M&A HOUSE - The Shop to Beat

Jan 19, 2012

Credit Suisse

CCredit Suisse continues to be the shop to beat on the M&A front, outgunning the competition in both volumes and wallet. Indeed, few rivals can boast the same level of on-the-ground and global relationships that have made Credit Suisse a leader in LatAm’s M&A space.

This comes in a year when an uncertain global backdrop put a dent in most investment banking businesses across the region, leaving 2011 M&A volumes lower than 2010. But a large pipeline of business means deal flow could be substantial during the year ahead.

Still, whatever the circumstance, the Swiss bank has shown it can consistently outmaneuver its peers after generating $26.10 billion in M&A volumes from 38 transactions that put it at the top of the league tables during the period under consideration.

The volume for 2011 through early December stood at $146.33 billion, compared to $165.60 billion...

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