UBS Shifts Focus Back to Home Turf

December 2004
Investment Dealers' Digest;12/13/2004, Vol. 70 Issue 48, p6
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The article reports on the plans of Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) to expand in Europe. After a big building in the U.S., UBS is turning its eye to Europe. It has appointed Robert Gillespie as chief executive of its investment bank in Europe, the Middle east and Africa. Gillespie is one of UBS's leading mergers and acquisitions bankers. A look at the global M&A league tables indicates that the bank has been doing better in the U.S. than in Europe, its home turf. So far this year, UBS has fallen to 10th place in European target M&A, down from eighth during 2003.


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