Mark Epley Leaving Deutsche for Nomura

(Reuters) Deutsche Bank AG’s (DBKGn.DE) Mark Epley, who helmed a team that caters to private equity firms, is leaving the company to join Nomura Holdings Inc (9716.T), Bloomberg said, citing a person with knowledge of Epley’s plans.

Epley, who joined Deutsche Bank in 2001, will be the co-head of Nomura’s unit that advises on merger deals for buyout firms, the agency said.

Epley will be based in New York, according to the agency.

Nomura bought Lehman’s investment banking operations after the New York-based firm filed for bankruptcy in 2008.

Epley helped arrange the $10.4 billion purchase of SunGard Data Systems Inc by seven private equity firms in 2005, the agency said.

Bloomberg said Deutsche Bank and Nomura declined to comment on the move. Nomura told Reuters it had no comment on the report, while Deutsche Bank could not be immediately reached for comment. (Reporting by Sakthi Prasad in BANGALORE and Mariko Katsumura in TOKYO)