WORLD'S BEST INVESTMENT BANKS 2012
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Global Finance names the World's Best Investment Banks 2012

 

Investment 2012-1

NEW YORK, February 17, 2012 — Global Finance announces the winners of the World's Best Investment Banks 2012 Awards, to be published in its April 2012 issue.

 

"The definition of success in investment banking became more complicated in the frenetic markets of last year," said Joseph D. Giarraputo, publisher of Global Finance. In a year when investment banks generally redefined success as "survival", simply being able to raise equity or debt capital at all, or just being able to prevent an M&A deal from falling through, became recognized as the overarching mark of success.

 

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 2011 were considered


An Awards Ceremony for all winners will be conducted at the same time as the World Bank/IMF Meetings on the morning of Saturday October 13, 2012 at the Foreign Correspondents' Club in Tokyo, Japan.

 

For more information on the awards and/or ceremony please contact: Katharine Frey, email: kfrey@gfmag.com

 

GLOBAL AWARDS
Best Investment Bank Goldman Sachs
Best Equity Bank J.P. Morgan
Best Debt Bank Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Best M&A Bank Goldman Sachs
Best Up-and-Comer Evercore Partners
Most Creative Stifel Nicolaus

 

SECTORS
Consumer Citi
Financial Institutions KBW
Health Care Piper Jaffray
Infrastructure Scotiabank
Industrial/Chemicals Jefferies
Media/Entertainment J.P. Morgan
Metals & Mining BMO Capital Markets
Oil & Gas Goldman Sachs
Power Morgan Stanley
Real Estate Raymond James
Technology Morgan Stanley
Telecom J.P. Morgan

 

REGIONAL AWARDS
NORTH AMERICA
Best Investment Bank Goldman Sachs
Best Equity Bank Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Best Debt Bank Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Best M&A Bank Goldman Sachs
WESTERN EUROPE
Best Investment Bank Credit Suisse
Best Equity Bank Credit Suisse
Best Debt Bank Barclays Capital
Best M&A Bank Goldman Sachs
ASIA
Best Investment Bank China International Capital Corp
Best Equity Bank Ping An Securities
Best Debt Bank China International Capital Corp
Best M&A Bank Nomura
CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE
Best Investment Bank Goldman Sachs
Best Equity Bank Goldman Sachs
Best Debt Bank VTB Capital
Best M&A Bank Deutsche Bank
NORDIC
Best Investment Bank Pareto AS
Best Equity Bank Pareto AS
Best Debt Bank Nordea Markets
Best M&A Bank SEB
LATIN AMERICA
Best Investment Bank Itaú BBA
Best Equity Bank Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Best Debt Bank Santander
Best M&A Bank BTG Pactual
MIDDLE EAST
Best Investment Bank Samba Capital
Best Equity Bank Gulf International Bank
Best Debt Bank HSBC
Best M&A Bank Goldman Sachs
AFRICA
Best Investment Bank Standard Bank
Best Equity Bank Java Capital
Best Debt Bank Barclays Capital
Best M&A Bank Goldman Sachs

 

COUNTRY AWARDS
NORTH AMERICA
Canada BMO Capital Markets
US Goldman Sachs
EUROPE
France BNP Paribas
Germany Deutsche Bank
Italy Intesa San Paolo
Netherlands ING
Portugal CaixaBi
Russia VTB Capital
Spain BBVA
Sweden Handelsbanken
Switzerland Credit Suisse
Turkey Oyak Yatirim
United Kingdom Barclays Capital
ASIA
Australia Macquarie
China China International Capital Corp
Hong Kong HSBC
India State Bank of India
Indonesia Mandiri Sekuritas
Japan Daiwa Capital Markets
Kazakhstan Halyk Finance
Mongolia Eurasia Capital
Singapore Standard Chartered
South Korea Samsung Securities
Taiwan Fubon Financial
LATIN AMERICA
Argentina Citi
Brazil Bradesco BBI
Chile LarrainVial
Colombia Bancolombia
Mexico Citi
MIDDLE EAST
Bahrain Gulf International Bank
Egypt Arab African International Bank
Israel HSBC
Jordan Arab Financial Investment
Kuwait Markaz
Lebanon BankMed
Oman BankMuscat
Qatar QInvest
Saudi Arabia Samba Capital
UAE Standard Chartered
AFRICA
Nigeria FBN Capital
South Africa Standard Bank

 

LEGAL ADVISERS
Global Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
North America Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Western Europe Linklaters
Asia Linklaters
Central & Eastern Europe Dewey & LeBoeuf
Latin America Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Middle East & Africa Linklaters

 

DEALS OF THE YEAR
Best Equity Deal: Mining company Glencore International of Switzerland raised $10.05 billion in an IPO on May 11, 2011
Lead Manager: Citi
Global Bookrunners: Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley and Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Best Debt Deal: Nationwide Bullding Society issued $19.97 billion in mortgage-backed securities (Silverstone Master Issuer pic Series 2011-1) on October 31, 2011
Lead Managers: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays Capital, J.P. Morgan, UBS and Nationwide Building Society
Best M&A Deal: Kinder Morgan Inc acquired energy giant El Paso Corp for $37.88 billion on October 16, 2011
Advising target: Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs
Advising Acquirer: Evercore Partners and Barclays Capital