Bank on it: Returning economic confidence will revive revenue, but regulation remains a threat

Impaired capital markets and falling asset valuations have particularly damaged small merchant banks in recent years. However, over the five years to 2022, general improvements in private equity supply and demand for alternative assets are anticipated to benefit merchant banks. Nevertheless, mounting regulation in the financial services sector concerning conflicts of interest is expected to limit revenue growth and profit margins...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry volatility is expected to subside, but regulation may hinder revenue growth
  • International transaction facilitation services still account for a significant proportion of revenue
  • Competition will limit fees that operators can charge for their services
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Merchant banks have traditionally operated with an international focus, providing services such as foreign corporate investing, trade financing and international transaction facilitation services. Merchant banks advise clients and invest alongside them through funds composed of their own capital as well as the capital of wealthy individuals and large corporations. Industry operators earn revenue in a variety of ways, ranging from trade financing fees to loan interest payments. Merchant banks tend to specialize in a certain service or one line of business. Industry operators do not provide regular banking services to the general public.Equity financingIn equity finance, merchant banks help to raise capital for companies by purchasing shares. Mer...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Merchant Banking Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Merchant Banking Services Industry are

  • Ability to effectively manage risk
  • Having a good reputation
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Corporate profit and Investor uncertainty in the Merchant Banking Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Merchant Banking Services Industry?

    This industry primarily makes private equity investments with firm or investor capital into the securities of private or public companies. It also provides a wide range of ancillary bridge, mezzanine, real estate and distressed financing as well as international trade financing and foreign direct investment services in varying degrees. This industry is a segment of the Investment Banking and Securities Dealing industry (IBISWorld report 52311).

    Industry Products
  • Equity financing
  • Bridge and mezzanine financing
  • Trade finance and related services
  • Industry Activities
  • Providing equity financing
  • Providing bridge and mezzanine financing
  • Providing trade financing
  • Providing international transaction facilitation services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Corporate profit
  • Investor uncertainty
  • Initial public offerings
  • Total trade value
  • Regulation

  • Current Performance
  • Industry structure
  • Traditional product trends
  • Bridge and mezzanine financing
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Regulatory trends
  • Competition
  • Table: Merchant Banking Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Merchant Banking Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Oil Drilling & Gas Extraction
  • Wind Turbine Manufacturing
  • Solar Panel Manufacturing
  • Medical Device Manufacturing
  • Software Publishing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Financial Planning & Advice
  • Investment Banking & Securities Dealing
  • Loan Brokers
  • Real Estate Sales & Brokerage
  • Stock & Commodity Exchanges

  • Products & Services
  • Equity financing
  • Trade finance and related services
  • Bridge and mezzanine financing
  • Chart: Merchant Banking Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Manufacturing, transportation and construction
  • Energy and power
  • Healthcare
  • Other
  • Consumer products and services
  • Technology
  • Basic materials
  • Real estate
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Merchant Banking Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Merchant Banking Services

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Merchant Banking Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    The Goldman Sachs Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Wells Fargo & Company,
  • Table: The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: JPMorgan Chase & Co. - financial performance
  • Table: Wells Fargo & Company - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Merchant Banking Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Merchant Banking Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Corporate Profit (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Bridge Financing
  • Typically a short-term method of financing a company's operations prior to its initial public offering.
  • Mezzanine Financing
  • Debt capital that affords the lender the right to convert to an equity interest in a company if they do not pay back their loan in time or in full.
  • Underwriting
  • Raising investment capital from investors on behalf of corporations that are issuing securities.
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