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 equity
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