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Southeast Asia

Southeast Asian economies and corporates are continuing to develop rapidly and Credit Suisse continues to be at the forefront of this growth, offering investment banking and private banking products to companies and high net worth individuals.

Our Southeast Asia franchise extends across Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore.  In this region, we have some outstanding businesses which include a top tier private banking team, a leading structured lending business and resilient #11market positions in IBD (Investment Banking Department) and Equities.

Credit Suisse has made many of Southeast Asia’s landmark transactions possible and has an unparalleled record in advising clients on complex deals. Credit Suisse has received recognition over the years from various financial publications for its commitment to providing clients with superior services and advisory work. Highlights of our key 2012 awards are provided below:



The Asset 2012

Best Foreign Investment Bank in Indonesia (7thconsecutive year)


Best M&A House in Indonesia

Best Deal in Indonesia – Cikarang Listrindo US$500 million senior bond due in 2017


Best Private Bank in Indonesia

Best Foreign Investment Bank in Malaysia

Best Deal in Malaysia – IHH Healthcare US$2.15 billion IPO


Best Foreign Investment Bank in Singapore 

Best M&A House in Singapore


Best Foreign Investment Bank in Vietnam


Best M&A House in Vietnam


Best Deal in Vietnam – Vingroup US$300 million convertible bonds


Best Liability Management - Lippo Karawaci exchange offer and consent solicitation of existing 2015 bonds and reopening of 2019 bonds

FinanceAsia 2012

Best Indonesia Deal (Cikarang Listrindo’s $500 million seven-year bond and tender offer)


Best Vietnam Deal (Vincom’s US$185million CB and US$115 million tap)


Best Foreign Investment Bank in Indonesia (13thconsecutive year)


Best Foreign Investment Bank in Vietnam

AsiaMoney 2012

Best M&A (Heineken’s acquisition of Asia Pacific Breweries)


Best IPO (IHH Healthcare’s US$2.1 billion IPO)

Euromoney 2012

Best Investment Bank in Vietnam


Best Private Bank in Singapore

Asian Private Banker 2012

Best Private Bank in Indonesia

Across these six Southeast Asian countries, we will continue to focus on working together to leverage these market leading businesses to deliver the full bank to our clients. Our integrated banking model is a key differentiator for Credit Suisse, where the ultra-high net worth individuals, family offices and corporate segments are closely linked. More specifically, we have achieved incredible success individually across all six countries below:


Established in 1974, Credit Suisse is a leading foreign investment bank in Singapore and has executed some of the largest transactions with a broad range of clients. Singapore is also the execution hub for deals originating from Southeast Asia, a region in which Credit Suisse is currently the leading IBD franchise. Apart from our outstanding IBD business, we are also the #1 foreign equity broker and market leader for our fixed income franchise, a business which has helped many of our clients by providing depth, breadth and experience to help them get access to the solutions they are looking for.

Singapore acts as a regional base for our Private Banking and Wealth Management business. Credit Suisse’s Private Banking is well regarded as one of the top players in Singapore and has provided superior support and commitment to our key clients throughout the years. Our Asset Management team, comprising of the Core Investment (including our Multi Asset Class Solutions) and Alternative Investment businesses, provides clients with exposure across a wide variety of asset classes and offers solutions based on a broad range of products.


Indonesia is at the core of our Southeast Asia business and we have remained highly committed there for almost 20 years. We have built a dominant Investment Banking franchise and received multiple awards, including the Best Foreign Investment Bank from FinanceAsia (for the thirteenth consecutive year), the Asset 2012 Best Foreign Investment Bank (for the seventh consecutive year) and over 20 other industry awards in the past five years. Our Equities business has seen tremendous growth since establishment in 2007 and today, we have become the top foreign broker with a market share of approximately 6.36%. Our position in the market is further cemented by our Private Banking capabilities – we have won the Best Private Bank in Indonesia 2012 from The Asset and are well-recognized for our dedicated commitment and strong relationships.


Credit Suisse has demonstrated a long-term commitment to Malaysia with consistent engagement with corporates and the government. We have a solid investment banking track record, having won key awards such as the The Asset Best Foreign Investment Bank 2012 (for two consecutive years), Best Deal for IHH’s US$2bn IPO, Best Deal for Hong Leong’s 5bn Malaysian Ringgit acquisition of EON Capital and Finance Asia Best Deal for US$888m Bumi Armada IPO.

Credit Suisse’s dedicated equity platform ensures that we can meet increasing customer sophistication and demand. We have an unmatched dominance in equities and is currently ranked the #1 foreign equity broker in the country.


Since establishment in 1998, Credit Suisse has become the leading international investment bank in Thailand. Our team is at the forefront of equity offerings, and has led several large transactions, including Indorama’s US$400m follow on, Bangkok Dusit Medical’s US$700m block trade and Thai Air Asia US$140m IPO.

Credit Suisse’s equity leadership position can be further demonstrated by our #1 foreign market share, due to a high quality institutional client base coupled with unrivalled research capabilities to provide our clients with dedicated attention and expertise.


Credit Suisse has a strong IBD franchise in Philippines and has participated in several key deals, including the US$1.3bm bond issue by the Republic of the Philippines, US$750m bond issue by JG Summit, US$600m Exchangeable Bond for San Miguel. As a testimony of these successful transactions, we have won a number of prestigious awards over the past five years, including, 2009 Finance Asia Best Foreign Investment Bank. More recently, we have further built our presence by launching our equity brokerage and have since rapidly gained market share to become one of the top ten brokers in the country.


Credit Suisse has a solid IBD business in Vietnam and is well known by its unique fund raising solutions and excellent execution capabilities across a broad range of clients including the most important corporates and institutions of Vietnam. Our IBD business is currently ranked #11in Vietnam and we have won numerous awards including the Best Foreign Investment Bank 2012 from the Asset, Euromoney and FinanceAsia (four out of the past five years), reflecting the deep understanding of our dedicated team.

1)    Source: Dealogic

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