Global Finance Names the World’s Best Investment Banks 2014

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New York, February 25, 2014 - Global Finance magazine has named the World’s Best Investment Banks by country, region and sector in an exclusive survey to be published in the Aprill 2014 issue.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch was honored as the best investment bank in the world for 2014.

The past year saw investment banks restructuring and streamlining to focus on core competencies. Restructuring was—and continues to be—an essential step in both dealing with complex new regulatory regimes, under Basel III, Dodd-Frank and EMIR, and increasing return on equity.

“Those banks that excel in this market have focused on controlling costs, managing regulatory developments—and employing technology to further both of these goals,” said Joseph D. Giarraputo, publisher and editorial director 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 2013 were considered.

AWARDS CEREMONY - An Awards Ceremony for all winners will be conducted the morning of October 11, 2014, at The National Press Club in Washington DC.

GLOBAL WINNERS
Best Investment Bank Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Best in Emerging Markets Morgan Stanley
Best in Frontier Markets Standard Bank
Best Equity Bank Goldman Sachs
Best Debt Bank Deutsche Bank
Best M&A Bank Goldman Sachs
Best Up-and-Comer Vetiva Capital Management
Most Creative Rabee Securities
DEALS OF THE YEAR
Best Equity Deal Japan Tobacco’s $10 billion share sale
Bookrunners Daiwa Securities
Goldman Sachs
Mizuho
J. P. Morgan
Best Debt Deal Verizon Communications’ $49 billion bond issue in September 2013
Lead Managers Barclays
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
J. P. Morgan
Morgan Stanley
Best M&A Deal Verizon Communications’ acquisition of a 45% stake in Verizon Wireless
Advising Target UBS
Goldman Sachs
Advising Acquirer Barclays
Guggenheim Partners
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
J. P. Morgan
Morgan Stanley
SECTOR WINNERS
Consumer Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Financial Institutions Goldman Sachs
Healthcare Jefferies
Industrials/Chemicals Goldman Sachs
Infrastructure China Development Bank
Media/Entertainment J. P. Morgan
Metals & Mining BMO Capital Markets
Oil & Gas Goldman Sachs
Power Citi
Real Estate Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Technology J. P. Morgan
Telecoms J. P. Morgan
BEST LEGAL ADVISERS
Global Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
North America Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Western Europe De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
CEE Freshfields
Latin America Souza Cescon Barrieu & Flesch Advogados
Asia-Pacific Herbert Smith Freehills
Middle East Freshfields
Africa Freshfields
REGIONAL WINNERS
NORTH AMERICA
Best Investment Bank Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Best Equity Bank Goldman Sachs
Best Debt Bank Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Best M&A Bank Goldman Sachs
WESTERN EUROPE
Best Investment Bank Deutsche Bank
Best Equity Bank Deutsche Bank
Best Debt Bank Deutsche Bank
Best M&A Bank Barclays
NORDIC
Best Investment Bank Nordea Markets
Best Equity Bank Morgan Stanley
Best Debt Bank Nordea Markets
Best M&A Bank Goldman Sachs
CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE
Best Investment Bank PKO Bank Polski
Best Equity Bank Citi
Best Debt Bank VTB Capital
Best M&A Bank VTB Capital
LATIN AMERICA
Best Investment Bank Itaú BBA
Best Equity Bank Itaú BBA
Best Debt Bank Citi
Best M&A Bank BTG Pactual
ASIA-PACIFIC
Best Investment Bank Nomura
Best Equity Bank Goldman Sachs
Best Debt Bank Mizuho
Best M&A Bank Morgan Stanley
MIDDLE EAST
Best Investment Bank Gulf International Bank
Best Equity Bank Rabee Securities
Best Debt Bank HSBC
Best M&A Bank Bank of America Merrill Lynch
AFRICA
Best Investment Bank Standard Bank
Best Equity Bank Java Capital
Best Debt Bank Rand Merchant Bank
Best M&A Bank Bank of America Merrill Lynch
COUNTRY WINNERS
NORTH AMERICA
Canada RBC Capital Markets
US Bank of America Merrill Lynch
EUROPE
Austria Raiffeisen Bank International
Belgium BNP Paribas
France BNP Paribas
Germany Deutsche Bank
Italy UniCredit
Netherlands Goldman Sachs
Poland PKO Bank Polski
Portugal CaixaBI
Russia VTB Capital
Spain BBVA
Sweden Svenska Handelsbanken
Switzerland Credit Suisse
Turkey Akbank
Ukraine UniCredit Bank
United Kingdom HSBC
LATIN AMERICA
Argentina Banco de Galicia y Buenos Aires
Brazil Itaú BBA
Chile Banco de Chile
Colombia Grupo Aval
Mexico Santander Mexico
ASIA-PACIFIC
Australia Macquarie
China China Development Bank
Hong Kong HSBC
India Citi
Indonesia Mandiri Sekuritas
Japan Nomura
Kazakhstan Halyk Finance
Malaysia CIMB
Mongolia Daiwa
New Zealand Macquarie
Philippines BDO Capital & Investment Singapore DBS
South Korea KB Financial Group
Taiwan China Development Financial
Thailand Siam Commercial Bank
MIDDLE EAST
Bahrain Gulf International Bank
Egypt CI Capital
Iraq Rabee Securities
Israel Barclays
Jordan Arab Jordan Investment Bank
Kuwait Markaz
Lebanon Fransabank
Oman HSBC
Qatar Qatar National Bank
Saudi Arabia Samba Capital
UAE National Bank of Abu Dhabi
AFRICA
Angola Standard Chartered
Ghana IC Securities
Kenya EFG-Hermes
Morocco BNP Paribas
Mozambique Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Nigeria FBN Capital
South Africa Rand Merchant Bank