Investment Banking: Investment Banking in India

An investment bank is basically a financial institution that helps companies to create wealth and funds. They perform the task of underwriting by acting as an intermediary between the issuer of securities and the public investing in those securities. They also manage financial assets and facilitates mergers and acquisitions, provide stock advice to the companies and risk management transaction.

Investment banking in India

Kotak Investment Banking-

Kotak Investment Banking is a subsidiary of Kotak  Mahindra  Bank Limited.It offers financial advisory services, financing solutions. The services also includes Equity and Debt Capital Market issuances, Merger  and Acquisitions Advisory and Fund Mobilization .Being a specialist Indian  investment bankit offers its expertise and advise on all India-related transaction


SBI Capital Markets Limited (SBICAPS) is India’s leading investment bank and project advisor, assisting domestic  companies   fund-mobilisation efforts .It provides the following services –

  • Project advisory and structured finance- This portfolio includes the following:-
    • Project Appraisal
    • Structured Finance and Syndication
    • Infrastructure Project Advisory
    • Securitisation
    • Debt & Equity Syndication
    • Capital Markets- This bouquet includes the following:-
      • Managing Initial Public Offerings and Follow-on Public offerings and Offers-for-Sale
      • Managing Rights Offering, be it the traditional or the structured formats
      • Qualified Institutional Placements
      • Open offers, Buyback and Delisting of securities
      • Bulk and Block trades on Exchanges, and off-market transactions (Auction based transactions for GoI divestments)
      • Offerings of convertible securities
      • Public offering of Corporate structured bonds
      • Arranging Private Equity to include growth capital, pre-IPO convertibles, private investments in public equity (PIPES), mezzanine debt and equity, and equity offerings completed as a private placement.
      • Private placement of bonds
      • Capital restructuring advisory services
      • Advisory and arrangement services for products such as AIM Listing, Indian Depository Receipts, ADR/GDR and other offshore equity or bond listing options.
      • Mergers and Acquisitions and Advisory- This portfolio includes the following:-
        • Mergers & Acquisitions
        • Private Equity
        • Foreign Currency Convertible Bonds (FCCB)
        • Corporate Advisory

Axis  Capital-  Axis Capital is the investment banking subsidiary of Axis bank and along with the financial strength of Axis bank and the expertise of Enam Securities provides solution in:-

  • Equity Capital Markets
  • Merger and acquisitions
  • Structured finance
  • Investment Solutions
  • Institutional Equties
  • Private Equity

J.P. Morgan-

J.P. Morgan is one India’s leading investment bank in India  and also established the country’s first international investment bank in 1993 as a joint venture between J.P. Morgan and a leading Indian financial institution. J.P. Morgan has clients from different areas ranging from multinational corporations , governments, financial institutions, private equity firms or institutional investors. They provide advise on mergers and acquisitions, equity capital market, debt capital market etc.

Besides these the following is the list of some of the institutions offering investment banking in India

  • Credit Suisse
  • Deustche Bank
  • Citi Bank india
  • B.N.P. Paribas
  • Barclays Capital
  • Bank Of America etc