Report: Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)’s Middle East M&A Boss, Peter Fort, resigns from the bank
Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)’s head of mergers and acquisitions for the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) is departing from the bank.
Peter Fort reportedly resigned; he supervised the US bank’s M&A and restructuring business in the region for approximately 2 years.
Fort, an executive director based in Dubai, served the bank for about nine years advising some of its top clients in the region. It was not clear whether he will join another lender or remain in the region.
In the Gulf Arab region, several international banks cut their operations because of extreme pressure to reduce costs and a fall in deal activity.
Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) is one of the few banks in the region that have not undertaken a single considerable cut in 2012. At the start of 2012 it named Klaus Froehlich and Amr Diab as investment banking co-heads for Mena. On the other hand, Kamal Jabre, a veteran M&A banker took the role of regional CEO in November, 2011.
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