KUALA LUMPUR: Maybank Investment Bank (Maybank IB) clinched the top awards of the investment banking categories at the recent FinanceAsia Country Awards 2021.
It said in a statement it was named “Best Investment Bank”, “Best ECM House” and “Best DCM House”.
Maybank IB also won “Best Bond House”, “Best Equity House” and “Best Institutional Broker in Malaysia” in the 15th Alpha Southeast Asia (Alpha SEA) Best FI Awards 2021.
This is Maybank IB’s second consecutive year being named “Best Investment Bank” by FinanceAsia and “Best Institutional Broker” by Alpha SEA, and its third time winning “Best DCM House” by FinanceAsia and “Best Bond House” by Alpha SEA.
Maybank IB chief executive officer Fad’l Mohamed (pic) said: “Like many companies, our teams at Maybank IB had to quickly pivot to respond to the challenges brought on by the pandemic.
“We are humbled to receive these accolades against this backdrop and would like to thank our clients for their trust in us. This will spur us on to do better, to continue to come up with innovative solutions that employ a sustainability-first approach.”
Despite a challenging year in 2020 due to both domestic and global uncertainties, Maybank IB’s philosophy of being client-focused and solutions-driven has enabled it to continue to deliver landmark transactions such as Sime Darby Property Berhad’s RM800mil Asean Sustainability SRI Sukuk Musharakah, and MR D.I.Y. Group (M) Bhd’s RM1.5bil IPO.
Maybank IB acted as the sole principal adviser, sole lead arranger and joint lead manager for the Sime Darby Property transaction, which marked several firsts.
It said the five-year RM150mil tranche of the issuance was the first sustainability Sukuk globally based on the Shariah principle of Musharakah and the first Asean Sustainability SRI Sukuk issued by a real estate developer.
MR D.I.Y. Group’s IPO was the largest IPO in Malaysia since July 2017 and the largest ever retail sector IPO in Malaysia.
For the IPO, Maybank IB acted as the joint placement agent, joint global coordinator, joint bookrunner, joint managing underwriter and joint underwriter for this transaction.
Maybank IB was also the sole Asean-based bank mandated for Petronas' US$6bil global medium term notes in 2020.
It said the global bond offering was Southeast Asia's largest ever international bond issuance then and set a new benchmark, being the first global bond offering by a Malaysian issuer with a 40-year tranche.
Following the success, Maybank IB was mandated again for Petronas' US$3bil global medium term notes in 2021, which is part of its US$15bil global medium term note programme.
Maybank IB acted as the joint bookrunner for the issuances in 2020 and 2021, as well as arranger, dealer, principal adviser and listing agent for the programme