CEE's best bank for advisory 2016: Rothschild
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CEE's best bank for advisory 2016: Rothschild

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Bumper M&A transactions have been a rarity in CEE over the past two years. Mid-market activity, however, has been brisk; instabilities in regional markets and still-high levels of state control continue to offer opportunities for advisory work on risk management, restructurings and privatizations.

On the public-sector side, Lazard is increasingly carving out a lucrative niche advising governments in CEE, with recent high-profile mandates including acting as sole adviser on Ukraine’s $19 billion sovereign debt restructuring, acting for Slovenia in the sale of number two bank Nova KBM to Apollo Global Management and helping Azerbaijani state-owned firm Southern Gas Corridor to make its bond market debut.

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For private-sector work, Rothschild remains the go-to house in CEE and the winner of this year’s award for best bank for advisory. In the current awards period, the bank once again advised on more M&A transactions than any other in the region, racking up $3 billion of league table credit from 24 deals. Highlights included acting for three state-controlled Indian energy companies on the acquisition of a $1.3

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