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Debt Capital markets: Takeovers mean all change in DCM league table

Global DCM Bookrunner Ranking – First 9 months 2008
Rank Bookrunner Deal value ($bn) % share
1 Barclays Capital 313.2 8.7
2 JPMorgan 287.3 8.0
3 Deutsche Bank 227.3 6.3
4 Citi 215.3 6.0
5 Merrill Lynch 192.0 5.4
6 UBS 177.8 5.0
7 RBS 169.9 4.7
8 Goldman Sachs 151.5 4.2
9 Credit Suisse 151.0 4.2
10 Bank of America 142.2 4.0
... And After?
1 Bank of America 334.2 9.4
2 Barclays Capital 313.2 8.7
Source: Dealogic

It will take months if not years before we know with any certainty who the ultimate winners from the financial crisis will be. But having purchased the US businesses of Lehman Brothers it seems that Barclays Capital will be among them.

The immediate impact of the acquisition is that it is now the biggest underwriter of debt. According to Dealogic, it has leapt to the top of the end of plus Lehman’s US bond deals, third-quarter global DCM league table, ahead of JPMorgan.

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