Investment Banking
Investment Banking

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

With a “client-first” mindset, we build long-term relationships with our customers based on trust, integrity and mutually beneficial partnerships. 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 for 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 mixed ownership reform, 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 industry 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-led to a consumption- and innovation-led economy, we established a Growth Industries (GI) team, 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 an International Group (IG) with team members in the US, UK, Germany, Singapore, Japan and Mainland China 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 a diverse and global clientele, 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 Mainland China, 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-product bond underwriting along with industry-leading international business development.

In the Chinese domestic bond market, we offer clients a comprehensive portfolio of fixed-income products including corporate bonds, non-financial corporate debt financing vehicles, 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 with 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 obligation, and debt restructuring.

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

2021 Performance Highlights




No. 1 in global IPO of Chinese enterprises

No. 2 in A-share IPO

No. 1 in equity financing on ChiNext Board of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange

No. 2 in A-share FO

No. 1 in the size and  number of IPOs sponsored in Hong Kong

No. 1 Chinese investment bank for international bond offerings by Chinese issuers

No. 1 Financial advisor in infrastructure REITs

No. 1 in China green corporate bonds

No. 2 Chinese investment bank for asset-backed securities

No. 2 in A-share convertible bonds

No. 1 Financial advisor in China's M&A market

No. 1 Chinese investment bank in cross-border M&A market

No. 1 in privatization of Hong Kong listed companies