dirk Damegger will join the Global Consumer & Retail Investment Banking team as Managing Director on December 1. Damegger is joining from IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG, where he was responsible for the Industry Team Consumer & Retail for the past few years.

“Together with Monika Nickl, Managing Director for Consumer & Retail in Munich, Dirk Damegger will advise pan-European clients on M&A, financing and capital market transactions,” says Melville Mummert, Head of European Investment Banking at Raymond James. “With Dirk joining senior banker Dirk-Oliver Löffler, we believe we are expanding the Frankfurt office with the highest level of specialist industry expertise”. The office in Frankfurt was opened by Raymond James in June 2017 and, together with the Munich office, focuses on four core sectors: Tech & Services, Healthcare, Consumer & Retail and Industrials.

“The digital transformation process in the consumer goods and retail industries is in full swing. Dramatically changing customer requirements, together with high-intensity competition, demand completely new answers”, says Damegger. “With an international reach, excellent M&A capabilities, specialized industry expertise and access to key decision makers in the consumer goods and retail sectors, Raymond James is well positioned as an independent partner and advisor to corporate and private equity clients for the management of industry challenges. Raymond James sets the standard when it comes to the principles of integrity and customer-specific advice. I am pleased to contribute to this success story”.

Damegger has more than 17 years of investment banking and Mergers & Acquisitions experience. With a focus on consumer goods and retail, he previously worked for Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie. KGaA as well as Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking, among others. Damegger studied business administration at the University of Cologne and at the University of California, Berkeley.

About Raymond James European Advisory
Raymond James European Advisory provides advice to mid-market companies, corporations and private equity firms on international transactions. This includes consultancy on mergers & acquisitions, financing, restructuring and secondaries. They exclusively represent the interests of their clients at all stages of the transaction process – from the definition of strategic goals to the negotiation of financial terms and the conclusion of the deal. Raymond James has dedicated teams focussed on the following sectors: Technology & Services, Industrials, Health Care and Consumer & Retail.

Raymond James European Advisory emerged from the acquisition of Mummert & Company Corporate Finance GmbH by Raymond James Financial Inc. in June 2016. Within the group, the Munich and Frankfurt-based advisory team is part of the Investment Banking division. With more than 350 M&A consultants, Raymond James Investment Banking is already a market leader in the US and in 2016 was named “Investment Banking Firm of the Year” (The M&A Advisor) and “USA Middle Market M&A Investment Bank of the Year” (Global M&A Network).

About Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Raymond James Financial, Inc. provides financial services in the private banking, capital markets, asset management and banking sectors for private clients, corporations and municipalities. The St. Petersburg, USA based company has approximately 7,200 financial consultants advising more than 3 million clients in over 3,000 locations in the USA, Canada and Europe. It has around 675 billion USD in assets under management. Raymond James Financial has been listed on the stock market since 1983 and has been on the New York Stock Exchange since 1986 under the symbol RJF. For more information, please visit www.raymondjames.com