National Bank of Greece Best debt house
Best equities house
Best M&A house
National Bank of Greece still dwarfs all other local banks in terms of size and scope and puts in a highly respectable performance in the main capital markets product areas, making it once again the best bank in the country.
CSFB, the country?s best debt house, has continued to build on its long-standing Greek franchise. It is comfortably at the top of the bond league tables, and can boast a wide range of types of issuer clients. Highlights for CSFB include a joint bookrunner role on a e1.25 billion 10-year deal for OTE, and a similar role on a dollar-denominated dual-tranche issue for Coca-Cola HBC. It was also the sole bookrunner on a Swiss franc deal for the Hellenic Republic.
In equities, Citigroup was in two of the most meaningful deals. It did the Opap privatization with CSFB and an accelerated bookbuild for National Bank of Greece with Merrill Lynch.
Goldman Sachs clinches almost a third of the volume in the small Greek M&A market, advising Vodafone in its acquisition of the shares it did not previously own in its Greek subsidiary.