Deutsche Bank Group in Japan has won nine awards from four leading industry publications. It won a number accolades for its role in the acquisition by Japanese telecommunications firm SoftBank of US wireless operator Sprint Nextel and its financing of the deal. Deutsche Bank Group was also named Best FX House by FinanceAsia, a title it has won every year since the magazine launched the award category in 2007.
Among the deal awards, SoftBank’s acquisition of Sprint Nextel dominated judges’ decisions. Asiamoney and FinanceAsia awarded the acquisition their Best M&A Deal and Deal of the Year titles, respectively, while both publications, along with CapitalEye and DealWatch, recognized Deutsche Bank Group’s role as sole global coordinator on the USD3.3 billion financing of the deal. Asiamoney also recognized the Bank’s role in the JPY 1.98tn dual-tranche loan issued to Softbank with the Best Syndicated Loan award.
Makoto Kuwahara, Deutsche Bank Group Japan Chief Country Officer, said: “2013 was an outstanding year for the Japan franchise in terms of our achievements for our clients. This acknowledgement by the industry spurs us all across the Japan platform to strive for our clients’ continued success in 2014 and beyond.”