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  • Jefferies eyes IB big league with SMBC alliance

    Aligning with a global commercial bank has been on Jefferies’ agenda for several years, but its alliance with SMBC signals an intent to join the investment banking big league. By David Rothnie.

    • 29 Jul 2021
  • UniCredit opts for evolution, not revolution, in CIB revamp

    UniCredit has quickly junked Jean Pierre Mustier’s legacy and forged a new strategy based on greater accountability, but the newly unveiled corporate and investment bank retains plenty of the character of the old one, writes David Rothnie.

    • 22 Jul 2021
  • Goldman’s European mid-market push overshadowed by bigger riches

    Goldman Sachs’s much-trumpeted middle-market investment banking initiative is being overshadowed by the bank’s natural affinity for the biggest and most complex deals, writes David Rothnie.

    • 15 Jul 2021
  • Morrisons bid sparks M&A trolley dash

    With private equity-backed mergers and acquisitions hitting record levels in Europe, bankers have their tails up as they jostle for the most lucrative fee opportunities, writes David Rothnie.

    • 08 Jul 2021
  • Talent tussle heats up in investment banking

    BNP Paribas and Jefferies are leading the race for talent as booming corporate finance activity turbo-charges recruitment activity at all levels, writes David Rothnie.

    • 01 Jul 2021