Corporate Finance Deal Advisor Tables of Year 2011

IBI ranked No. 1 financial adviser for seventh year in a row

IBI Corporate Finance has been ranked as the No. 1 financial adviser in Ireland in the annual review of international mergers and acquisitions activity by specialist M&A publisher, Mergermarket. This is the seventh successive year that IBI has been ranked No. 1.

IBI topped the league table for the number of transactions on which it advised with a total of 14 qualifying deals with a cumulative deal value of US$3.5bn in 2011. The company was also ranked top in 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 and 2005.

The Mergermarket league tables for financial advisers to M&A for the full year 2011 are now available and can be seen by clicking on the following link:

Innovative advice

Commenting on the announcement, Tom Godfrey, IBI Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted that IBI’s track record of providing innovative corporate finance advice has been acknowledged independently. Mergermarket’s analysis shows that IBI consistently advises on more announced deals in Ireland than any other financial adviser.

Cross-border deals involving buyers and targets from the UK, US, Belgium, Netherlands, Canada and Bulgaria accounted for 64% of IBI’s total in the last year, reflecting the open nature of the Irish economy and the strength of IBI’s international reach

While market conditions remain extremely difficult, we envisage that 2012 will bring further complex and strategically significant transactions for our clients.”

About Mergermarket

Mergermarket covers corporate finance activity in Europe, North America, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. Mergermarket generates proprietary intelligence and delivers it, together with daily aggregated content, on its platform.

About IBI Corporate Finance

IBI Corporate Finance is Ireland’s leading corporate finance adviser, providing expert, independent advice. It acts for public, private and semi-state companies covering a wide spectrum of domestic and international transactions.

IBI Corporate Finance is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Bank of Ireland Group and is the Irish member of M&A International Inc.

IBI Corporate Finance Limited is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.