merchant bank


Definition of merchant bank

chiefly British
: a bank that specializes in bankers' acceptances and in underwriting or syndicating equity or bond issues

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Other Words from merchant bank

merchant banker noun
merchant banking noun

Examples of merchant bank in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sam Thompson is senior director at ProgressPartners, a full-service merchant bank providing M&A, capital raise, and SPAC advisory expertise for emerging tech and media companies. Sam Thompson, Fortune, 13 Oct. 2021 In late 2020, sports media executive James Elliott joined CAA’s merchant bank Evolution Media Capital as head of sports media, in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Patrick Frater, Variety, 22 Sep. 2021 Macron joined Rothschild & Company, the merchant bank, in 2008. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 12 Aug. 2021 For almost forty years, his traditional merchant bank and boutique advisory firm has been helping companies at every stage of their lifecycle. Daphne Ewing-chow, Forbes, 30 May 2021 Matthew Popper, previously a managing director in Goldman’s merchant bank, will oversee investments in financial and information services. Miriam Gottfried, WSJ, 23 May 2021 Downtown engaged merchant bank Raine Group LLC last year to explore strategic options, including a potential sale. Anne Steele, WSJ, 29 Apr. 2021 Ravitch and Jeff Sine, an executive at the multinational investment bank UBS, planned to leave their firms and start a boutique merchant bank, called Raine, with a focus on digital media, gaming, entertainment, and sports. Connie Bruck, The New Yorker, 19 Apr. 2021 But he’s been tied to it ever since Goldman’s merchant bank set up the side project several years ago. Sridhar Natarajan, Fortune, 1 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of merchant bank

1620, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of merchant bank was in 1620

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17 Oct 2021

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“Merchant bank.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of merchant bank

: a bank for large companies that trade goods in other countries

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