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Equities

Berenberg is a leading adviser in the European equity markets.

Building on our strength and expertise across all industry sectors, we continue to expand the breadth and depth of our research, sales and trading services. We provide local market knowledge from our offices in Hamburg, Frankfurt, London, Paris and Zurich, and also cover selected international equities.

We help our corporate and institutional clients access Europe’s equity markets to meet a range of needs including IPOs and secondary placements. In addition, Berenberg offers full liquidity in European companies through our large share of trading activity. We are active on all the major exchanges and offer a range of trading strategies, including direct market access and algorithmic trading.

Our equity teams are committed to building long-term relationships with all our clients based on high levels of integrity and impartiality as well as the quality of our research. Our clients value Berenberg’s autonomy as a privately-owned bank and our focus on confidentiality.

Client Relationship Management

Greg Swallow
Phone +44 20 3207 7833

Client Relationship Management

Laura Cooper
Phone +1 646 445-7200
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Equity Research

Berenberg's team of analysts cover nearly 600 European equities across all industry sectors:

  • Consumer
  • Financials
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Materials
  • Energy
  • Technology, media and telecoms. 

We continue to extend the breadth and depth of coverage to reflect changing business conditions throughout the region.

Our research is based on a successful stockpicking approach. We select investment ideas using robust and rigorous analysis of financial information and management capabilities, which we combine with a thorough understanding of the issues that influence the behaviour of stock prices.

Based on thorough analysis of the competitive environment our analysts identify well-managed companies with a market position that permits them to sustain and increase returns on capital at attractive levels.

Gunnar Cohrs
Phone +44 203 465 2739

Laura Janssens
Phone +44 203 465 2739
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Equity Institutional Sales

Berenberg partners with more than 500 institutional investors across Europe and the US. We provide an expert and attentive level of service, where each member of the team looks after a small and manageable number of clients. This approach enables us to develop a deep understanding of your investment preferences and objectives.

We combine local market insight and access with expert knowledge of the broader European equity markets. Our teams are based in Germany, France, Switzerland, the UK and the US, which allows us to work with institutional investors locally and in your own language. 

Berenberg’s partnership structure and size allows us to make decisions quickly and help you take advantage of investment opportunities in the equity markets as they arise. We have built on this foundation to establish Berenberg as one of the most trusted partners for institutional equity investors in Europe.

We provide broader support by putting institutional investors into direct contact with management teams of listed companies through roadshows and individual visits. In addition, we organise regular conferences at which selected companies are available to provide information and discuss issues with investors.

Hamburg

Marco Weiß
Phone +49 40 350 60-719

London

David Mortlock
Phone +44 20 3207-7800

Zürich

Carsten Kinder
Phone +41 44 283-2024

Paris

Dalila Farigoule
Phone +33 1 5844-9510

Frankfurt

Jörg Wenzel
Phone +49 69 91 30 90-743

London

Miel Bakker
Phone +44 20 3207-7800

New York

Peter Nichols
Phone +1 646 445-7200
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Equity Execution

Berenberg is a leading bank involved in trading European equities on electronic exchanges. We cover all areas of the market including small, mid and large cap stocks. Our clients include most European institutional investors as well as many other global institutions. This reach allows us to execute a large volume of transactions over the counter (OTC) with minimal market impact.

Berenberg is a member of Deutsche Börse, Borsa Italiana, NYSE Euronext, SIX Swiss Exchange, the Vienna Stock Exchange, the London Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ OMX Nordic. In addition, Berenberg offers access to other multilateral trading systems (MTFs) such as Chi-X and Turquoise.

Our trading team is based in Hamburg and provides direct access to individual stock exchanges. In addition, we provide sophisticated trading strategies, such as use of our algorithmic technology. They are complement by our equity sales team, which offers first-class advice on execution and access to the full resources of Berenberg.

Lars Schwartau
Phone +49 40 350 60-450
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Equity Capital Markets

Berenberg has built its pan-European equity capital markets business on the breadth and depth of our global equity distribution platform and the access we provide to the deepest pool of international investors. The strength of our relationships with institutional investors is underpinned by generating high quality thought-leading equity research in an international context which serves the changing requirements of an investment community that no longer looks at a company within the narrow confines of a single geographic market.

We provide access to international equity markets meeting the full range of needs for our corporate and institutional clients. This includes but is not limited to: IPOs, capital increases such as rights issues, secondary placings, share buybacks, stock option programme transactions and public takeovers. Our ability to successfully execute transactions on behalf of our clients reflects the strength of our distribution capabilities. Our impressive contribution on some high profile transactions has been clearly recognised by both our clients and market participants and commentators alike.

Having successfully completed 27 equity placements with a total transaction volume of more than EUR 8.5bn in 2015, Berenberg has once again underlined its outstanding position in Equity Capital Markets (ECM). Berenberg ranks number one in terms of ECM transactions in the D/A/CH region. The CHF 2.3bn IPO of the Swiss Telecom provider Sunrise and the EUR 1.2bn IPO of Deutsche Pfandbriefbank (pbb) are examples of the landmark transactions Berenberg has executed.

In terms of capital increases in 2015, Berenberg contributed to Rocket Internet’s successful EUR 589m capital raise. Berenberg acted as sole global coordinator in the capital increase for the real estate company Aroundtown in Luxembourg. Furthermore Berenberg executed successful transactions for the Swiss construction materials group AFG and the UK real estate company Market Tech.

A combination of the strength of the Berenberg global equity distribution platform, and our team of highly experienced equity capital markets professionals with extensive transaction expertise, allows us to provide tailored and bespoke advice to corporate and institutional clients. Our decision making process is also both fast and flexible. Crucially, we are always looking beyond any single event or transaction to form long-term partnerships with our clients and to support their overall relationships with the equity markets. 

Head of Equity Capital Markets

Oliver Diehl
Phone +49 69 91 30 90-730
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Debt Capital Markets

Our team provides issuers of all kinds of bonds, convertible bonds and promissory notes (Schuldscheindarlehen) access to the international debt capital markets. With the successful placement of numerous transactions over the last years, Berenberg has constantly improved its strong track record and expanded its client base, including European corporates, sub-sovereigns, agencies and financial institutions.

In 2015, Berenberg successfully completed 31 primary market transactions for clients like Aurelius, Investitionsbank Berlin and the Province of Lower Austria, with a total volume of appr. EUR 1.6bn. A special highlight was the placement of a EUR 450m pre-IPO convertible bond for Aroundtown Property Holdings. Moreover, our team was honoured with the “Marine Money Deal of the Year Award” due to the outstanding performance at the issuance of a EUR 250m high-yield bond for Hapag-Lloyd.

We have been able to keep our performance going strong in early 2016, adding the placement of straight bonds for CA Immobilien Anlagen and the Hypo Tirol Bank as well as the issuance of a convertible bond for Grand City Properties to our track record of successful deals.

The clients appreciate and benefit from our extensive transaction expertise and our comprehensive advisory approach along with the excellent placement power of our international sales teams at five locations.

Our core strengths include:

  • High placement power thanks to excellent access to German and international long-term oriented institutional investors and high net worth individuals
  • International sales force
  • Independent and tailored advice
  • Long-term orientation
  • Fast decision-making processes
  • Close cooperation with fixed income research and sales-desk analysts

Our service portfolio encompasses:

  • Bonds (Investment grade and high-yield bonds, hybrid bonds)
  • Convertible bonds
  • Promissory notes (Schuldscheindarlehen)
  • Bond buyback programmes
  • Rating and debt advisory 

Kai Lutrov
Phone +49 69 91 30 90-65

Jennifer Rojahn
Phone +49 69 9130 90-562
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M&A Advisory

Berenberg's M&A Advisory Team provides comprehensive advice on all matters of strategic importance to financial investors, companies and family offices.

Over the past few years we have improved our markets position as strategic advisor for complex transactions. We have particular expertise in the following four sectors:

  • Telecoms, media and technology
  • Consumer goods and wholesale/retail trading
  • Pharmaceuticals, healthcare and chemicals
  • Industrial goods and services

Our clients benefit from the expertise of our specialists and the independence of our company, which allows us to provide impartial advice without any conflicts of interests.

Berenberg's M&A Advisory team provides comprehensive advice on structuring and executing corporate transactions.
We are a leading independent adviser for

  • mergers and acquisitions,
  • management buyouts and buy-ins
  • public takeovers
  • defensive strategies for listed companies
  • ways to resolve conflicts of interest between shareholders
  • succession planning
  • complying with competition and merger regulations.

Close co-operation between our industry specialist and capital markets team enables us to provide a comprehensive approach to our advisory work. We combine product expertise with deep knowledge of the core industries in which your business operates.

Our international client base includes exchange-listed and privately held companies, entrepreneurs and private banking clients, private equity funds, family offices, foundations and trustees, as well as national and state governments and sovereign wealth funds.

Head of M&A Advisory

Christoph Bregulla
Phone +49 69 91 30 90-64
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Corporate Broking

Berenberg’s long term relationship based approach to client service together with its unique equities platform covering the UK, Europe and US makes it the natural partner to listed companies, providing trusted advice as a retained corporate broker.  Our  unrivalled global distribution platform, operating institutional sales and trading desks in London, New York, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Paris, Hamburg, Frankfurt and Zurich allows us to give our corporate broking clients a deep insight into the market pulse in their stock.

As the second oldest bank in the world, our foundations are built on an ethos of being the trusted, long-term advisor; developing, enduring relationships to ensure our clients achieve their aims.  

Sector focused, thought-leading equity research underpins everything we do.  Drawing on the deep knowledge base of over 100 research analysts, covering 28 industry sectors and over 600 stocks, supported by a highly experienced equity sales team of over 50 individuals, our corporate financiers and brokers bridge the gap between our corporate clients and the capital markets. Our UK corporate offering is led by experienced financiers and brokers with many years working in the UK mid-market. As well as ongoing corpoate broking we are skilled at advising on IPO’s, secondary fundraisings (both public and private), mergers and acquisitions, convertible and bond issuances with an ability to execute in virtually every sector reflecting the waterfront research coverage at Berenberg.

When our clients want to use the capital markets we have an enviable track record of delivery.   Raising over €19 billion of new capital since 2013, we understand what it takes to close a transaction.  Our relationships with the investment community in the UK, Europe and the US are demonstrated by our proven ability to execute and raise significant finance in all market conditions.

We were Extel ranked 1st and 2nd in 2014 and 2015, respectively, as the Pan-European Small & Mid Caps Broker.

Head of Corporate Broking

Head of Corporate Broking Chris Bowman
Phone +44 20 3753 3021
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