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The year is already shaping up to be a vintage for negotiators, with a frenetic first half resulting in record fees and no sign of clearing the pipeline. The 25 bankers on Financial newsThe roster of rising stars in investment banking has been at the forefront of the boom.
FN interviewed senior executives, negotiators, competitors and mentors to identify the leaders who are making waves in Europe, whether they are those climbing the ladder in big Wall Street companies or the people working on the most great deals with store advisors.
This year’s rankings inevitably included more drivers and shakers in equity capital markets, as special-purpose acquisition companies have become a major revenue driver, alongside a boom in initial public offerings and fundraising. funds driven by Covid-19.
Investment banks made $ 13.4 billion in commissions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in the first six months of 2021, according to data provider Dealogic, the best start to the year on record in the region, which selected a list of the top 25 even toughest negotiators.
Impressively, many of this year’s rising stars have taken on bigger roles or worked on some of the biggest deals over the past 12 months without setting foot in the office due to Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.
Profiles of: Paul Clarke and David Rothnie