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GlobalCapital's Equity Capital Markets Awards 2015 - the Winners

Awards
By Jon Hay
17 Mar 2016

GlobalCapital announces the results of its Equity Capital Markets Awards for 2015, following our inaugural ECM Awards Dinner, in London on March 16.

For 2015, GlobalCapital  relaunched its Equity Capital Markets Awards, in an expanded and improved form.

Following a consultation with leading ECM banks, we held a poll of market participants in January-February to determine our Deals of the Year and Best Non-Bank Market Participants.

Concurrently, we used editorial judgement and research to choose our Best Banks.

The results were revealed at our Awards Dinner, held at the Banking Hall on March 16. The event attracted about 150 people including many issuers and investors. Photographs will be published in GlobalCapital  this week.

The winners and nominees for each Award are below. GlobalCapital  thanks all who voted in our poll, all who supported the relaunch of our Awards with their advice, who presented their credentials to us for the Best Bank Awards, and who came to the Dinner. 

We congratulate all the winners and nominees.

BEST NON-BANK MARKET PARTICIPANTS

Best Equity Capital Markets Adviser

1. Rothschild

2. Lazard

3. STJ Advisors


Best Law Firm for Equity Capital Markets

1. Clifford Chance

2. Linklaters

3. Freshfields


Best Private Equity Firm at Using the Equity Capital Markets

1. Bain Capital

2.= 3i, Apax

4. Advent


Most Influential Long-Only Equity Investor

1. BlackRock

2. Fidelity

3.= Wellington, Capital Group


Most Influential Hedge Fund Equity Investor

1. Marshall Wace

2. Och-Ziff

3. Pelham


DEALS OF THE YEAR - THEMATIC

Equity Capital Markets Deal of the Year

Santander

€7.5bn accelerated capital raising

8 January 2015

Goldman Sachs, UBS (bookrunners)

2. Worldpay IPO

3. Aena IPO


IPO of the Year

Worldpay

£2.48bn IPO

16 October 2015

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley (global coordinators)

Barclays, Credit Suisse, UBS (bookrunners)

2. Aena

3. ABN Amro


Equity Block Trade of the Year

Royal Bank of Scotland

£2.08bn accelerated sale by UKFI

3 August 2015

Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, UBS (bookrunners)

2. Santander

3.= Dassault Aviation, Enel


Equity-Linked Bond Deal of the Year

Telecom Italia

€2bn seven year convertible bond

19-20 March 2015

BNP Paribas, JP Morgan (global coordinators)

Barclays, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, UniCredit (bookrunners)

2. América Móvil €3bn exchangeable into KPN

3.= Steinhoff, National Grid


Privatisation of the Year

Aena

€4.26bn IPO

11 February 2015

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BBVA, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Santander (global coordinators)

HSBC, JP Morgan (bookrunners)

2. Poste Italiane

3. ABN Amro


IPO of the Year under $300m

Softcat

£176m IPO

18 November 2015

Credit Suisse, Jefferies (global coordinators)

2. The Gym Group

3. Collector


Technology or Biotech IPO of the Year

Scout24

€1.02bn IPO

1 October 2015

Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs (global coordinators)

Barclays, Jefferies, Morgan Stanley (bookrunners)

2. Auto Trader

3. Worldpay


Financial Institution Equity Deal of the Year

ABN Amro

€3.84bn IPO

20 November 2015

ABN Amro, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley (global coordinators)

Barclays, Citigroup, Rabobank, ING, JP Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (bookrunners)

2. Santander ABB

3. Credit Suisse rights issue


Best Equity Capital Raising by a Listed Company

Credit Suisse

Sfr6bn private capital increase and rights issue

October-December 2015

Credit Suisse (global coordinator)

Citigroup, HSBC, Société Générale (original underwriters)

Banca Imi, BBVA, BNP Paribas, Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank, ING, Natixis, RBC Capital Markets, Santander, UniCredit, Wells Fargo (bookrunners)

2.= Glencore capital raising, Standard Chartered rights issue


Most Innovative ECM Deal

Schaeffler

€896m IPO

9 October 2015

Deutsche Bank, Citigroup (global coordinators)

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, HSBC (bookrunners)

2. Lloyds dribble-out

3. Haniel disposal of Metro shares via exchangeable bond and ABB


Structured Equity Deal of the Year

Worldpay

£500m at-IPO margin loan for Bain Capital and Advent International

October 2015

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley

2. $1.6bn funded collar for Liberty Global on ITV stake (Goldman Sachs)

3. $1bn funded collar for Next LP on Altice stock

(Goldman Sachs)


DEALS OF THE YEAR - BY REGION


ECM Deal of the Year in the UK and Ireland

Auto Trader

£1.59bn IPO

19 March 2015

Deutsche Bank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (global coordinators)

JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley (bookrunners)

2.= Worldpay IPO, Royal Bank of Scotland ABB

4. Standard Chartered rights issue


ECM Deal of the Year in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Covestro

€1.5bn IPO

2 October 2015

Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley (global coordinators)

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, JP Morgan, UBS (bookrunners)

2. Scout24 IPO

3. Credit Suisse rights issue


ECM Deal of the Year in France

Amundi

€1.67bn IPO

11 November 2015

Crédit Agricole, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Société Générale (global coordinators)

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, UBS

2. Dassault Aviation ABB

3.= Elis IPO, Klépierre ABB, Showroomprive IPO


ECM Deal of the Year in the Benelux

ABN Amro

€3.84bn IPO

20 November 2015

ABN Amro, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley (global coordinators)

Barclays, Citigroup, Rabobank, ING, JP Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (bookrunners)

2. GrandVision IPO

3. Altice ABB


ECM Deal of the Year in Italy

Poste Italiane

€3.11bn IPO

23 October 2015

Banca Imi, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Mediobanca, UniCredit (global coordinators)

Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, UBS (bookrunners)

2. Inwit IPO

3. Telecom Italia convertible bond


ECM Deal of the Year in Iberia

Santander

€7.5bn accelerated capital raising

8 January 2015

Goldman Sachs, UBS (bookrunners)

2. Aena IPO

3.= OHL rights issue, Cellnex IPO


ECM Deal of the Year in the Nordic Region

Pandox

Skr6.36bn IPO

18 June 2015

ABG Sundal Collier (global coordinator)

Handelsbanken Capital Markets, Morgan Stanley (bookrunners)

2.= Dometic IPO, Kone ABB


ECM Deal of the Year in Greece, CEE, Russia and the CIS

Eurobank

€2.04bn share capital increase

18 November 2015

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, HSBC, Mediobanca (global coordinators)

Axia Capital Partners, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Eurobank, Nomura (bookrunners)

2. Alpha Bank capital increase

3. Piraeus Bank capital increase


ECM Deal of the Year in Turkey, the Middle East and Africa

Naspers

$2.5bn accelerated capital raising

3-4 December 2015

Citigroup, Morgan Stanley (bookrunners)

2. Aabar Investments exchangeable bond into UniCredit

3. Integrated Diagnostics Holdings IPO


BEST BANKS


Equity Capital Markets Bank of the Year

Goldman Sachs

2. Bank of America Merrill Lynch

3. UBS


IPO Bank of the Year

Morgan Stanley

2. Deutsche Bank

3. Bank of America Merrill Lynch


Equity Block Trade Bank of the Year

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

2. UBS

3. Goldman Sachs


Equity-Linked Debt Bank of the Year

Deutsche Bank

2. BNP Paribas

3. Société Générale


ECM Bank of the Year for Financial Institutions

Goldman Sachs

2. UBS

3. Bank of America Merrill Lynch


ECM Bank of the Year for Private Equity Firms

UBS

2. Bank of America Merrill Lynch

3. Deutsche Bank


Best Bank for Privatisations

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

2. Goldman Sachs

3. Morgan Stanley


Best Corporate Broker

Barclays

2. Bank of America Merrill Lynch

3. Morgan Stanley


ECM Bank of the Year in the UK and Ireland

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

2. JP Morgan

3. Goldman Sachs


ECM Bank of the Year in France and the Benelux

BNP Paribas

2. Société Générale

3. Goldman Sachs


ECM bank of the year in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Deutsche Bank

2. Credit Suisse

3. Morgan Stanley


ECM Bank of the Year in Greece, CEE, the Middle East and Africa

Citigroup

2. Morgan Stanley

3. HSBC


ECM Bank of the Year in Iberia

UBS

2. Goldman Sachs

3. Citigroup


ECM Bank of the Year in Italy

Mediobanca

2. Banca Imi

3. UniCredit

ECM Bank of the Year in the Nordic Region

SEB

2. Carnegie

3. Morgan Stanley


AWARDS NOT GIVEN

Best Bank for Small Cap ECM

Most Influential Equity-Linked Investor

By Jon Hay
17 Mar 2016