Investment Banking & Structured Finance

Capitalizing on a wide range of skills acquired over time and a proven market record, we offer tailor-made financial solutions by employing original and innovative products and services for M&A Advisory, Equity Capital Markets, Debt Capital Markets and Structured Finance.

Recognized for the efficiency of its professionals and the effectiveness of its solutions, Intesa Sanpaolo, through IMI Corporate & Investment Banking Division, has been selected as the lead bank by many well-known Italian and international companies, with whom it has established profitable and long-standing business relationships.

More specifically:

  • We are a major player in the Italian market acting in the placement of equity securities¹, with a strong leadership in organizing both new issues (IPOs) and boasts a significant experience in leading: capital increase operations, secondary placements and in the equity-linked market. Moreover, we can also provide an excellent Corporate Broking service to listed companies, assisting them in their relationships with the investors’ community and in maintaining stock liquidity;

  • We are a major player in the origination and issue² of Corporate bonds, Financial Institutions bonds, Sovereign and Supranational bonds, as well as in the Liability Management and in offering Rating & Capital Structure Advisory services. We also act as issuer both in the institutional investors and retail segments;

  • We are a guiding force in M&A Advisory³ activity in Italy, covering different sectors and customer segments. We offer a wide and complete portfolio of Advisory services, in both the national and international market;

  • We are the main player on the international market for Structured Financeoffering our domestic and international clients a complete range of loan market products and related services, including: structured finance transactions for corporate M&A purpose, financing and advisory- to-arrange activity in Project Finance and Industry Specialised Lending in both private and public sectors, financial advisory and structured financing in the Real Estate market, Leveraged and Acquisition Finance, medium-long term syndicated corporate finance transactions (i.e. business plan financing and/or refinancing facilities) and Loan Agency specialized services in relation to structured and syndicated transactions.

1 #1 in Italian IPO market, for a total of 70 deals leaded as Global Coordinator on Euronext Milan since 2000. Source: Refinitiv/Eikon.

2 Among the major players in the Italian bond market during the last 10 years (ranked #2 Bookrunner in 2022 and in the 2016-3Q 2023 in the general ranking), with an increasing and stronger international presence. Source: Refinitiv/Eikon.

3 #3 for M&A operations closed in the last ten years (341 deals in 2013 2022) for a value of approx. EUR 105Bn, #1 for transactions value in 1H2023. Source: Refinitiv/Eikon.

4 #1 in Italy for transactions value, with more than 1,300 structured and coordinated deals as MLA and more than 500 as Bookrunner in 2007-2022. Source: Dealogic - Italy Loan Analytics.

The data indicated in the above notes are referred to 2022.

A complete portfolio of advisory services, supporting the client in all phases of a transaction, acting also as project manager.

Support to companies with special equity-related financial needs or seeking a listing.

Services for the activity of raising debt capital.

One of Italy's main intermediaries involved in creating innovative, tailor-made structured finance solutions.

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