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  • Palmieri shakes up corp finance at SG

    Société Générale has redoubled its commitment to equity capital markets under a new structure designed to ensure it remains a force in investment banking when consolidation comes, writes David Rothnie.

    • 16 Jan 2020
  • RBC looks to profit amid European blues

    RBC Capital Markets is beefing up financial sponsors, aiming to boost its European business during 2020, writes David Rothnie.

    • 09 Jan 2020
  • Southpaw’s alternative awards of 2019

    Southpaw takes a sideways look at some of the big events that defined investment banking in 2019.

    • 18 Dec 2019
  • Europeans look west for IB growth

    Big European investment banks pivoted towards the Americas during 2019 in an attempt to boost revenues and position themselves for the next downturn, writes David Rothnie. With large M&A across the industry still off the table, banks are finding scale through joint ventures and alliances.

    • 18 Dec 2019
  • Deutsche looks to snip its way back to stardom

    Deutsche Bank has told investors that its investment bank is back on track. Cutting costs will be a crucial part of reaching growth targets. But after so many false starts, can it really be that simple, asks David Rothnie.

    • 12 Dec 2019
  • Houlihan’s European expansion rolls on

    Houlihan Lokey’s European corporate finance land grab has made its fifth acquisition since 2014, writes David Rothnie, at a time when the fluctuations of the credit cycle may be about to lead to more restructurings.

    • 05 Dec 2019
  • Inside BNPP’s ‘industrialisation’ revolution

    Amid signs of progress, BNP Paribas faces challenges to deliver on its radical transformation plan, writes David Rothnie.

    • 28 Nov 2019
  • Assaf retirement rings GBM restructuring bell

    The retirement of Samir Assaf, HSBC’s long-serving head of global banking and markets (GBM), paves the way for a long overdue restructuring of that division. This will test the bank’s new-look management team.

    • 21 Nov 2019
  • Credit Suisse homes in on private credit with Amine switch

    Credit Suisse has lost the talisman of its investment banking and capital markets (IBCM) division, James 'Jim' Amine, but says the unit is "absolutely core", writes David Rothnie.

    • 14 Nov 2019
  • 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

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 Citi 29.61 88 8.60%
2 JPMorgan 23.76 85 6.90%
3 Barclays 20.64 81 5.99%
4 BofA Securities 19.82 71 5.76%
5 BNP Paribas 16.27 62 4.73%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
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1 BNP Paribas 60.84 264 7.99%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 47.68 243 6.26%
3 JPMorgan 35.73 111 4.69%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 34.28 171 4.50%
5 UniCredit 33.71 188 4.43%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
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1 Barclays 0.75 7 12.00%
2 Morgan Stanley 0.70 5 11.15%
3 JPMorgan 0.58 5 9.31%
4 Citi 0.48 4 7.75%
5 Goldman Sachs 0.43 3 6.92%