Investment Banking
Investment Banking

Our Investment Banking (IB) business provides capital markets services in equity financing, debt and structured finance, and strategic and financial advisory across a broad range of sectors.

With a “client-first” mindset, we build long-term partnerships of mutual benefits with our clients based on trust and integrity. We are recognized globally as the leading advisor on China-related matters thanks to our deep understanding of the local regulatory landscape and market dynamics and our unparalleled execution capabilities.

At the Forefront of China’s Economic Transformation

CICC’s Investment Banking business has always been at the forefront of China’s economic transformation and embraces opportunities from China’s national initiatives, such as the mixed ownership reform, the supply-side reform, the Belt and Road Initiative and the development and opening-up of China’s capital markets. 

We help China-based clients identify and pursue their strategic priorities and advise multinational corporations on how to engage and develop their businesses in China. With our strategic advisory and capital markets expertise, we have completed many large and complex transactions across key sectors, such as consumer, financial services, healthcare, industrials, energy & natural resources, real estate, and mobility & transportation. 

In response to the ongoing rebalancing of China’s economy from being an investment-driven to a consumption- and innovation-driven economy, we have established the Growth Enterprise Investment Banking Department (GI), providing strategic advisory and capital markets services to clients, including start-ups, in emerging and new economy sectors. These sectors include advanced manufacturing, biotechnology, new energy vehicles, renewable energy, and technology, media & telecom. 

Alongside the internationalization of CICC, we have established the International Group (IG) with team members in the US, UK, Germany, Singapore, Japan and the Chinese mainland to serve multinational corporations. Our international clients value CICC’s strong local network and insights, international reach and global best practices. The International Group supports diverse and global clients, advising them on their investments in China or other China-related matters, as well as on domestic and regional transactions, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&As) and initial public offerings (IPOs) in the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, the US, Southeast Asia and Europe.

Our Services

Equity Financing

Debt and Structured Finance

Strategic And Financial Advisory

We provide execution solutions to our clients for IPOs, follow-on offerings and private placements in both domestic and international capital markets, bridging the gap between Chinese and international issuers and investors.

CICC has full bond underwriting capabilities along with the industry-leading international business.

In the Chinese domestic bond market, we offer clients a comprehensive portfolio of fixed-income products including corporate bonds, non-financial corporate debt financing instruments, enterprise bonds, financial bonds, government-backed agency bonds, local government bonds, panda bonds, convertible bonds, exchangeable bonds, preferred stocks, asset-backed securities, infrastructure REITs and other structured products.

In the international debt capital market, we provide high-quality investment banking services for clients across a full product spectrum including corporate bonds, convertible bonds, exchangeable bonds, medium-term notes, private placement notes, secured notes, subordinated bonds, rating advisory, asset securitization, collateralized loan obligations, and debt restructuring.

We provide customized advisory solutions to support our clients’ significant strategic initiatives and execute a variety of transactions, including acquisitions, mergers, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, company sales, divestitures or carve-outs, fundraising or private placements, spin-offs, corporate restructurings or recapitalizations, state-owned enterprise reorganization and mixed ownership reform, and transactions aligned with the Belt and Road Initiative. We serve clients across the globe, including government agencies, state-owned and private-sector business corporations, financial sponsors and strategic investors, private individuals and family offices.

2022 Performance Highlights




No. 2 in A-share equity financing

No. 2 in A-share IPO financing

No. 2 in global IPO financing

No. 1 in STAR Market refinancing

No. 1 in both size and number of HK IPOs sponsored

No. 1 Chinese investment bank by underwriting volume of offshore bonds issued by Chinese issuers

No. 1 in offering amount of onshore green bond underwritten

No. 1 in infrastructure C-REITs by AUM in Chinese mainland

No. 3 in underwriting amount of asset-backed securities in Chinese mainland

No. 1 financial advisor in the PRC M&A market