|BEST BANK: Fortis
BEST DEBT HOUSE: JPMorgan
BEST EQUITY HOUSE: KBC
BEST M&A HOUSE: ABN Amro
JPMorgan was arguably the most impressive debt house in Belgium last year, having worked on a variety of deals including a sovereign and two corporate deals but the equity and M&A markets proved more exciting.
KBC takes the award for best equity house, having led four out of the year’s five IPOs, including the largest deal of the year, the $1.1 billion IPO of Telenet. The bank also has the strongest position in the local secondary market making.