DrKW builds U.S. corporate finance team

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Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein has expanded its U.S. corporate finance and origination group with the appointments of three managing directors to new roles in New York.

DrKW's corporate finance and origination business includes M&A and equity and debt capital markets. The bank employs 95 staff in corporate finance and origination in its U.S. offices in New York, San Francisco, and Chicago with 80 in New York.

Randolph Guggenheimer has joined as a managing director and head of healthcare for the Americas. He will work with Chad Floe, global head of the healthcare group.

Guggenheimer was previously at The Nassau Group, an investment banking firm specialising in M&A advisory and private placements. Prior to that, he worked for Lehman Brothers for 15 years and was co-head of healthcare M&A.

James Moore has been hired as a managing director and head of the financial institutions group for the Americas. He will work with Achim Bauer, Mike Lamb and Nick Morgan, the group's co-heads.

Moore was a managing director and head of U.S. asset-backed securities at ABN Amro before leaving the Dutch bank in December 2003. Prior to ABN Amro he spent 15 years with JP Morgan Chase in both structured finance and financial institutions investment banking.

Kaukab Chaudhry has joined as a managing in the media group, working with Laura Fazio, head of the media sector for the Americas.

Chaudhry previously led the M&A practice at XRoads Solutions, a consultancy, and also worked at Credit Suisse First Boston and Merrill Lynch.

The bank is ranked 58th in the year-to-date U.S. M&A league tables according to Dealogic, the investment banking research provider. It is 31st in U.S. debt capital markets.

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