International investment banking rankings positioned VTB Capital at the top of the investment banking market for the first six months of 2020.
According to Bloomberg, VTB Capital took first place among the DCM bookrunners in the local debt market and also became the leader in terms of transaction volume among all investment banks operating in Russia. VTB Capital organised 80 transactions in the Russian debt market totalling more than US$ 4.8 billion, which allowed it to gain nearly 17% of the market share. VTB Capital’s leadership in the Russian and the CIS DCM markets has also been confirmed by Dealogic and Refinitiv, both agencies placed VTB Capital on the top spot in rankings of investment banks by debt issuance volumes.
VTB Capital’s leadership among M&A consultants in Russia, the CIS and СEE has also been re-confirmed by all major international ranking agencies. Namely, Dealogic noted VTB Capital’s leadership among M&A consultants in Russia (9 transactions, or 12% of the market share) and the CIS (9 transactions or 11.7% of the market share). According to Refinitiv, VTB Capital took first place among M&A advisors in terms of the number and volume of transactions carried out in Eastern Europe and Russia (11 transactions worth US$ 3.2 billion). Similarly, Mergermarket noted VTB Capital’s leadership among advisors by the volume of M&A transactions in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia (9 transactions worth US$ 5.3 billion).
Riccardo Orcel, Head of Global Banking at VTB Capital
, said: “The expertise of VTB Capital and the competence of its team are increasingly in demand on the market. Our historic track record of excellence, our reputation as a reliable partner, and our clients’ trust have together propelled us to the forefront of the investment banking market. In the first half of 2020, we carried out a number of large transactions, such as the placement of debut perpetual bonds of Russian Railways (RZhD), Alrosa’s Eurobonds and Detsky Mir shares. We intend to strengthen our leading positions by maintaining our high professional standards and by following our strategy to remain Russia’s number one investment bank.”
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