Credit Suisse Hires Tech Media M&A Co-Head

NEW YORK, May 27 (Reuters) – Credit Suisse has hired Don Birchenough, the former head of telecom mergers and acquisitions at Deutsche Bank, two people familiar with the matter said.

Birchenough will jointly head up the technology, media and telecom M&A group in the Americas with Steve Geller in New York. A Credit Suisse spokesman declined to comment.

During his tenure at Deutsche Bank, Birchenough was integral in the spin off of AOL Inc from Time Warner Inc; advised Qwest on its merger with CenturyLink and most recently worked with Deutsche Telekom on its sale of T-Mobile to AT&T Inc.

In his new role at Credit Suisse, he will report into Boon Sim, global head of M&A at the Swiss bank. Birchenough will start in August.

(Reporting by Nadia Damouni)