Best Investment Bank - Chile

Nov 1, 2010

Chile-based investment bank Celfín Capital has seized the boom in 2010 as an opportunity to push it into the big leagues.

As of August, it was ranked as number 13 for investment banking fees in all of LatAm, raking in $24 million, according to Dealogic. A year earlier it did not even make the top 20. No other Chilean investment bank is on the charts, which takes into account fees earned from M&A, DCM, ECM and loans.

Growth in fees should continue as Celfín expands throughout LatAm. This year, for instance, it expanded sales and research to Colombia and expects to open an office in New York in the near future, according to César Pérez, MD of strategy and economics. Celfín has had an office in Peru since 2008.

Celfín is the top ranked locally-based M&A advisor in Chile, according to Dealogic. The shop worked on five M&A deals worth $2.3 billion in the year to October. Celfín comes fourth when foreign...

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