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Investment Banking

Equity Capital Markets

Berenberg’s Equity Capital Markets team has been involved in some of the largest and acknowledged transactions over the recent years. Thanks to our close relationships to an extensive investor universe around the world as well as comprehensive interactions with corporates, Berenberg managed to expand its ECM platform and outreach significantly. Since 2015 we have priced over 200 transactions in Europe and the US thereby raising close to €50 billion for companies and shareholders.

With over €27bn of total equity raised coming from Initial Public Offerings, Berenberg has built a deep understanding of the process, allowing the development of a noteworthy track record of successful listings. Similarly, Berenberg is proud to have accompanied companies and shareholders in over 150 Follow-On offerings, working closely with management and investors.

Despite Berenberg’s roots in Germany and nearly half of the transactions being completed in the German-speaking countries, Berenberg has built a significant hub in the United Kingdom with over a quarter of transactions pricing in London. Thanks to our international team we continue to expand into Continental Europe, specifically gaining reputable positions in France, the Nordics and the BeNeLux, raising nearly €10 billion in those regions. In 2018 Berenberg made the move across the pond, launching its ECM business in the United States. Within the short period of two years we already completed 11 transactions and raised equity worth over US$3 billion.

The success of Berenberg’s investment banking platform is reflected in the rankings where Berenberg kept its number-one position in the German-speaking region, measured by the number of ECM transactions since 2017. In addition, for three consecutive years, Berenberg has been awarded Best Bank for Small Cap Equity Capital Markets by Global Capital.

Our services:

  • IPOs
  • Capital increases with and without subscription rights
  • Reallocations
  • Takeover, mandatory and recapitalisation offers
  • Squeeze-out/delisting (privatisation)
  • Demergers and spin-offs
  • Dual-track processes
  • Stock buy-backs
  • Stock option programmes

> Overview ECM transactions

Debt Capital Markets

Our Debt Capital Markets team assists clients with the structuring and placement of all types of bonds, convertibles, hybrid bonds and promissory notes in the capital market as well as bond repurchase programs and tender offers. Over the last years, Berenberg was able to leverage its excellent relationships with investors to successfully place bonds and convertibles on the capital markets.

Berenberg has successfully placed debt transactions with a volume of around 5 billion Euros over the last two years.

Clients benefit from our team’s extensive experience from numerous completed transactions allowing us to offer comprehensive and tailor-made financing solutions.

Our services:

  • Bonds (investment grade, high-yield and hybrid bonds)
  • Convertible bonds
  • Promissory note loans
  • Bond redemption programmes
  • Tender Offers
  • Rating and debt advisory

> Overview DCM transactions

Corporate Broking

As corporate brokers, clients keep us on retainer to advise them long-term in all questions around the stock market and possible investors. We also assist company management in properly assessing the various interests of international investors. Berenberg has longstanding relationships with 900 institutional investors around the world and more than 850 listed companies in Europe, the UK and the US covered by our analysts. The knowledge from these relationships, our unique sales platform with offices in Hamburg, London, New York, Boston, San Francisco, Paris, Frankfurt and Zurich, and our numerous capital market activities make us first-class advisors for listed firms.

> Overview Corporate Broking Mandates

Your Contacts


ECM (Continental Europe)
Fabian de Smet
Phone +44 20 3207-7810


ECM (United Kingdom)
Chris Bowman
Phone +44 20 3753-3021


ECM (United States)
Zach Brantly
Tel. +1 646 949-9151


DCM (Continental Europe)
Fabian de Smet
Phone +44 20 3207-7810


Corporate Broking
Chris Bowman
Phone +44 20 3753-3021