VTB Capital has taken the top spots in Dealogic’s FY 2013 league tables, coming in first place in the DCM, ECM and M&A rankings across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), Russia and the CIS.
In addition, compared with 2012, VTB Capital also extended its leadership versus other banks across all Global Banking products. In M&A, VTB Capital was #1 in Russia CIS and for the wider CEE region advising on a total of 23 transactions equivalent to a volume of $24.962 billion and a market share of 15 per cent. For Russia the total market share was 25.5 per cent with a total of 20 transactions.
VTB Capital was also #1 in DCM for the entire CEE region having arranged 121 transactions for a total of US $20.645 billion with a 11.6 per cent market share while in terms of Russia domestic DCM, VTB Capital arranged 91 transactions for a total of US $12.329 billion with a 25.7 per cent market share.
Finally, VTB Capital also ranked first in ECM in Russia and the CIS, having arranged 7 transactions for a total of US $2.25 billion and taking again a very strong 22.5 per cent market share.
Riccardo Orcel, Deputy CEO of VTB Group and Head of Global Banking at VTB Capital, said: “In 2013, VTB Capital celebrated its fifth anniversary that comes with an acceleration in our financial results in a market environment that remains challenging. We are very pleased with our league table results but our primary focus was and will remain growth combined with high margin model in both our core domestic and new international businesses. In its first five years, VTB Capital has established itself as the leading investment bank first in Russia, then Russia CIS and now in the wider Central and Eastern European region. The non Russian business already represents over 15% of VTB Capital’s total profits and we remain very ambitious for our future growth. We look at the entire CEEMEA region as next natural step of development while remaining anchored to our domestic core market. In 2013 Russia was the third largest market in EMEA for M&A transactions over USD 1bn and we expect that medium term with higher growth in the economy, the outlook for a Russian investment bank remains very promising.
In 2013, VTB Capital was named "Most Innovative Bank for Central and Eastern Europe" by The Banker magazine, received the Euromoney Award for Excellence in the category of “Best Investment Bank in Russia” and won Global Finance magazine’s annual “World's Best Investment Banks" awards in two categories: Best Investment Bank in Central and Eastern Europe and Best Investment Bank in Russia. Finally in December 2013, VTB Capital was awarded “Investment Company of the Year” at the National “Company of the Year 2013” awards.