06 September 2018
Renaissance Capital named Most Innovative for Emerging Markets


London, 6 September 2018 Renaissance Capital, a leading emerging and frontier markets investment bank, is delighted to announce that it has been named the Most Innovative Investment Bank for Emerging Markets in 2018 in The Banker magazine's annual 'Investment Banking Awards'.

The award highlights Renaissance Capital’s strong performance across emerging and frontier markets and recognises the Firm’s unique product offering and innovative approach which distinguishes it from other players in the sector.

The Banker is the world's leading professional publication about banking and finance. It has been running the Investment Banking Awards since 2006. The editors used a series of criteria to judge the award, based on innovation, client utility and the market impact of investment banks’ deals and advice between June 2017-2018.

Ruslan Babaev, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Renaissance Capital, commented: “We are thrilled to receive the Most Innovative Investment Bank in Emerging Markets award. This is a testament to our hard work, our people and forward-thinking approach across all our target markets globally, which was demonstrated by the outstanding and innovative transactions we have undertaken in the past year. These include the listing of Obuv Rossii, the first small-cap IPO in Russia since 2013; the Tinkoff Additional Tier I issue; and Viathan Funding, the first ever corporate infrastructure bond and the first 10-year bond issued by a non-financial corporate in Nigeria, among others. We are excited to continue building on this success in the coming years.”

Anna Vyshlova, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Renaissance Capital, said: We have built an impeccable platform in emerging and frontier markets. In the past year alone, we have significantly expanded and enhanced our relations with clients and innovative product offering which resulted in such landmark transactions thanks to our best-in-class talent and continued strategy of dominating in our core businesses in the world’s high-opportunity regions. We pride ourselves on this achievement and thank The Banker for the recognition.”

The Banker said: “Over the past few years, Renaissance Capital has quietly built up an enviable track record in emerging markets. Since 2013, the firm has raised more capital in sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa) than any other bank. With five offices across the continent, Renaissance Capital is well positioned to maintain its African credentials. It may lack the scale of bulge-bracket banks, but Renaissance’s expertise in Russia, Africa and other emerging and frontier markets, has clearly caught the attention of potential clients. Finance professionals have also taken note.”

The full set of results and the official press release from The Banker can be found on www.banker.com website.