Today, we are present in 14 European countries and being recognized for our work across the region as well as in specific countries, conveying the depth and breadth of our knowledge, both across and in markets
We accompanied our clients in their international expansion without losing our ambition: To provide the mid-market with access to advisory services, such as cross-border M&A; the design and execution of capital markets transactions which require considerable research and sales skills; and, corporate debt advisory services, including institutional level counterparties. We could see that while mid-market companies are most vulnerable in crises and most ripe for international expansion, compared to their larger counterparts, they rarely receive the sophisticated levels of support from investment banks that they deserve. We were ready to support these clients with the knowledge and skills they should expect of innovative and strategic banking teams with deep local roots and who really understand their businesses.
In 2010 we launched our M&A business and opened an office in Milan. We then formed a capital markets team in London and the Frankfurt team followed soon after that. Our clients in each of those markets benefited from our local experience while also enjoying the returns from our ability to generate and execute deal flow in other countries and regions. And that was just the beginning.
Between 2011 and 2012 we closed over 120 deals across five European countries. Today, we are present in 14 European countries and being recognized for our work across the region as well as in specific countries, conveying the depth and breadth of our knowledge, both across and in markets. We won the European Corporate Finance House of the Year 2019 at The Private Equity Awards, hosted by Real Deals magazine; we were ranked one of the top five Independent Advisors in Europe according to Mergermarket 2018 rankings; we were ranked as the second most successful independent advisor in EMEA by volume by Dealogic in 2017. And we’ve won awards for our services to the mid-market in France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the UK in recent years.