GlobalCapital ECM Awards 2018: the poll is open

The poll is open for GlobalCapital’s Equity Capital Markets Awards for 2018 and we invite market participants to have their say on the best performers of last year.

  • By Sam Kerr
  • 11 Jan 2019
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The results will be announced at our Fourth ECM Awards Dinner onTuesday March 19 at One Whitehall Place in London — so please save the date.

GlobalCapital’s ECM Awards are the only comprehensive awards for equity capital markets activity in EMEA. The purpose of the awards is to foster excellence in the market by recognising the issuers, investors, investment banks and other advisers that were most impressive in any one year, and applauding the deals that stood out for success, innovation or importance.

Since their relaunch in 2015, GlobalCapital’s Awards have been very well received by the market. Our dinners in the past three years have been attended by C-suite executives from issuers, company founders, investors and senior ECM bankers from all the leading ECM banks and other market participants.

As before, the 2018 Awards comprise:

-          The Best Banks, to be chosen by our editorial team

-          The Deals of the Year, to be chosen by a poll of market participants

-          The Best Non-Bank Market Participants, also chosen in the poll

The poll is now open, and we hope very much that you will vote. It is your chance to directly influence which deals and market players are recognised as the best in 2018. We believe it is a great strength of our Awards that they reflect market opinion in this way.

You can vote online, between now and January 25, by following this link:

https://www.surveygizmo.eu/s3/90121200/GlobalCapital-ECM-Awards-Poll-2018

For the Best Bank Awards, we do not require banks to pitch. Our editorial team will decide the winners, considering banks that have pitched and those that have not. But if you would like to engage with us, to tell us what you believe your firm has done well in 2018, we would be very happy to talk to you about it, either face to face or by phone. About a dozen banks did so last year. If you would like to do this, please just contact me at sam.kerr@globalcapital.com. We would like to complete any such conversations by the end of January.

For further information about attending the Awards dinner, please contact Daniel Elton on delton@euromoneyplc.com. He will get in touch with you soon to provide further details about the dinner.

List of Award categories

Best Non-Bank Market Participants

Best equity capital markets adviser

Best law firm for ECM

Best private equity firm at using the equity capital markets

Most influential long-only investor

Most influential hedge fund investor

Most influential equity-linked investor


Deals of the Year

Equity capital markets deal of the year

IPO of the year

Block trade of the year (includes all accelerated bookbuilds)

Equity-linked bond deal of the year

Privatisation of the year (includes any sale of stock by a government)

IPO of the year under $300m

Technology or Biotech IPO of the year

Financial institution ECM deal of the year

Best equity capital raising by a listed company (including rights issues and follow-ons)

Most innovative ECM deal

Best fixed price IPO

ECM deal of the year in the UK and Ireland

ECM deal of the year in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

ECM deal of the year in France

ECM deal of the year in the Benelux

ECM deal of the year in Italy

ECM deal of the year in Iberia

ECM deal of the year in the Nordic region

ECM deal of the year in CEE (including Greece), Russia and the CIS

ECM deal of the year in Turkey, the Middle East and Africa


Best Banks

Equity capital markets bank of the year

IPO bank of the year

Block trade bank of the year (includes all accelerated bookbuilds)

Equity-linked bank of the year

ECM bank of the year for financial institutions

ECM bank of the year for private equity firms

Best bank for privatisations

Best corporate broker

Best bank for small cap ECM

ECM bank of the year in emerging markets (includes CEE, Middle East and Africa)

ECM bank of the year in the UK and Ireland

ECM bank of the year in France and the Benelux

ECM bank of the year in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

ECM bank of the year in Italy

ECM bank of the year in Iberia

ECM bank of the year in the Nordic region

Structured equity deal of the year (to be chosen editorially - this Award is intended to recognise complex transactions that do not consist only of, or may not involve at all, a public ECM transaction)

  • By Sam Kerr
  • 11 Jan 2019

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 102,994.82 409 8.29%
2 Citi 96,697.47 362 7.78%
3 Barclays 82,826.79 294 6.66%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 82,541.75 313 6.64%
5 HSBC 66,026.80 322 5.31%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 8,946.93 17 9.40%
2 Deutsche Bank 6,056.30 15 6.36%
3 Commerzbank Group 5,474.20 22 5.75%
4 BNP Paribas 5,160.94 25 5.42%
5 UniCredit 4,424.51 19 4.65%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 2,328.59 11 11.04%
2 Morgan Stanley 2,132.71 13 10.11%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,598.67 7 7.58%
4 JPMorgan 1,544.99 8 7.32%
5 UBS 1,229.93 7 5.83%