• UBS pivots from FIG to GIG

    UBS is re-balancing its corporate finance business to end its reliance on its Financial Institutions Group with impressive results, writes David Rothnie.

    • 14 Feb 2019
  • JP Morgan looks to burnish jewel in the crown

    JP Morgan has overhauled its European management team as it places its oldest franchise at the heart of a push to boost its UK M&A business.

    • 07 Feb 2019
  • Barbarians arrive at the banks’ gates as others flee

    While banks fight shy of big-ticket mergers, a select group of private equity firms are leading the restructuring of the industry in Europe, writes David Rothnie.

    • 31 Jan 2019
  • Orcel mess leaves gaps at the top of European banking

    The path from M&A rainmaker to CEO is a perilous one, as John Cryan and Andrea Orcel have proved. Will Christian Meissner be the next senior banker to try it, asks David Rothnie.

    • 24 Jan 2019
  • Investment banks gear up for tech coverage revolution

    Technology M&A will continue to power corporate finance activity in 2019 but, as deals increasingly cross sectors, banks are having to re-tool their coverage and break up internal silos, writes David Rothnie.

    • 17 Jan 2019
  • Credit Suisse investment banking business defies the critics

    Credit Suisse surprised its critics in 2018 by showing that, despite its pivot to wealth management, the European corporate finance business is robust and surprisingly well-diversified, writes David Rothnie.

    • 10 Jan 2019
  • Barclays takes fight to US banks in corporate finance, but doubts linger

    Barclays has asserted its credentials as Europe’s top investment bank with market share gains in 2018, but can it shake off lingering doubts about the franchise, asks David Rothnie.

    • 02 Jan 2019
  • Fewer elephants in the room for European M&A in 2019

    A banner year for European M&A skewed by a handful of jumbo deals has raised concerns about how much further the cycle has to run. But bankers’ deal pipelines are holding up, and the outlook is strong for 2019, writes David Rothnie.

    • 12 Dec 2018
  • Perella plots European expansion ahead of ahead of IPO

    The latest independent firm to eye a public listing is doing so after another bumper year for the corporate finance boutiques. But does it mark the peak of the cycle both for deals and the migration of top talent out of the bulge brackets? David Rothnie reports.

    • 06 Dec 2018
  • Cycle turns for indy advisors as Perella heads towards IPO

    Perella Weinberg Partners is the latest independent firm to eye a public listing, doing so after another bumper year for corporate finance boutiques. But does it mark the peak of the cycle for deals and the migration of top talent out of the bulge brackets? David Rothnie writes.

    • 06 Dec 2018

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 China Merchants Securities Co 14.44
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 11.65
3 Bank of China (BOC) 10.33
4 CITIC Securities 8.41
5 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 7.17

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 1,472.64 4 9.31%
2 CITIC Securities 1,389.13 8 8.78%
3 China International Capital Corp Ltd 1,340.29 6 8.47%
4 UBS 1,119.14 7 7.08%
5 Morgan Stanley 1,105.27 8 6.99%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 5,431.62 41 10.56%
2 JPMorgan 3,619.90 21 7.04%
3 Citi 3,555.05 26 6.91%
4 UBS 2,356.80 22 4.58%
5 Deutsche Bank 2,285.67 18 4.44%

Asian polls & awards

  • GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2018: Investment banks

    In the fourth and final instalment of GlobalCapital Asia’s capital markets awards announcements, find out the Best Asian Investment Bank and the Best Investment Bank in the region for 2018.

  • GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2018: Bonds

    In part three of our results announcements, we reveal the winning bond deals across a variety of categories. In addition, we also name the Best G3 Bond House, Best Local Currency Bond House, Best High Yield Bond House and the debut winner of the Best House for SRI Financing.

  • GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2018: Equities

    In part two of our results announcements, we reveal the winning equity deals and banks, including the Best Follow-on/Accelerated Bookbuild, Best Equity-Linked Deal, Best IPO, Best ECM Deal and Best ECM House.

  • GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2018: Loans

    GlobalCapital Asia has spent the last two months talking to banks and their clients in a bid to determine the most impressive capital markets transactions and advisers across Asia ex-Japan in 2018. We are pleased to begin our awards announcements in the loan market.

  • GlobalRMB awards: Most impressive issuers, best law firm

    In this third part of the GlobalRMB awards, we present our reasons for choosing the best issuers in the FIG, corporate and SSA categories — and praise the strong performance of one well-known foreign law firm.