Awards for Excellence 2008: Greece
Best bank: Eurobank EFG
Eurobank EFG, Greece’s second-largest bank, impressed the markets with strong growth at home and abroad, where it is building an impressive franchise in southeastern Europe.
The performance of its leading retail business was complemented by the bank’s sophistication in corporate and investment banking, in which it is the leading Greek institution. The bank enhanced its reputation this year through its involvement in project finance deals including the Thessaloniki Underwater By-pass and the Ionian Highway.
Deutsche Bank stands out as the investment bank of the year in Greece as a result of its strong showing across the board. It helped its Greek clients achieve a number of landmark acquisitions, particularly in the shipping sector, where it advised and helped finance Excel Maritime on its $2.4