RBC targeting bigger deals to overtake rivals

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RBC Capital Markets spent the last five years pushing to become a top 10 U.S. investment bank, mostly by focusing on mid-sized companies. Now it wants to go after bigger fish.

Bloomberg News reports that the Royal Bank of Canada unit is targeting more American firms with market values exceeding $5bn as it seeks to win business and steal market share from larger Wall Street rivals. The bank is aiming for a 5% to 10% annual increase in clients and corporate loans.

'We’re not going to leave our mid-market roots, but we do think we can stretch up and service the large-cap clients very effectively', Blair Fleming, head of RBC Capital Markets in the U.S., said in a July 21 interview in New York. 'We’ll strive to continue to build our market share'.

RBC set a goal in 2010 of cracking the upper echelons of U.S. investment banking, hiring star bankers and expanding its ambitions in the aftermath of the financial crisis.

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