Investment banks are banks that offer expert financial services. The services include the following:
- Underwriting initial public offerings
- Issuing securities to raise capital
- Evaluating financing alternatives
- Handling mergers and acquisitions
- Other activities related to finances and securities
They also serve as financial intermediaries between companies issuing securities and the investing public that purchases the securities; however, they do not accept deposits or offer loans like commercial banks.
League tables rank investment banks according to performance in various categories. For example, the mergers and acquisitions league table would list the top M&A dealmakers according to the deal volume and market share.
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