Goldman Names Co-Heads of Global M&A

Dow Jones Newswires

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. shook up its vaunted mergers-and-acquisitions group, naming Michael Carr and Gilberto Pozzi co-heads of the outfit.

Messrs. Carr and Pozzi will join Gregg Lemkau, an existing co-head of global M&A at the firm, according to a memo disseminated internally Thursday.

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Gene Sykes, currently co-head of Global M&A, is to be co-chairman of the group, according to the memo.

Mr. Carr, who joined the firm in 1998 as a partner, has been head of M&A in the Americas at Goldman. Before that, he was head of investment banking for Asia ex-Japan and co-head of Goldman's Industrials and Natural Resources Group.

Mr. Pozzi has recently been head of M&A in the European region for Goldman. Before that, he was co-head of its Global Consumer Retail Group. He joined Goldman in 1995 and was named a partner in 2008.

Goldman was recently No. 1 in the global M&A rankings so far this year, according to Dealogic, a position it frequently occupies.