Ivory Capital Asia
Ivory Capital Asia
" As investment banks continue to redefine themselves within the still-evolving global regulatory landscape, we honour those firms that excel despite challenging market conditions. They understand the market, execute well, and create innovative solutions for their clients' unique needs," 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 2015 were considered."

Winners profile | Best investment banks 2016

Profiling the winners of the Best Investment Banks 2016

April 15, 2016 | Author: MICHAEL SHARI



Best Investment Bank
Nomura | Nomura of Tokyo led a triple-whammy IPO that raised a total of $11.9 billion for three units of Japan's sprawling government postal system. All told, Nomura raked in $727 million in investment-banking revenue in Asia-Pacific last year.

Best Boutique Investment Bank
Ivory Capital | Founded by Lehman Brothers alum Christopher Tan in 2002, Ivory Capital focuses on M&A in Asia. Ivory advised Chinese Internet services provider Tencent Holdings on its sale of a Philipine online gaming business of Asiasoft of Thailand

Best Equity Bank
CCB International | CCBI, the Hong Kong-based investment-banking arm of China Construction Bank, was a joint bookrunner for at least eight IPOs on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange during the first seven months of 2015. The largest raised $5.0 billion in H Shares for Huatai Securities.

Best Debt Bank
BOC International | Leading China's international corporate investment-grade bond market, BOC International underwrote 48 bonds in 2015, raising $4.8 billion. The bank underwrote a total $37 billion in debt across the region in 195 deals that constituted a 2.6% market share.

Best M&A Bank
Goldman Sachs | Goldman Sachs led Asia-Pacific's M&A market by a long shot, advising clients on 118 deals value at $297.6 billion, commanding a 20.7% market share. Some deals involved Japanese companies that spent $10.5 billion to acquire companies in China last year

Most Innovative
Haitong Bank | Haitong Bank of Shanghai is using Portuguese lender Banco Espírito Santo de Investimento, which is acquired last September, as a foothold for Chinese-European deals. It advised Iberwind on the sale of its 684-megawatt wind farm portfolio to Cheung Kong Infarstructure and Power Assets Holdings.