Credit Suisse and Brazil: Beyond ECM

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Credit Suisse’s Brazilian operation has certainly been successful in distinguishing itself in areas other than equities. This year to date the bank has a staggering 40.8% share of M&A volumes (according to Dealogic), and the dominance in this area masks its real fee performance, with Olympio saying Dealogic has a hard time gauging opaque M&A fees, which he suggests are higher than are credited by the data provider. Olympio hints that a large part of its success in M&A beyond its local contacts is its ability to differentiate itself from the locals that...