EQUITY HOUSE OF THE YEAR: BTG Pactual
With an increasingly strong platform across Latin America, BTG Pactual’s participation on outstanding deals sets it ahead of the competition
Equity issuance may have rebounded in Latin America
— the market grew year on year during the awards
period — but it still fell short of what many had
hoped. And while the largest deal came out of Brazil, the real
story was Mexico: a trend that underscored the importance to
investment banks of operating across the entire Latin American
region. Two banks stood out for booking significant volumes in
Brazil, Mexico and the Andes during the awards period: BTG
Pactual and Credit Suisse. BTG topped the league tables during
the awards period with $4.23 billion of volume from 35 deals.
The Brazil-headquartered institution worked on several major
deals in its home market, offered impressive transactions in
Chile, and continued to break into Mexico. Meanwhile, Credit
Suisse was the dominant Mexican equity bank, led deals in the
Andes and continued to earn its reputation as the top foreign
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