Banks pin growth hopes on Gallic push

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By David Rothnie
08 Aug 2019

Big banks and boutiques alike are ramping up operations to boost revenues in France, Europe’s most competitive investment banking market. But is there enough business — and talent — to go around? By David Rothnie.

In April, Italian investment bank Mediobanca made one of the biggest acquisitions of its recent history with the purchase of a controlling stake in Messier Maris & Associés (MMA), one of France’s leading independent corporate finance houses.

MMA, a Paris-based boutique, was established in 2010 by ...

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