Rabobank Announces Leadership Changes in Corporate Finance / M&A

October 4, 2018

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 4, 2018--Rabobank, a leading global food and agribusiness bank, has announced several changes to its global Corporate Finance team.

Effective immediately, Donald Meltzer, previously Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions and based in New York, has been named Chairman of Corporate Finance, the business line combining Sector Origination and Mergers & Acquisitions.

Don has been able to bring his wealth of experience to Rabobank’s client origination and M&A execution efforts, having previously served as global co-head of M&A at Credit Suisse and head of investment banking at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and Cowen & Company. Don joined Rabobank in 2015, and under his leadership Rabobank accelerated its M&A activities in the US, including winning significant advisory roles for Fresh Del Monte, AGCO, Post Holdings, Refresco, and most recently for Marfrig on its Keystone sale and National Beef acquisition.

In his new capacity, Don will step back from day-to-day management responsibilities and will be fully dedicated to advising Rabobank’s key clients principally in North America on their strategic ambitions. Don will continue to be a member of the Global Corporate Clients Management Team and the Wholesale Banking North America Leadership Team.

Paul Schram has succeeded Don as Global Head M&A. Previously, Paul was Head of M&A in Rabobank’s key home market in the Netherlands. Paul brings extensive cross-border M&A and sector experience to Rabobank clients. After a career in equities, he was a consumer & retail sector head at ABN AMRO and Barclays Capital in both Europe as well as in Asia, where he advised leading players in the retail and consumer industries. Paul was also head of M&A and corporate development at Danish beer brewing giant Carlsberg and a successful entrepreneur, having developed his own craft beer brand in the Netherlands. Paul will join the Global Corporate Clients Management Team and continue to be based in the Netherlands.

Paul and Don will report into Willem Boezen, Senior Executive Vice President Wholesale at Rabobank. Don will also report into David Bassett, Head of Wholesale Banking North America.

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About Rabobank

Rabobank Group is a global financial services leader providing wholesale and retail banking, leasing, and real estate services in more than 40 countries worldwide. Founded over a century ago, Rabobank today is one of the world’s largest banks with over $750 billion in assets. In the Americas, Rabobank is a premier bank to the food, agribusiness and beverage industry, providing sector expertise, strategic counsel and tailored financial solutions to clients across the entire food value chain. Rabobank’s M&A business is conducted through Rabo Securities USA, Inc., a U.S. registered broker dealer and member of FINRA. Additional information is available on our website or on our social media platforms, including Twitter and LinkedIn.

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