Press release | 01 Apr 2021
GlobalCapital ECM Awards

Berenberg named ‘Best Bank for Small Cap Equity Markets’ in the GlobalCapital ECM Awards for the fourth consecutive year

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Hamburg. For the fourth consecutive year, Berenberg has been named the Best Bank for Small Cap Equity Markets in the GlobalCapital ECM awards. The prestigious award from GlobalCapital recognises the continued growth of the Berenberg platform in global capital markets.

Following a record year for the Bank in 2020, Berenberg acted on approx. 70 Investment Banking transactions in 2020 across a range of markets which, in addition to the DACH region, included Belgium, The Netherlands, France, the Nordic region and Spain, providing global companies with a total of €15 billion in capital. Notable transactions included a €200 million sell-down in Fluidra, the €340 million treasury share sale in CompuGroup, the €252 million IPO of UnifiedPost, and a SEK7.3 billion capital increase for Embracer. Berenberg played a key role in raising capital for Eurofins Scientific to increase its Covid-19 testing capacity as well as the Germany-headquartered Covid-19 vaccine pioneers CureVac and BioNTech in their US offerings to fund the further vaccine development, respectively. In total, the Bank closed 67 transactions with an issue volume of €14.8 billion in the past year.

“We are delighted to have received this award as it recognizes our efforts to provide first-class ECM services to global companies. We are proud of the business we have built in recent years and still excited about future opportunities”, says Fabian de Smet, Head of Investment Banking Continental Europe.