Kuala Lumpur: The top honours of the investment banking categories at the recent FinanceAsia Country Awards 2021 were secured by Maybank Investment Bank (Maybank IB). The honours include “Best Investment Bank”, “Best ECM House” and “Best DCM House”. In the 15th Alpha Southeast Asia (Alpha SEA) best FI awards 2021. Maybank IB also received “Best Bond House”, “Best Equity House” and “Best Institutional Broker in Malaysia”.

Maybank IB has received “Best Investment Bank” by FinanceAsia and “Best Institutional Broker” by Alpha SEA for the second sequential year. And has thrice won “Best DCM House” by FinanceAsia and “Best Bond House” by Alpha SEA.

In spite of a difficult year in 2020 because of both homegrown and worldwide vulnerabilities. Maybank IB’s way of thinking of being customer centred and arrangements driven has empowered it. To keep on conveying milestone exchanges like Sime Darby Property Berhad’s RM 800mil Asean Sustainability SRI Sukuk Musharakah, and MR D.I.Y. Gathering (M) Bhd’s RM1.5bil IPO. 

Maybank IB went about as the sole head consultant. Sole lead arranger and joint lead chief for the Sime Darby Property exchange, which denoted a few firsts. The five year RM 150mil tranche of the issuance is said to be the first sustainability Sukuk worldwide. Dependent on the Shariah principle of Musharakah and a real estate developer issued the first ASEAN sustainability, SRI Sukuk.

The biggest ever retail sector IPO in Malaysia is considered to be MR D.I.Y. Group’s IPO. It is also the biggest IPO in Malaysia since July 2017. Maybank IB went about as the joint position specialist, joint worldwide organizer, joint book-runner, joint overseeing financier and joint underwriter for this exchange of IPO. The only ASEAN-based bank ordered for Petronas’ US$6bil global medium-term notes in 2020, was likewise Maybank IB.

Being the first global bond offering by a Malaysian issuer. With a 40-year tranche setting a new benchmark. Among’s the worldwide bond offering It is Southeast Asia’s biggest-ever worldwide bond issuance. Next in the achievement list, Maybank IB was ordered again for Petronas’ US$3bil worldwide medium-term notes in 2021. Which is important for its US$15bil worldwide medium-term note program.

The arranger, seller, head counsellor and posting specialist for the program was none other than Maybank IB. It also went about as the joint book-runner for the issuances in 2020 and 2021.

“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,” as stated by Maybank IB chief executive officer Fad’l Mohamed.

Some other awards won by Maybank Investment Bank include prestigious awards such as Malaysia’s Best Equity Adviser, Best Bond Adviser (Domestic) and Best Brokerage. A round figure of five awards were awarded by The Asset Triple A Country Awards back in the year.

Muhammad Asim