Global Finance has announced 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.
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
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
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