City & Corporate: The Week in the City

Mergermarket PR league tables for M&A during 2010 have revealed that Brunswick came out top for deal value in the UK, with $108bn, ahead of Finsbury and FD. FD topped the table for deal volume, with 108 deals during the year, beating Brunswick and Citigate.

Thomson Reuters has appointed David Crundwell as head of corporate affairs for EMEA and Asia. He has previously held senior comms roles at General Motors, Allen & Overy and ITN. Most recently, he has been working as an independent consultant.

Peregrine Communications has hired Peter Win to its board and to the role of chief talent officer. He currently runs his own executive search firm, Peter Win Associates, and has worked at Korn/Ferry International, Heidrick & Struggles and as a broker for Barclays de Zoete Wedd.

Fitch Ratings, the international ratings agency, has appointed Mark Morley as senior director and head of corporate comms for EMEA. He joins from the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority, where he was head of corporate comms and public affairs.

Koks, the Russian cokingcoal and pig-iron producer, has called in FD to support its attempts to raise about $520m (£325m) on the London Stock Exchange, valuing the firm at $2.6bn.

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