Press Release


  • Only winner from India at the World’s Best Investment Bank Awards 2018
  • Award reflects instrumental roles in large and complex capital raising and M&A transactions in 2017

Mumbai, April 04, 2018: YES SECURITIES, the Investment Banking and Merchant Banking arm of YES BANK, was adjudged “India’s Best Investment Bank” by Global Finance magazine at its 2018 World’s Best Investment Bank Awards. The winners were short-listed based on an extensive annual global survey of industry experts and analysts by Global Finance magazine.

Global Finance editors, with inputs from industry experts, used a series of criteria to score and select winners, based on a proprietary algorithm. Deals announced or completed in 2017 were considered.

Vikas Dawra, Group President & Global Head, Investment Banking, YES Securities said, “This award is a true recognition of our in-depth market understanding and service excellence by industry experts worldwide. Our knowledge driven approach has enabled us to be a trusted advisor to clients, across their growth cycle and played an instrumental role in some of the most complex transactions in 2017. With continued reforms and improving confidence in the economy, we believe that the momentum will only accelerate in 2018.”

YES SECURITIES has a robust track record of over 300+ successful deal closures in investment banking and merchant banking transactions, since inception. It has a 35+ member team which advises transactions involving M&A, PE, IPO, QIP, FPO, OFS, IPP, NCD, Mezzanine Financing, JVs, delisting, takeovers and buybacks. YES SECURITIES also has a dedicated distribution network along with a sales and research team to support its merchant banking team.

YES SECURITIES also houses a dedicated Sustainable Investment Banking (SIB), first-of-its-kind in the industry providing investment banking and advisory services to company’s operating in the sustainability space viz. Renewable Energy, Environment & Education.  It has successfully completed 35 transactions in the sustainability space with a cumulative transaction value of US$ 7.0 bn.


YES SECURITIES (India) Limited (YSL). YES SECURITIES was incorporated on 14 March 2013, as a wholly-owned subsidiary of YES BANK Limited. YSL is a securities broker registered with Securities and Exchange Board of India since 8 July 2013. YSL offers, inter alia, trading/investment in equity and other financial products along with various value added services. The company is a member of National Stock Exchange (NSE) and the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) since 8 July, 2013.


YES BANK, India’s fourth largest private sector bank is a high quality, customer centric and service driven Bank. Since inception in 2004, YES BANK has grown into a ‘Full Service Commercial Bank’ providing a complete range of products, services and technology driven digital offerings, catering to corporate, MSME & retail customers. YES BANK operates its Investment banking, Merchant banking & Brokerage businesses through YES SECURITIES and its Mutual Fund business through YES Asset Management (India) Limited, both wholly owned subsidiaries of the Bank. Headquartered in Mumbai, it has a pan-India presence across all 29 states and 7 Union Territories in India including an IBU at GIFT City, and a Representative Office in Abu Dhabi.

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