VTB Capital recognised as the best investment bank in the debt capital market

19 July 2021

According to reports by Dealogic, Refinitiv and Bloomberg, VTB Capital has secured some of the top rankings in the Russian and the international debt capital markets based on the results of the first half of 2021.

According to Refinitiv, VTB Capital ranks first among underwriters in the Russian debt capital market with transactions totalling over $8.5 billion.

Dealogic named VTB Capital the best underwriter in the local debt capital market, as well as the CIS and Eastern European markets. The agency estimated the total volume of transactions of the investment bank among all players operating in Russia at more than $8.6 billion, which amounted to 38% of the total market. The leadership of VTB Capital among the organizers of placements on the debt market of Russia and the CIS was also noted by Bloomberg. 

Mergermarket named VTB Capital the leader among consultants, in terms of the volume of M&A deals in the Russian market: six deals totalling $2.8 billion.

“For many years now, we have been in the top spots in international rankings, demonstrating invariably superb quality and professional skills,” says Alexander Pukhaev, Head of Global Banking at VTB Capital.

“We have maintained this position throughout the first half of this year. We are seeing global markets gradually recover as coronavirus restrictions are mitigated. VTB Capital organised a good deal of placements, many of which were more sophisticated or were even new products. In particular, we managed the placement of Russian Railways’ green eurobonds and the first issue of Moscow’s green bonds. We are also seeing high activity in joint stock markets. We are pleased that our market started to offer new investment opportunities and concepts – we have not seen activity this high for a long time. The M&A market is also becoming more dynamic: there is on-going consolidation in several sectors of the economy, with many corporations changing their strategy as a more serious approach is being taken on ESG issues. We expect the second half of the year to be very eventful.”

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