Investment Banking

We provide market-leading conventional and Islamic financial advice for a tailored delivery of banking solutions to our clients.

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)

As one of the leading M&A houses in Asia, we offer our clients expert advice in both domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Our vast experience in strategic planning and execution reflects our capability in providing our clients with the best results. Whether our clients seek new partners, enter new markets, undergo business expansion or explore divestment opportunities, we are ready to deliver as your advisor of choice.

Our comprehensive and forward-looking M&A advice offering includes, but is not limited to:

  • Buy-side and Sell-side Advisory
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Takeovers
  • Joint Ventures
  • Divestitures
  • Management Buy-outs
  • Leveraged Buy-outs
  • Reverse Take-overs

Financial Advisory

Our diverse skills set, depth of experience, thought leadership and regional presence allow us to offer value-added advisory services tailored to our clients needs.

We provide expert guidance on general corporate matters, including:

  • Capital Management
  • Listing Transfers and Dual Listing
  • Corporate Valuations
  • Corporate Rationalisation and Restructuring
  • Employee Stock Option and Incentive Plans
  • General Financial Advice

We also provide advice on regulatory matters such as listing guidelines and requirements in a broad range of markets.

Equity Capital Markets   

CIMB deploys the power of its robust regional equities distribution platform for the benefit of its Corporate and Institutional clients in the region. We primarily focus on equity capital raising on major Asian stock exchanges including Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and India.

We strive to meet our clients’ equity financing needs across Asia, by structuring and arranging innovative primary and secondary market transactions. Our product suite includes Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), pre-IPO equity fund raising, placements, block trades, top-up placements, rights issues and private investment in public enterprises.

We have a strong and extensive distribution network. Our global sales force is based across most major markets of Asia, and our specialist sales desks in London and New York give us access to over 1,000 top-tier institutional investors.

Initial Public Offerings  

Having worked on numerous award-winning deals, including some of the largest Initial Public Offerings in Asia Pacific, our team offers deep expertise in the structuring and distribution of IPOs globally.

Our IPO team, complemented by strong local presence and rich knowledge of Asian markets, enables us to advise our clients on the numerous regulatory requirements and issues related to equity markets in the region.

We are amongst the market leaders when it comes to acting for public listed companies in the region. Our team has also built an impressive track record over the last 10 years advising some of Asia’s most prominent investment and business trusts.

Secondary Offerings  

We help listed companies undertake secondary offerings, raising funds through both equity and equity-linked instruments.

Our strong international equities distribution network enables us to provide the full suite of related services, including:

  • Rights Issues
  • Restricted Issues
  • Private Placements
  • Special Issues

Debt Markets  

CIMB has a long successful history of helping sovereign and corporate clients across the region raise funding in the loan and bond as well as financing and Islamic bond (sukuk) markets. We achieved this by leveraging on our expertise in the region’s bond markets, syndicated loan/financing markets, commercial papers, medium term notes programme, Islamic capital markets, convertible bonds, asset-backed securities and credit derivatives markets.

Our research team has an extensive coverage in Asia of over more than 1000 companies, placing CIMB amongst the Top 10 in terms of the coverage universe.  We help facilitate access to investors by hosting over 200 non-deal road shows and 10 conferences annually.

Our debt capital markets unit originates, structures and executes both conventional and Shariah-compliant multi-currency fixed income products including convertible bonds and project financing bonds for regional and local transactions. Our expertise extends to managing consent solicitation exercises and rating advisory. We have an in-house rating advisory team, highly experienced in dealing with both local and international rating agencies.

Fixed Income Syndicate

Our Fixed Income Syndicate team has in-depth technical knowledge and experience in bond markets, convertible bond structures, credit, derivatives and Shariah-compliant finance in G3 and Asian currency markets. We work closely with the debt origination teams to structure, price, underwrite and syndicate debt products.

Securitisation and Structured Finance

We originate, structure and execute hybrid securities- namely Tier 1 and Tier 2 capital instruments for financial institutions and corporate hybrids or perpetual capital securities for corporates. We also undertake securitisation transactions for various asset classes including home loans/financing, auto loans/financing, bonds/sukuk, property and government receivables, both conventional and Shariah-compliant.

Loan Markets & Syndication

We originate, structure and execute corporate and structured loans/financing. We tailor a wide range of conventional and Shariah-compliant products according to our clients’ needs, in all major currencies.

We have strong distribution networks and relationships with key investors, primarily banks and financial institutions in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. We also provide secondary loan/financing sourcing and distribution services.

Project Finance

Our dedicated regional project finance team are experts on limited and non-recourse transactions. We can advise clients on project bids and tenders, cashflow modelling, negotiations on project agreements and financial structuring to optimise project financing plans.

We excel at practical, realistic solutions, covering both equity and debt financing, and tailor-made structured products to suit the financing needs of each individual project.

CIMB Group
Corporate Snapshot
Total Assets:
RM 485.8 billion
Total Funds Under Management:
RM 73.8 billion
Global Markets:

Total Shareholders' Funds:
RM 45.3 billion
Staff Strength: