Gilbert + Tobin has announced the appointment of a Deutsche Bank investment banker as an M&A partner in its Melbourne office.
Ben Macdonald was previously a senior Vice President in the natural resources group at Deutsche Bank in Melbourne.
In his previous role, Macdonald advised Tata Steel on its response to Rio Tinto's A$3.9 billion takeover offer for Riversdale Mining Limited as well as Xstrata plc on its successful A$514 million takeover offer for Sphere Minerals Limited.
Prior to being an investment banker Macdonald was a senior corporate/M&A lawyer at Freehills in Melbourne and spent time working at Allen & Overy in London.
Gilbert + Tobin managing partner, Danny Gilbert said: “We are very excited to have Ben join the firm. He is an exceptional M&A and corporate lawyer with excellent mining industry knowledge and commercial acumen that will give our clients a competitive edge.”