Investment Banking

Nordea Markets Investment Banking

Nordea Markets Investment Banking is a leading Pan-Nordic Investment Bank and an integrated part of Wholesale Banking in the Nordea Group. Our clients mainly consist of corporates, financial sponsors and financial institutions.

We offer the full spectrum of investment banking services and provide our customers with integrated advisory and competitive financial solutions.

  • We are the leading Nordic advisor in relation to public and private mergers & acquisitions
  • We are the leading Nordic debt house within both corporate and sponsor backed transactions and across all debt related products such as loans, bonds and structured debt
  • We are a leading Nordic equity house

With more than 200 professionals based in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki and Oslo we are one of the largest and most experienced Nordic investment banking teams. We provide a combination of local market and cross-Nordic sector expertise and have deep relationships across the Nordic region on both the public and private side.

We believe the business of providing financial advice is based on long-term relationships and it is our goal to be our clients' trusted partner.

Nordea Markets Investment Banking is the leading Nordic merger & acquisitions (M&A) advisor. We advise on mergers, acquisitions, divestments, spin-offs and public offers. We handle transactions in a diverse range of industries and have sector experts to provide our customers with deep industry insight.

Our M&A service offerings include:

  • Analysis and evaluation of businesses for sale
  • Identification and screening of potential buyers or target companies
  • Fairness opinions
  • Advice on shareholder value enhancement initiatives and other strategic advice
  • Management of the entire transaction process from initial analysis to final payment
  • Advice regarding transaction structure
  • Deal and negotiation tactics

Over the years we have demonstrated success in a number of the largest Nordic M&A transactions. For example, we have been appointed Best Investment Bank Finland 2012, by Euromoney and Nordic Financial Advisor of the Year 2011 by M&A Awards. Further, we have been selected as Nordic Region M&A Adviser of the Year 2010 by Acquisition Monthly Awards. 

Nordea Markets Investment Banking is the leading arranger, underwriter and bookrunner of financing solutions including loans, bonds and equity in the Nordic region. On a selective basis we have global reach through our export and project finance offering. We offer our clients product neutral advice and originate and structure tailor made solutions including a wide array of capital instruments.

In our role as a trusted intermediary between capital issuers and investors, with unsurpassed investor coverage in selected markets, we provide our clients with financial solutions which mitigates strategic, operational and market related risks. We have significant underwriting capacity for both syndicated loans, bonds and equity raisings.

Corporate and Leveraged Finance (CLF) originate, underwrite and execute debt financing for corporate and sponsor clients.
CLF service offerings include:

  • Analysis and structuring of both corporate and sponsor backed financings
  • Loan and Bond underwriting and distribution
  • Restructurings
  • Structured Finance Solutions to support global companies
  • Structured Derivative Solutions
  • Deal responsibility and project management for all aspects of the financing process

Nordea CLF has consistently been the leading Nordic primary debt arranger evidenced by several awards e.g. Euroweek's 2011 Nordic Loan Arranger award as well as multiple #1 league table positions. 

Fixed income originates transactions across a broad cross-section of client types – corporate (investment grade and high yield), financial institutions, and sovereign, supranational and agency (SSA) issuers.

  • The leading Nordic fixed income house with strong distribution capacity and deal execution experience
  • The leading Nordic house in the Eurobond market and across the Nordic domestic fixed income markets
  • The only Nordic bank with an active presence in all segments of the Nordic HY market
  • Leading presence in the covered bond and senior unsecured markets for Nordic financial institutions
  • Market leader in the Nordic SSA market in both the public and private placement markets
  • Experienced securitisation team offering broad array of client solutions

Equity Capital Markets (ECM)
offers services related to Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), new share issues, secondary offerings and share buy backs. We are a leading advisor in the Nordic region.

ECM service offerings include:

  • Structuring of complex equity transactions
  • Advising issuers in primary or secondary offerings
  • In depth knowledge of local market rules, codes and practices
  • Understanding of investors' preferences, pricing and timing issues
  • Project management and coordination throughout the transaction process
  • Execution in close coordination with Equity Sales and Equity Research