UniCredit - Global Financing & Advisory

A leading European debt finance house

Straight forward access to market-leading capital raising, financing and advisory services

Our leading role as a European debt finance house is rooted in dominant positions in our core countries - Italy, Germany, Austria and Central and Eastern Europe. We rank #1 in Syndicated Loans denominated in EUR in EMEA, Italy, Germany, Austria and CEE for 2016. Global Capital granted us the greatest number of loan awards of any bank this year including "Most Impressive Growing Force in the Loan Market" for our achievements in 2016.

In Debt Capital Markets we are the most active player across Europe, supporting corporate issuers, financial and public sector institutions. With more than 300 offerings, we have ranked #1 by number of transactions in EMEA Bonds in EUR for three consecutive years. 

We are also proud to have been ranked among the top-3 Bookrunners for Combined EMEA EUR Bonds and Loans for five years in a row.

Top 3 Bookrunner Rankings*

#1 All Syndicated Loans in EUR (All Asset Classes) in EMEA, Italy, Germany, Austria and East Europe
#1 Corporate Loans in EUR in EMEA, Italy, Germany and East Europe
#1 Sponsor-drive Acquisition Finance in EMEA, Italy, Germany, Austria and Eastern Europe
#1 Leveraged Loans in EMEA
#1 Facility Agent in EMEA by Activity (All Asset Classes)
#2 All EMEA Covered Bonds
#3 Combined EMEA Bonds and Loans in EUR (2012 - 2016 cumulative: #2)


Awards for our Financing & Advisory unit include:

  • MergerMarket: Financial Adviser of the year in CEE 2015; Financial Adviser of the year in Austria 201
  • GlobalCapital: "Most Impressive Growing Force in the Loan Market" in 2016 ; Best arranger of German loans, Italian loans and loans in CEE 2016
  • TXF: Exporters' Choice Award Bank winner 2015 / Importer's Choice Award Bank winner 2016


*Rankings from 24 March 2017

We offer a compelling proposition for clients seeking to issue bonds or take out loans. As a leading European debt house in loan and bond offerings, we provide bond issuers with unparalleled access to EUR-focused investors, particularly in Italy, Germany and Austria. What's more, we look beyond just large corporate and multi-national issuers - reaching out to important small and medium-sized clients.


We also offer a product range covering the entire spectrum of ratings and capital structure, as well as an opinion-leading research platform that achieves consistently high rankings from reviewers.


Firms seeking loans, too, need look no further. Our status as a top provider of structured finance for both investment and non-investment grade companies makes us an inviting prospect for all comers. In addition, we offer expertise as a mandated lead arranger, coordinator and bookrunner across both bank loans and debt capital.


And through our structured finance, lending and advisory services, we put this expertise at our clients' disposal - even crafting tailor-made solutions to account for client needs and market opportunities.


We are an established M&A advisor in Europe, with a deep expertise also in cross-border M&A activities. Bankers in New York, London, Paris and Asia guarantee access to investors in different regions across the world, while we also hold a market-leading position in the fast-growing CEE region.

We specialise in a number of sectors, with dedicated teams for, among others, Financial Institutions, Energy & Infrastructure, Telecom Media & Technology, Consumer Goods & Retail and General Industrials.

Overall, UniCredit advised on 76 M&A transactions in 2016, ranking #2 as M&A advisor in Italy by value and number of transactions (Dealogic). In addition, we have been awarded Financial Advisor of the Year 2016 in Austria by Mergermarket.


We are committed to helping our clients fund projects that will further their businesses. We can help by offering our support as a leading provider of solutions for project finance in sectors such as infrastructure, transportation, thermal power, renewable energy, oil & gas, and metal & mining.

We combine decades of industry knowledge and experience with expertise in creating successful partnerships between industrial corporate sponsors, institutional funds, and financial investors. The result is a winning combination that delivers consistent results, awards and recognition.

Our Equity Capital Markets team offers a unique and fully-fledged platform for the entire range of equity and equity-linked solutions, including, among others, IPOs, SPOs, Accelerated Placings, and Rights Issues, as well as Convertible- and Exchangeable Bonds.


Kepler Cheuvreux's strategic alliance with UniCredit, signed in November 2011, covers ECM business derived from Germany, Italy and Austria. A second alliance with UniCredit was concluded in June 2012 to cover ECM business derived from Central & Eastern Europe.


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We offer a number of solutions to help firms finance their trade and export finance operations. Given the increasing levels of uncertainty and risk present in global markets, we focus on creating robust export and trade financing solutions - tailor-made for specific needs - that not only give our clients the liquidity they require, but also mitigate the risks. We place particular emphasis on creating efficient solutions in combination with Export Credit agencies to make sure that political and commercial risks are comprehensively covered.
In an uncertain world, our clients can rely on us, thanks to our intimate knowledge of local customs and practices and our extensive network of contacts, including long-held relationships with export credit agencies.

UniCredit delivers 360-degree corporate and investment banking to private equity funds and their portfolio companies via our Financial Sponsor Solutions Group ("FSS").

FSS provides lending (incl. LBO financings) and lending-related business, and coordinates the delivery of other products and services such as capital markets, loan agency, M&A advisory, hedging and corporate banking. It covers the full value chain from origination through execution and portfolio support and from very large- to medium-sized and smaller transactions. Our highly experienced team provides coverage all over Europe, with particular strength in our home markets of Italy, Germany, Austria, Turkey and the CEE region.

UniCredit has consistently been a top-3 Bookrunner in leveraged financing transactions for private equity clients in Europe for many years. In 2016, we ranked #1 by volume in EMEA - climbing up 2 places to the very top within 12 months - and #2 by number of transactions. In 2016, our deal activity in EMEA increased by 18% compared to 2015. With a market share of 35%, 24% and 34%, respectively, we are the undisputed leader in our core regions Italy, Germany and CEE.

Corporate Structured Finance


We are a leading provider of corporate structured finance to both investment and non-investment grade companies. We aim to add value to our clients by combining integrated structured finance, lending and advisory services - offering expertise as a lead arranger, co-ordinator and bookrunner across both bank loans and debt capital. These services are often tailored to specific situations - taking into account both our clients' needs and the opportunities available in the market.


Real Estate Structured Finance


Our real estate structured finance expertise addresses all the needs of real estate investors, with tailored solutions for national and international clients. These are offered in a wide range of geographies, with particular strength in Germany, where we have an impressive track record for financing real estate projects.




GLOS is our dedicated unit for the maritime sector, offering both corporate and non-recourse financing, secured by ship mortgages.


With strong presence in Western Europe (particularly Germany), as well as Greece, Turkey and Scandinavia, we offer a number of valuable services to shipping industry participants, with both simple and structured term loans for new or used ships. In particular, we use our industry expertise to assess the market and offer solutions tailored to specific client and situational needs.


We recognise that the shipping industry is highly competitive, and sometimes funds are needed at short notice in order to purchase ships. To help, we offer lines of credit for certain pre-defined types of ships, giving you rapid access to financing when you need it.


And, from time to time, our clients require very large sums. In these cases, we can use our industry expertise, local knowledge and wide network of correspondent banks to offer syndicated loans that meet the demand.