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  • Investment banks fly south to beat M&A winter

    A slump in big deals and a quest for fee growth is pushing the big banks into mid-market M&A to an extent that has not been witnessed before, writes David Rothnie.

    • 06 Nov 2019
  • Santander looks to profit from retrenching IB rivals

    A year on from the botched appointment of Andrea Orcel as CEO, Santander is pressing ahead with the next phase of its investment banking strategy, writes David Rothnie.

    • 31 Oct 2019
  • Deutsche Bank’s old guard keeps the IB dream alive

    Deutsche Bank is relying on a tight team of loyalists to revive its corporate finance ambitions, writes David Rothnie.

    • 24 Oct 2019
  • Solomon still planning a culture change at Goldman

    A year on from being appointed chief executive, David Solomon is calling for patience in remodelling Goldman Sachs around new growth avenues. But there is much to admire on his first anniversary, writes David Rothnie.

    • 17 Oct 2019
  • Credit Suisse spying affair shows European banking has a succession crisis

    One of the lessons from the Credit Suisse spy scandal is that there is a dearth of talent capable of leading Europe’s banks through their most challenging period. A succession crisis looms, writes David Rothnie.

    • 10 Oct 2019
  • High margin cap markets businesses are key to Commerz plan

    Commerzbank has come through a period of intense scrutiny with a no-nonsense strategy that reflects its culture. A dash of investment banking ambition is thrown in, writes David Rothnie.

    • 03 Oct 2019
  • WeWork’s public meltdown blurs Vision Fund

    The postponed listing of the We Company, owner of office provider WeWork, shows that IPO investors are disciplined in their search for growth stories. Banks should recalibrate their relationships with private capital providers, says David Rothnie.

    • 26 Sep 2019
  • LSE lines up advisory heavyweights against HKEX

    Ten banks have already been named as advisers as the London Stock Exchange seals one bid, for data firm Refinitiv, and looks to repel another from Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing. The question is: which firms will its Hong Kong rival look to for more firepower? asks David Rothnie.

    • 18 Sep 2019
  • London calls for Lazard’s Kapadia

    The new boss of Lazard’s UK business faces a challenge to reassert its place in the firm’s global pecking order, writes David Rothnie

    • 12 Sep 2019
  • Khan do attitude: Ermotti looks to secure legacy

    The arrival of star Credit Suisse banker Iqbal Khan gives UBS’s chief executive Sergio Ermotti the chance to achieve his ambition of reaching a decade at the helm of the bank while securing a smooth transition, writes David Rothnie. Meanwhile, UBS’s restructuring, announced on Thursday, marks a focus on intragroup collaboration.

    • 05 Sep 2019

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $b No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 353.47 1629 8.35%
2 Citi 326.07 1388 7.70%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 283.34 1182 6.69%
4 Barclays 259.26 1043 6.12%
5 HSBC 207.22 1150 4.89%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $b No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 39.66 183 7.00%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 37.82 159 6.67%
3 JPMorgan 30.63 81 5.41%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 26.33 79 4.65%
5 Deutsche Bank 26.03 96 4.59%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $b No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 11.22 75 9.54%
2 Morgan Stanley 10.77 52 9.16%
3 Goldman Sachs 9.63 50 8.19%
4 Citi 7.78 60 6.61%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 5.53 30 4.70%