Christopher Spink covers financial restructuring across Europe, as assistant editor for International Financing Review. He is currently focusing on the Eurozone crisis as well as regulatory developments as part of IFR’s People & Markets team. Previously he wrote about M&A for another Thomson Reuters title Acquisitions Monthly. During his 15 year career Chris has also covered AIM companies and venture capital backed businesses, as head of research and deputy editor at Growth Company Investor. He also wrote best-selling book, "How to invest when you don’t have any money", when he worked at investment website The Motley Fool.
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The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has hit the industry with a request for thousands of details relating to recent bond and equity deals as part of an investigation into how banks make up underwriting syndicates as well as how they advise on mergers and acquisitions.
Despite continuing to insist its bondholders take a haircut, Ukraine may be better off acceding to creditors’ demands and extending bond maturities without touching the instruments’ principal.
Berenberg has set out plans to further grow its investment banking activities outside of its home German market, appointing Liberum banker Chris Bowman to spearhead equity capital markets expansion in the UK.