Investment Banking - Statistics & Facts
Statistics and facts about investment banking
An investment bank is a type of financial institution that is somewhat different to those found in the commercial banking sector. Investment banks provide services that assist governments, corporations and individuals in raising capital by acting as an underwriter or agent by issuing securities.
An investment bank may also provide equity to help companies with expansionary goals. The equity invested may be what the organization requires to make an initial public offering and thus gain access to capital markets. The investment bank would aid the newly floated company by issuing bonds to raise debt capital and then by finding buyers for those bonds. It would also take care of the bureaucratic side of the flotation and support the organization in an advisory capacity allowing the company to raise capital for expansion. Mergers and acquisitions-or the facilitation of company mergers or buyouts - also falls under the remit of an investment bank and are often very lucrative deals indeed. In return for the services it provides, an investment bank takes a fee. The fee structures generally include success fees, breakup fees, minimum transaction fees and expense reimbursements. The fee system is an important source of income for investment banks.
Investment banks are heavily reliant on the success of their operations, which, in free market economics, is never guaranteed. In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, tighter regulation of investment banking practices has, to some extent, reigned in the frivolous, high-risk investment culture that had become commonplace on Wall Street, earning the investment banking sector its alternative name ‘casino banking’. Despite this fact, the number of investment fund industry employees continues to steadily increase..
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|Global market share of the revenue of the leading investment bank||8%||Details →|
|Market capitalization of HSBC||193,794m||Details →|
|Global investment banking fee||$86.9bn||Details →|
|Brand value of the largest investment bank||$10,821m||Details →|
|Top leading investment bank in the world by the value of managed M&A deals||Goldman Sachs||Details →|
|Number of M&A deals made by the leading investment bank worldwide 2015||143||Details →|
|The leading U.S. investment bank by value of M&A deals||Goldman Sachs||Details →|
- Leading global investment banks 2015, by fees+Leading global investment banks 2015, by fees
Leading investment banks worldwide in 2015, by fees (in million U.S. dollars)
- Leading financial adivsors to global M&A 2015, by deal value+Leading financial adivsors to global M&A 2015, by deal value
Leading financial advisors to global merger and acquisition deals in 2015, by deal value (in billion U.S. dollars)
- Revenue of global investment banks globally, by product group 2017+Revenue of global investment banks globally, by product group 2017
Revenue of largest investment banks worldwide, by product group as of January 2017 (in million U.S. dollars)
- Financial advisors ranked by M&A deal count in Europe 2016Financial advisors ranked by M&A deal count in Europe 2016
- Leading financial adivsors to global M&A 2015, by deal valueLeading financial adivsors to global M&A 2015, by deal value
- Revenue of global investment banks globally, by product group 2017Revenue of global investment banks globally, by product group 2017
- Market share of revenue of leading global investment banks 2017Market share of revenue of leading global investment banks 2017
- Financial advisors ranked by M&A transactions value in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016Financial advisors ranked by M&A transactions value in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016