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Deutsche Bank may be trimming its staff in the US, but some executives at the German lender say this isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

Business Insider recently sat down with James Gibson, a Wall Street veteran and ice cream entrepreneur, who joined Deutsche earlier this year as CIO for client and digital for the corporate and investment bank. Gibson described a smaller headcount as an opportunity for the firm.

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In deals news, Goldman Sachs’ asset management arm and former Honeywell CEO David Cote are teaming up in an unusual move to raise $US600 million to purchase a company in the industrials space, according to a filing late on Friday. The entity, known as a blank check company or special purpose vehicle (SPAC), will rely on Cote’s more than 40 years of experience in the industry to find a company to buy and run the resulting business.

In venture news, an incident back in 2006 shows just how far back Theranos’ deception went in the company’s history.

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