Superman Li emerges as top tycoon fee payer

FinanceAsia ranks the top investment banks for 35 of Asia's tycoons. Today, we look at those ranked 1 to 10.


Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing has by far been the most active deal-maker in Asia and generated the most fees for investment banks since 2000. Li Ka-shing controlled companies, including Hutchison Whampoa, Cheung Kong Holdings and Cheung Kong Infrastructure, have generated a total of $1.1 billion of investment banking fees since 2000, according to data provider Dealogic. Given the prolific nature of his deal-making, banks are constantly knocking on his door.

Goldman Sachs is top of Li’s go-to list. The New York bank has been the house banker to Li’s empire and has pocketed a cool $252 million in fees from the group since 2000, more than...

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