Credit Suisse provides a full range of Investment Banking services in Australia, and with its strategic alliance partner, First New Zealand Capital, offers services in New Zealand.
In Australia, this spans debt and equity underwriting, sales and trading, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged finance, investment research, prime brokerage and fixed income services. Credit Suisse announced in 2006 the purchase of a 25% equity stake in E.L. & C. Baillieu Stockbroking Ltd., in a move to further strengthen its distribution capabilities in Australia.
Credit Suisse, which ranked #4 in terms of Australian Stock Exchange turnover market share in 2007, engages in a broad range of activities for investors in Australia and overseas, including sales, trading, financing, prime brokerage and market-making in equity and equity related securities, derivatives, options, futures, risk management and hedging products.
In its Investment Banking Department, Credit Suisse provides high quality financial advisory, underwriting and arrangement services. The group has been a market leader for more than 30 years, specializing in structuring and executing large, innovative and often complex deals that not only create new opportunities for our major clients but also have the potential to transform the Australian financial landscape. Credit Suisse finds new ways to raise capital and bring fresh thinking to financial restructures. Its expertise has been behind many of the most complex and challenging corporate transactions in Australia in recent times.
Credit Suisse is consistently ranked by independent financial data consultants as a leading investment bank across Australia in terms of market share. Some landmark investment banking transactions include:
- Westfield – Equity Deal of the Year (2007 CFO Australia)
- Dyno Nobel – Best IPO (2006 AsiaMoney)
- PBL Media - Most Innovative Deal (2006 FinanceAsia)
- Goodman Fielder – IPO of the Year (2006 CFO Australia)
- Myer - Best Leveraged Finance Deal (2006, AsiaMoney)
- BIS Cleanaway – Buyout of the Year (2006 Asian Venture Capital Journal) and Most Innovative Deal (2006 The Asset)
Credit Suisse is authorized by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission to conduct investment business, and through its securities arm is a member of the Australian stock exchange.