|BEST BANK: UniCredit
BEST DEBT HOUSE: Lehman Brothers
BEST EQUITY HOUSE: Mediobanca
BEST M&A HOUSE: Lehman Brothers
Although some of Italy’s smaller banks have arguably been the best performers in the domestic market of late, among the bigger players UniCredit’s dynamism outshines rivals such as Sanpaolo IMI. In investment banking UniCredit tops the league tables for bond issuance and is the second-highest ranked Italian bank in equity capital markets after Mediobanca, which takes the award for best equity house in Italy.
Mediobanca has arguably the best secondary market franchise in the country and tops the league tables in all categories.