Deals of the Year 2008

You know something's up when investment bankers develop the quality of reticence. In previous years each issue's Deals of the Month section was hotly contested but in 2008, even when we were aware of a strong primary market pipeline, we often couldn't find anyone on the origination side to speak to us about their activities.

Happily, this habit of discretion became less evident when we invited pitches for our annual Deals of the Year feature: in the following pages you'll see evidence that inve