Goldman Sachs has promoted Anna Skoglund to head its group advising private equity firms and large financial investors in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Skoglund takes over as EMEA head of the team from Rob Pulford; in turn, Pulford has been appointed head of FSIG in the Americas and will be moving to New York from London. Pulford’s role as head of the EMEA cross markets group will be taken up by Olaf Diaz-Pintado, who also remains co-head of EMEA investment banking services.
The promotion and restructuring could be seen as an overall bolstering across Goldman Sachs´ Investment Banking teams covering buyout firms, sovereign funds and pension investors. Data shows that private equity dealmaking has soared to its highest level since the global financial crisis thanks to loose financing conditions and the record amount of capital these firms have to deploy. The negative yield in many bond issues are likely to further boost private equity dealmaking