Syndication means assembly of a group of institutional investors for a single issue subscription.
While at first sight this can seem an easy task by just calling a few friends, this exercise is actually very complex.
One must first know the overall profile of each institutional investor and their general investment principles, timings and targets.
For each candidate member of the future syndicate, the Syndicator must know who are their current key analyst desk’s directives and what are their current orientation.
Finally the Syndicator must know about the history of each candidate member of the future syndicate, in order to determine their affinities in terms of syndication as well as their historical legal litigation.