Author: Chris Giarraputo

Global Finance names the World's Best Investment Banks 2013

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New York, February 22, 2013 Global Finance announces the winners of the World’s Best Investment Banks 2013 Awards, to be published in its April 2013 issue.
The past year was one of transition. Those banks that surpassed their peers did so by embracing reforms, restructuring, and implementing long-term strategic plans to succeed in the new regulatory environment. “Investment banks are now operating in a world where returns are expected to be lower than ever. The trust of one’s clients is now the most important quality that an investment bank can have,” said Joseph D. Giarraputo, publisher of Global Finance .
Global Finance editors, with input from industry experts, used a series of criteria—including market share, number and size of deals, service and advice, structuring capabilities, distribution network, efforts to address market conditions, innovation, pricing, after-market performance of underwritings and market reputation—to select the winners. Deals announced or completed in 2012 were considered.
An Awards Ceremony for all winners will be conducted the morning of Saturday, October 12, 2013 at The National Press Club in Washington DC.

For more information on the awards and/or ceremony please contact: Katharine Frey, email:

To obtain the Investment Bank Award logo, please write to Chris Giarraputo:

Best Investment Bank J.P. Morgan
Best in Emerging Markets Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Best in Frontier Markets Qatar National Bank
Best Equity Bank Morgan Stanley
Best Debt Bank Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Best M&A Bank Goldman Sachs
Best Up-and-Comer BMO Capital Markets
Most Creative Daiwa Securities

Best Equity Deal

US Treasury/American International Group (AIG) $20.7 billion follow-on offering, September 2012.


Citi, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Morgan Stanley, RBC Capital Markets, UBS, Wells Fargo Securities, Credit Suisse

Best Debt Deal

Italy’s Ministero dell’Economia e delle Finanze €18 billion four-year inflation-linked BTP Italia bonds, October 2012.

Bookrunners/Lead Managers

Monte dei Paschi, UniCredit

Best M&A Deal

Rosneftegaz’s $54.5 billion acquisition of TNK-BP from AAR and BP, October 2012.

Advising Target

Rothschild, Evercore Partners, UBS, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley

Advising Acquirer

Barclays, Citi, VTB Capital, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank

Best Investment Bank J.P. Morgan Best Investment Bank VTB Capital
Best Equity Bank Morgan Stanley Best Equity Bank Citi
Best Debt Bank J.P. Morgan Best Debt Bank Gazprombank
Best M&A Bank Goldman Sachs Best M&A Bank Deutsche Bank
Best Investment Bank Itaú BBA Best Investment Bank Nomura
Best Equity Bank Santander Best Equity Bank CITIC Securities
Best Debt Bank Itaú BBA Best Debt Bank Mizuho
Best M&A Bank BTG Pactual Best M&A Bank Citi
Best Investment Bank Deutsche Bank Best Investment Bank Samba Capital
Best Equity Bank UBS Best Equity Bank Banque Saudi Fransi
Best Debt Bank Deutsche Bank Best Debt Bank HSBC
Best M&A Bank Lazard Best M&A Bank Goldman Sachs
Best Investment Bank Danske Bank Best Investment Bank Standard Chartered
Best Equity Bank Goldman Sachs Best Equity Bank FirstRand
Best Debt Bank Nordea Markets Best Debt Bank FirstRand
Best M&A Bank Deutsche Bank Best M&A Bank Société Générale

Consumer Citi
Financial Institutions Citi
Healthcare Piper Jaffray
Industrials/Chemicals Jefferies
Infrastructure China Construction Bank Corp
Media/Entertainment J.P. Morgan
Metals & Mining BMO Capital Markets
Oil & Gas Goldman Sachs
Power Morgan Stanley
Real Estate Raymond James
Technology Morgan Stanley
Telecoms J.P. Morgan

Global Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
North America Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Latin America Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Western Europe Freshfields
CEE Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Asia-Pacific Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Middle East Freshfields
Africa Clifford Chance

Canada BMO Capital Markets Hong Kong HSBC
US J.P. Morgan India Citi
LATIN AMERICA Indonesia Mandiri Sekuritas
Argentina Banco de Galicia y Buenos Aires Japan Nomura
Brazil Itaú BBA Kazakhstan Kazkommerts Securities
Chile Banco de Chile Malaysia CIMB
Colombia Bancolombia Mongolia Optima Capital
Mexico Santander Mexico Philippines BDO Capital & Investment Corp
EUROPE Singapore DBS
Austria Erste Group South Korea Daewoo Securities
Belgium Barclays Taiwan Grand Cathay Securities
France BNP Paribas Thailand Siam Commercial Bank
Germany Deutsche Bank MIDDLE EAST
Italy Mediobanca Bahrain Gulf International Bank BSC
Netherlands Rabobank Egypt HSBC
Poland J.P. Morgan Israel Jefferies
Portugal Espírito Santo Investment Bank Kuwait NBK Capital
Russia VTB Capital Lebanon BankMed
Spain BBVA Oman BankMuscat
Sweden SEB Qatar Qatar National Bank
Switzerland Credit Suisse Saudi Arabia Samba Capital
Turkey FinansInvest UAE Samba Capital
United Kingdom Barclays AFRICA
ASIA-PACIFIC Angola Standard Bank Angola
Australia Macquarie Nigeria FBN Capital
China China International Capital Corp South Africa Standard Bank