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Tom Cooper, a veteran M&A banker, has left Deutsche Bank, according to multiple people familiar with the move.

Mr Cooper served as one of the German bank’s most senior London-based dealmakers, most recently holding the title of co-chairman of M&A.

His departure comes just under a year after Deutsche Bank brought in Thomas Piquemal, a former Lazard banker and finance chief at France’s EDF, to help turn round a franchise that his seen a wave of departures over the past 18 months.

The British banker had worked at DB since 2009, having joined from UBS. His recent deals included advising Vodafone’s New Zealand arm on its NZ$3.4bn merger with Sky Network TV and British Airways’ parent company IAG on its €1.35bn acquisition of Irish carrier Aer Lingus.

Deutsche Bank declined to comment.

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