Investment Bank

Investment Banking & Capital Markets at a glance.

Credit Suisse’s Investment Banking & Capital Markets division offers a broad range of investment banking products and services which include advisory services related to M&A, divestitures, and takeover defense strategies, as well as debt and equity offerings. We also offer derivative transactions related to these activities. Our clients include leading corporations, financial institutions, financial sponsors, ultra-high-net-worth individuals, and sovereign clients.


With teams located across the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific regions, our bankers offer clients the local market expertise combined with access to a global network and platform.

Best-in-class advice that enables clients to achieve their strategy goals

Credit Suisse's leading, global M&A franchise supports a broad range of corporates and institutions in their strategic decision-making process. Our M&A bankers have extensive expertise in cross-border M&A and highly complex transactions. Our offerings include advice on acquisitions, corporate sales, mergers, spin-offs, divestitures, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts, privatizations, recapitalizations, proxy contests, shareholder activism, and takeover defense.

Access to capital and execution expertise that helps position clients for growth

Few banks match Credit Suisse when it comes to our experience in the capital markets. Our clients rely on us to provide advice and design solutions that suit distinctive and dynamic needs. Our capital markets specialists, many of whom have spent decades in the financial services industry, help issuers establish lasting, meaningful dialogue with the broadest possible array of investors.


Equity Capital Markets Solutions

The Equity Capital Markets Solutions Group (ECMS) oversees the bank's activities in the primary equity and equity-linked markets. The Group provides support in the origination of primary market transactions and manages the structuring, syndication, marketing and distribution of these transactions.


ECMS also assists clients with both pre-and post-transaction communications. The Group's scope of activities is designed to help our clients succeed in ever-changing market environments. Our offering ranges from the largest privatizations, initial public offerings and secondary placements to smaller public transactions, private placements and equity-related transactions.


Debt Capital Markets Solutions

Credit Suisse has one of the most accomplished credit franchises in the financial services industry. As a leading counterparty, the Debt Capital Market Solutions Group (DCMS) advises fixed income issuers on a range of transactions from plain vanilla financings to liability management advice, structured finance and hedging and derivatives transactions.


Our specialists are responsible for the structuring, underwriting and syndication of a full range of products, including investment grade and leveraged loans, investment grade and high-yield bonds, as well as unit transactions. Credit Suisse is also a leading provider of committed financing, including bridge and mezzanine finance.

Helping corporate clients solve their most challenging strategic problems 

Credit Suisse's specialized global industry groups provide the in-depth industry knowledge our clients need. Each industry is covered by senior professionals with extensive experience in sector-specific execution.


Our dedicated industry experts stand ready to help clients realize their strategic objectives. Our industry coverage groups include:

  • Financial Institutions
  • Healthcare
  • Global Industrials
  • Oil and Gas
  • Power and Renewables
  • Real Estate
  • Retail and Consumer Products
  • Technology, Media & Telecom

Credit Suisse's specialized global industry groups provide the in-depth industry knowledge our clients need. Each industry is covered by senior professionals with extensive sector-specific execution experience.

Our dedicated industry experts stand ready to help you with your initiatives. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Financial Institutions
  • Financial Sponsors
  • Global Energy: Oil & Gas
  • Healthcare
  • Retail and Consumer Products
  • Real Estate
  • Technology, Media & Telecom


We work with a wide range of clients to optimize opportunity across the board. This includes clients representing large corporations, small businesses, financial sponsors, government organizations, and asset managers. The Division has advised some of the world's largest companies on complex mergers and acquisitions as well as equity, debt and other capital raisings.


We are a leader in innovating new and creative ideas for clients which help them access the best and most efficient capital sources. We combine our industry and area coverage groups' global footprint with the bank's product expertise to deliver these solutions efficiently and effectively to clients. 

Leading advisor to the global private equity community

The Financial Sponsor Coverage Group is responsible for delivering Credit Suisse’s powerful leveraged finance, equity and M&A franchises to private equity firms and their portfolio companies. The Group has a global footprint and covers more than 200 financial sponsors around the world.

Dedicated investment banking coverage of family offices and successful entrepreneurs

The Ultra-High-Net-Worth (UHNW) Coverage Group is a dedicated investment banking team delivering institutional products and services to large family offices and successful entrepreneurs in the U.S. UHNW Coverage provides access to the full suite of Credit Suisse origination and execution capabilities, including M&A, direct investments, co-investments, structured trades, private placements, and capital markets. The Group also offers securities and alternatives-backed lending, deposit and custody and execution solutions.

Our clients frequently discuss the extensive challenges they face in today's market. Many old paradigms have shifted or disappeared altogether. Activism poses a looming and continuous challenge, making corporate governance even more complex. The economic picture in all regions remains dynamic and sustainable global growth continues to be elusive.


Against this backdrop, key strategic decisions to drive growth, increase returns, or gain a competitive edge are difficult and complex. Capital allocation, value creation, acquisition or disposal possibilities, and optimal balance sheet structures are frequent topics of discussion as our clients evaluate the range of opportunities available to them.


Our Credit Suisse Corporate Insights series offers clients our perspectives on evaluating the key and critical decision points they regularly face.

Access to new and emerging opportunities around the world

With new areas and markets emerging as major players on the global stage, our clients in and outside these regions are seeking differentiated opportunities for growth. At Credit Suisse, we help our clients in both developed and emerging markets participate in these developments by leveraging our local intelligence and  global platform across Latin America, Emerging Europe, The Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

Important Notice to Certain Customers of Credit Suisse Securities (USA)LLC and Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited Regarding Customer Asset Protection Company ("CAPCO")

CAPCO has announced that it will no longer be offering insurance coverage to the broker-dealer community and that, as a consequence, it will not renew either the ExcessSIPC Surety Bond or the ExcessFSCS Surety Bond (together, the "Bonds") previously purchased by each of Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC ("CSSU") and Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited ("CSSEL") (respectively) when the Bonds expire. Accordingly, on February 16, 2009, the excess insurance coverage available to Customers of CSSU or CSSEL (as the case may be) will expire. For more information, please visit


CSSU remains a member of Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC).SIPC plays an important role in the overall system of investor protection in the United States by, in certain specified situations, restoring funds to investors with assets in the hands of bankrupt and otherwise financially troubled brokerage firms. When a brokerage firm is closed due to bankruptcy or other financial difficulties and customer assets are missing,SIPC steps in as quickly as possible and, within certain limits, works to return customers’ cash, stock, and other securities.


You may obtain more information about SIPC, including a brochure entitled "How SIPCProtects You, by contacting SIPC" at:


Securities Investor Protection Corporation
805 15th St. NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005-2215
Tel: (202) 371-8300
Fax: (202) 371-6728


You may also visit SIPC’s website at SIPCcurrently provides $500,000 of net equity protection, including $100,000 for claims for cash awaiting reinvestment ( SIPCprotection). SIPCprotection applies when a SIPC member firm fails financially and is unable to meet obligations to securities clients, but it does not protect against losses from the rise and fall in the market value of investments and does not cover all assets.


CSSEL is a broker-dealer which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority in the United Kingdom and is not a member of SIPC.


Contact your Client Service Representative if you have any questions.

  1. Private Banking USA customers of CSSU will continue to have a level of excess SIPC coverage after February 16, 2009 by arrangement with Pershing LLC. If you are a Private Banking USA customer, please contact your Private Banking USA relationship manager for further details.

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