Awards for excellence - Central Asia
BEST INVESTMENT BANK
BEST DEBT HOUSE
Bank TuranAlem wins the best bank in CIS award for its ambitious strategy to become the biggest private bank in the region, as outlined by its chairman, Saduakas Mameshtegi.
Bank TuranAlem bought a 49% stake in Georgian Silk Road Bank, in March, and it is also bidding for banks in Armenia and Azerbaijan. It already owns banks in Belarus and Ukraine, and in Moscow and Omsk in Russia.
Ansher Capital wins Euromoney's new award for best central Asian investment bank. Ansher has expanded out of Uzbekistan, setting up offices in Kazakhstan and Moscow, and has established links with a leading local firm in Kyrgyzstan in its bid to become the first pan-regional advisory firm in the region. In Uzbekistan, it advised Uzbekneftegaz on its $1 billion production sharing agreement with LUKoil, as well as arranging Uzbekistan's largest bond offering so far, for Amamtaytau Goldfields. In Kazakhstan, it advised Kazakh investor TKA in its acquisition of 57% of Eurasia Group.
ABN Amro wins the best debt house in central Asia, in part thanks to its excellent oil and gas team, which has done large financings for some of the biggest oil fields in the region, including TengizChevroil's $1.1