ECM Highlights: First Quarter 2021

Global Overview The wave of ECM activity which started in Q2 2020 continued into the new year as global ECM volume hit a record quarterly volume of $465.0bn in Q1 2021. The three other quarters since Q2 2020 all also occupy a spot in the top 5 highest volume quarters ever. With 2,221 deals priced […]


Global Markets Rankings: First Quarter 2021

Global Markets Rankings for First Quarter 2021 Our quarterly rankings are now available     ECM Rankings Q1 2021 IPO volume hits $201bn – the highest quarterly volume on record View Report   M&A Rankings Global M&A revenue up 12.1% year-on-year to $7.1bn View Report   DCM Rankings JPMorgan tops global DCM volume and revenue […]


M&A Highlights: First Quarter 2021

Sponsor-driven M&A in the fast lane Financial sponsor M&A has taken off this year, reaching its highest Q1 volume on record with $385.8bn via 779 deals, an increase of 142.9% compared with the same period in 2020. Financial sponsor entries also grew in volume by 85.8% year on year, the same with exits with a […]


DCM Highlights: First Quarter 2021

EMEA and high yield take the relay to bring new issuance record As the world moves into the second year of COVID-19, capital markets – including the bond segment – keep giving market participants great opportunities amidst a landscape full of unsettling uncertainties. In this environment bond sales keep thriving for some asset classes, either […]


Leveraged Finance Highlights: First Quarter 2021

High yield bows to loans dominance despite record issuance For the second consecutive quarter since the pandemic started, revenue generated in both the US and Europe by loans has leapfrogged high yield. A booming loans market in the first three months of 2021 generated $2.5bn in revenue, up 33% on Q4 2020 whilst high yield […]


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Deal Makers: The IB Forecast

An analysis of planned investment bank spend Through interviews with the top +/-100 corporates for each of 8 key investment banking markets* covered, Dealogic and East & Partners have created a unique analytical partnership to help banks gain insight into the upcoming deal activity and bank selection of their top clients. The report is to […]


IB Highlights: Lessons from 2008

Lessons from 2008 Although characteristics and speed of the current Covid-19 crisis show some distinct differences to the crisis of 2008, a review of developments during the global financial crisis can be a helpful lesson in predicting the possible development of investment banking activity ahead. The S&P 500 Index closed at a record high of […]


DCM Highlights: Full Year 2019

Debt volume in 2019 close to highest on record As another year closes full of uncertainties and fears haunting the financial markets, the unsettled environment was met in stark contrast by the confident performance of bond sales in the primary market.  In 2019, a total of $7.148tr worth of bonds were sold to investors globally […]


M&A Highlights: Full Year 2019

Global M&A volume on a decline During 2019, global M&A volume has been struggling amid the worldwide economic and political uncertainties. Among all regions, the overall volume saw a small decrease of 0.5% from $4.11tr in 2018 to $4.09tr this year. Despite this, off the back of 34 megadeals1 announced in the US in 2019, […]