Investment Banking

Working with Merrill Lynch in India gives clients access to capabilities of a leading global investment bank and the proven experience, track record and local market knowledge of one of the oldest foreign investment banks in India. Our global presence, product platform, expertise and issuer-investor relationships are competitive advantages in addressing our clients’ complete investment banking needs. Close interaction with Merrill Lynch worldwide translates into seamless service for clients. We leverage our extensive client base, global strengths, financial capabilities and capital resources to help clients access the capital markets locally and globally, providing innovative strategies and strategic financing and advisory services.

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Merrill Lynch offers extensive experience in India and a leading position in facilitating the largest, most complex domestic and cross-border transactions and funding. We provide clients with financial advice and assist them in restructuring, divestitures, acquisitions, de-mergers, spin-offs, joint ventures, privatization, and takeover defense mechanisms. We have executed several landmark M&A transactions. Our M&A team consist of dedicated industry specialists with extensive experience in complex transaction structuring.

Equity capital markets

  • Merrill Lynch has played a pioneering role in the evolution of Indian equity markets having managed several marquee and transformational offerings and introducing innovative products and new sectors to the markets. Our extensive and seamless global distribution platform combined with our expertise and deep knowledge of Indian markets make us among the leading players in the Indian markets. We led the country’s first 100% book built issue, the first IPO with anchor investor tranche as well as India’s biggest IPO and largest ever equity issue to date. We also helped in taking Indian companies to the world and led India’s first sponsored American Depository Receipts transaction. We were also book runners to India’s first International Depository Receipt offering. Merrill Lynch has been banker of choice when companies from new sectors including aviation, wireless telecom, biotech, private sector banking and port assets entered the capital markets. Globally, Merrill Lynch is a leading arranger of equity and equity-linked products, with more than US$ 1 trillion raised for our corporate clients over the last five years.

    Merrill Lynch is a leading equity franchise in India, having raised US$ 62 billion in 120 issuances since 2001. Our global distribution platform comprises institutional equity sales professionals, traders and analysts, all working closely to serve thousands of institutional accounts across multiple exchanges and in different countries across continents.

Debt capital markets

  • Merrill Lynch represents a premier debt platform with comprehensive product suite, excellent investor relationships, deep market insight and innovative structuring capabilities to provide highly creative solutions to clients’ debt capital raising needs. We are among the global leaders across a full spectrum of debt solutions and asset classes. Over the last five years, we led over 1,600 deals globally with close to US$ 1.8 trillion raised for clients in the US dollar investment grade bond markets. Our leadership position is backed by a strong presence in the Indian local market coupled with a huge network of global debt workforce that enables us to provide services across Indian Rupee as well as foreign currencies, making us a single stop solution of choice for clients. Since the reopening of the global debt markets following the global financial crisis, we were one of the first to take some of the largest Indian corporations and banks to the international debt markets. We have also been pioneers in bringing offshore multinational clients to the domestic Indian rupee markets for their local needs.

    Our global leadership in debt capital markets is backed by a robust team of debt sales, structuring, trading and origination professionals globally with a stronger presence in the Asia Pacific region.

Merchant Banker Issuances