Natixis advises its clients on strategic development opportunities,
assists in the execution of acquisitions or divestments, and provides
financing to support their strategies. 

M&A advisory

Natixis provides M&A advisory services to large French and international corporations, medium-sized businesses, institutional investors, private equity groups and public-sector entities.

We help clients to plan and execute transactions such as acquisitions, divestments, mergers, tie-ups, joint ventures or asset swaps, and arrange debt issues, restructurings, equity raisings and capital protection.

We have a strong presence in France and internationally, with a network of +300 bankers across seven specialized companies worldwide.

Picto Award CIB Natixis

No. 1 in M&A advisory to Private Equity in France by deal count and value in 2018
Source: Le magazine des affaires

No. 4 in M&A advisory in France by number of transactions completed in 2017

No. 4 in M&A midcap advisory in France by deal count in 2019
Source: AGEFI

Picto Award CIB

No. 5 in M&A advisory in France by deal count in 2019
Source: Mergermarket

Acquisition finance

Natixis is a leader in acquisition and strategic finance with over 20 years’ global experience in the field.

We provide corporate clients and private equity funds with a comprehensive range of financing to meet the full scope of their strategic requirements (acquisitions, shareholder restructuring, investments, etc.). 

We work with acquirers from the very early stages of their projects, supporting them by arranging corporate acquisition finance and leveraged finance. 

No.6 bookrunner on sponsored loans in value terms in EMEA

No.1 bookrunner on sponsored loans in value terms in EMEA
Source: Thomson Reuters - 12/31/2018

Equity Capital Markets

Natixis provides clients with personalized advisory services on transactions that impact their capital structure, such as IPOs, capital increases, and convertible and exchangeable bond issues. We are also developing our advisory capabilities to execute public tender and exchange offers.

Natixis also operates in the secondary market where we assist issuers by enhancing liquidity on securities and support them in implementing share buyback programs, an area where we are a leader in France. 

#3 Bookrunner in French Equity Capital Markets in number of transactions & #4 in volume in euro (source: Bloomberg)

Source: Bloomberg

Global Coordinator on Euronext IPO of the year 2018 (NEOEN)
Source: Euronext

M&A Partners by Natixis

Structured finance

Natixis offers a wide range of international structured finance expertise, providing advisory, arrangement, financial engineering, underwriting and distribution strategies to provide global solutions suited to our clients’ financing needs on the banking, bond and securitization markets and we round out our financing solutions with interest rate, forex, and commodities hedging deals.

Capital and rating advisory

Natixis offers an expert rating advisory service to analyze and optimize the impact of major events on clients’ ratings and help them obtain and maintain a credit rating.

Primary bond market

Natixis is a leader in the primary euro bond market. We are widely recognized for our capabilities across all issuer categories including corporations, banks, insurers and SSAs (sovereign, supranational and agency). 

Our teams originate financing across the spectrum of debt securities. This encompasses senior, high yield and subordinated issues (including hybrid, Tier 1 and 2, and Senior Non-Preferred), private placements (euro, US dollar, Formosa, Schuldschein and Sukuk issues), green bonds, covered bonds and ABS. 

Additionally, Natixis develops significant capabilities in US dollar issuances, particularly for emerging market issuers.

Financial transactions on shares

As corporate finance specialists, we provide financial engineering solutions, from conception to execution, across the EMEA, Asia Pacific and Americas regions. 

Our clients include large corporations, holding groups, private equity funds, family offices, and financial institutions. 


Through our regulatory expertise, including Solvency II and Basel III, we provide solutions in debt restructuring, acquisition finance and risk transfer for issuer clients, and in portfolio diversification and complex project structuring for investor clients.


We rely on our range of expertise to structure and originate financing for our issuer and investor clients (bonds, credit, securitization):

  • Structuring and engineering investment solutions (equities, rates and credit),
  • Green & Sustainable market intelligence,
  • Advisory for investors and issuers. 


We maintain close ties with out mid cap clients through dedicated teams in our regional and Paris offices. These teams work closely with relevant business lines to provide mid cap clients with a broad product suit - from vanilla and structured financing to M&A advisory – and access to the capital markets.