Competition is fierce among and between international and regional banks for investment banking business in Middle East & North Africa (MENA). Year-over-year activity as of the third quarter of 2021 illustrates M&A appetite and activity in spite of COVID-19 flare-ups due to the Delta variant. The Middle East alone experienced a 250% increase in M&A deal value over this 12-month period, going from $2.5 billion USD to $8.9 billion.
The investment banking division of this large financial services firm in the region needed more in-depth analyses of companies, products, and industries to maintain a competitive edge given the market dynamics. Analysts within the division thought better access to in-depth brokerage reports would help them with their ongoing M&A and advisory activities.
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 “Investment banks in MENA region suffering from shortage of talent – HSBC exec”, S&P Global Market Intelligence, July 20, 2021, www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence/en/news-insights/latest-news-headlines/investment-banks-in-mena-region-suffering-from-shortage-of-talent-8211-hsbc-exec-65479346.
 “Global M&A By the Numbers: Q3 2021”, S&P Global Market Intelligence, October 25, 2021, www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence/en/news-insights/blog/global-ma-infographic-q3-2021.
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