Hubert Vannier is a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank, responsible for M&A for Financial Institutions in Europe, Middle East & Africa.
He has nearly 25 years of corporate finance experience, starting in the M&A department of Bankers Trust in 1990 and then Deutsche Bank, executing a wide range of transactions, including public transactions in Australia, France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom.
Clients he has worked for in the financial services sector include Aegon, Aviva, AXA, Bancaja, Banco Sabadell, BBVA, Banco Espírito Santo, BCP, BZ WBK, Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, Caisses d'Epargne, Citibank, Crédit Agricole, EFG International, Eurobank, Groupama, ING, Monte dei Paschi di Siena, MunichRe, National Bank of Greece, Piraeus Bank, Reuters/Instinet, Sberbank, Unipol, Winterthur, Yapi Kredi and Zurich Insurance Group.
He has advised financial institutions which received state aid in Greece, Ireland, The Netherlands, and Portugal.
He advised the Greek Government in 2010 in the review of the banking sector and in 2012 in designing the banking recapitalisation framework. He worked on the National Bank of Greece rights issue in 2010, and the Alpha and Eurobank liability management transactions in 2012. In 2013, he advised (a) Eurobank in relation to NBG's tender offer, its E5.8bn recapitalisation plan and the acquisitions of Hellenic Postbank and Proton Bank, and (b) Piraeus in relation to the acquisitions of the Greek operations of Cypriot banks and Millennium Bank and to its E8.4bn recapitalisation. He assisted BCP on the E500m sale of its holding of Piraeus shares and warrants. In 2014, he led equity raisings by Piraeus Bank (E1750m), Eurobank (E2864m) and BCP (E2250m), on which Deutsche Bank acted as global coordinator. He is currently working on the restructuring/sale of Novo Banco (the good bank of Banco Espírito Santo) which has received an equity injection of E4.9bn as part of its resolution. Also this year, he worked on Nordic Capital's acquisition of Lindorff for E2.4bn.
He advised ING on the sale of its Dutch mortgage bank Westland Utrecht and has advised Aegon on a number of occasions.
Hubert holds an MBA from Wharton School of Business, an MA in International Studies with a concentration on Brazil from Lauder Institute and an engineering degree from Ecole des Mines de Paris.