HONG KONG (Reuters) – Tech specialists Raghav Maliah and Jung Min have been appointed co-heads of Goldman Sachs’ (GS.N) mergers and acquisitions in Asia Pacific excluding Japan as former head John Kim moves to global private equity giant Carlyle Group.
Kim, a 19-year veteran of the bank’s Asia business, joins Carlyle as a managing director of its Asian buyout team, and will lead its activities in Korea, according to a press release from the private equity group.
Goldman told staff that Kim was retiring from the bank and praised his role as a “trusted advisor to many of our clients” and his involvement in several industry-leading transactions, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters.
Kim spent 19 years with the bank in Asia, moving between his native Korea and Hong Kong. He headed Goldman Sachs Korea before taking over the M&A division in 2014.
The bank also told staff on Wednesday that Maliah and Min, who currently co-lead the bank’s technology, media and telecoms…
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