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Investment Bank

Investment Bank


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Barclays Investment Banking, Corporate Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions and Risk Management
Investment Bank


We offer comprehensive financial advisory, capital raising, financing and risk management services for corporations, governments and financial institutions worldwide.

Our Banking teams are at the heart of our origination-led Investment Banking strategy. 

Applying deep expertise across sectors, regions and products, we create customised, sophisticated strategies to help clients achieve their goals. Our integrated coverage model offers our clients seamless access to industry- and geography-specific expertise across all products. This ensures that clients around the world receive the most informed strategic advice, comprehensive financial solutions and risk management services wherever they do business.

Our industry coverage teams include:

  • Consumer Retail
  • Financial Institutions
  • Financial Sponsors
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Natural Resources
  • Power & Utilities
  • Real Estate
  • Technology, Media and Telecommunications
  • Our M&A group delivers strategic advice and services to companies worldwide on their most challenging and complex transactions. The global team works in partnership with our industry coverage bankers to provide unique insights, expert tactical guidance and best-in-class execution to help clients grow and manage their businesses. Our M&A capabilities cover the entire spectrum of strategic options, including: 

    • Acquisitions
    • Defense / Activism
    • Divestitures
    • Exclusive sales
    • Fairness opinions
    • Joint ventures
    • Leveraged buyouts
    • Mergers
    • Restructuring
    • Special committee assignments
    • Spin-offs
  • We are a leader in the investment grade fixed income markets and are perennially ranked among the top underwriters of fixed income securities worldwide. Our teams work with clients to develop and implement tailored solutions to their specific debt financing needs and collaborate with coverage bankers across sectors to originate and structure deals. Our capabilities span the spectrum of fixed income financing including:

    • Bonds
    • Liability management
    • Loans
    • Securitised products
  • Barclays’ global equity origination franchise has a proven track record spanning initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, block trades and private placements, as well as equity-linked products and share repurchases. Our equity origination bankers work with our corporate finance sector experts and syndication teams to originate, structure and market transactions. We pride ourselves on guiding issuers through the most challenging of market conditions at every step of the transaction.

  • We are a leading global arranger and underwriter of debt capital in high yield markets, providing clients with strategic advice at each stage of debt issuance, including origination, structuring and syndication. Working closely with our risk management partners, we provide comprehensive financing solutions for non-investment-grade clients across all industry segments through the use of leveraged loans, high yield bonds, bridge financing and mezzanine debt products.

  • Our Risk Solutions Group provides the strategic and tactical risk management solutions to our clients to manage their exposure to all kinds of financial risks, including rates, FX and Enterprise Risk Management. Our team is fully integrated with our industry coverage partners, as well as our Corporate Bank, to deliver seamless solutions to clients around the world.

AIIB’s inaugural bond

The AIIB has bold plans to boost economic growth, reduce inequalities and improve living conditions for millions across Asia, so is laying the foundations in the debt capital markets, to help fund the infrastructure required.

Transforming the movie-going experience 

Cineworld saw the opportunity to evolve the cinema experience in the US. Their longtime partners in Barclays’ Corporate Broking and Investment Banking teams helped them seize the opportunity.

CMS Energy stays focused on sustainability 

Barclays helped CMS Energy set a new standard in corporate social responsibility by launching the first-ever US sustainability-linked loan to help meet the corporation's long-term goals.

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Igniting growth with our clients

Our financial advice and access to investment capital helps transform clients' business ideas into long-term growth and innovation. Together, those ideas are the fuel that ignites progress for the global economy and society. Take a look at our client stories to find out how.

Press Ganey

"We will take quantum leaps towards continuing to center around the patient."

Patrick Ryan, Chief Executive Officer, Press Ganey

Air Liquide

"We had to secure a $12 billion bridge loan in a few days, which is not an easy thing to do. It's not pocket money."

Fabienne Lecorvaisier, Chief Financial Officer of Air Liquide

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