Natixis Appoints Miranda Zhao as Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Asia Pacific, Corporate & Investment Banking
Natixis is pleased to announce the appointment of Miranda Zhao as Head of Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Asia Pacific, Corporate & Investment Banking.
Based in Hong Kong, Miranda reports to Raghu Narain, Head of Investment Banking, Asia Pacific. In her new role, Miranda will be responsible for leading the development of M&A activities for the Asia Pacific platform, working closely with the bank’s in-house teams as well as its network of boutiques in the region and globally.
Miranda brings with her an extensive investment banking experience across Asia Pacific and Europe, with a strong focus on cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Her most recent role before joining Natixis was as Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at China Everbright Capital Limited. Prior to that, she worked for various global investment banks, including Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch and The Royal Bank of Scotland/CIMB.
Natixis has a strong international M&A network, which counts more than 300 professionals across seven specialized companies worldwide. In Asia Pacific this includes Vermilion Partners, a specialist in cross-border transactions in China, in which Natixis made a majority investment in March 2018, and Azure Capital, one of Western Australia’s leading boutique M&A advisory firms, of which Natixis acquired a majority stake in May 2019. Under their own identity and acting on their individual strengths, each boutique in the global network provides local and complementary knowledge to Natixis’ in-house expertise.
Commenting on Miranda’s appointment, Raghu Narain said: “We are excited to welcome Miranda on board. She is joining a global M&A franchise that has grown from strength to strength in recent years, and I have great confidence that her well-established investment banking career, combined with her origination capabilities, knowledge, and leadership experience, position her well to take our M&A business in Asia Pacific to the next level.”