WASHINGTON Daniel Dickinson, Merrill Lynch & Co.s co-head of global mergers and acquisitions, has quit to become a partner at Thayer Capital Partners, a Washington private-equity firm.
Mr. Dickinson, 39, was cited as the No. 6 dealmaker in Europe in 1999. He and Steven A. Baronoff became the co-heads in March, after Jack Levy moved to Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
Mr. Baronoff will now be the sole head of M&A.
Merrills mergers advisory business fell three spots in the industry rankings last year, to No. 5.