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Saturday, 16 December 2017

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  • Capital Markets Adviser of the Year: Rothschild

    Capital Markets Adviser of the Year: Rothschild

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    The past year could have been tough for independent advisers on capital market transactions, with issuers finding it relatively easy to raise both equity and debt. But for successfully bringing distressed sovereigns back to the market as well as acting on a raft of IPOs, Rothschild is IFR’s Capital Markets Adviser of the Year.

  • M&A Adviser of the Year: Morgan Stanley

    M&A Adviser of the Year: Morgan Stanley

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    For successfully defending businesses such as Unilever from unwanted approaches, and maximising prices when a bid made sense, as well as advising on some of the most significant strategic acquisitions that have been completed in the past 12 months, Morgan Stanley is IFR’s M&A Adviser of the Year.

  • Restructuring Adviser of the Year: Houlihan Lokey

    Restructuring Adviser of the Year: Houlihan Lokey

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    Houlihan Lokey was involved in most major corporate reorganisations in 2017. The firm dominated by driving the kind of outcomes possible only when a team of advisers is focused on unlocking value for its clients. Houlihan Lokey is IFR’s Restructuring Adviser of the Year.

  • Four Seasons Health Care

    Standoff at Four Seasons Health as interest payment looms

    Ticker | 08 December 2017

    Four Seasons Health Care is unable to pay a £26m interest payment due on December 15, which will force creditors led by H/2 Capital Partners to take control of the UK care homes operator unless a deal can be agreed over the next week, according to a person close to the situation.

  • MOVES-Peel Hunt hires Nicholson

    Ticker | 04 December 2017

    Peel Hunt has appointed Michael Nicholson as an associate director in the UK mid-cap broker’s corporate team. He joins from KPMG’s corporate finance and deal advisory division and has also recently completed a two-year secondment at the Takeover Panel.

  • SRB chair re-appointment questioned

    People & Markets | 01 December 2017

    The law firm acting for a group of junior bondholders in Banco Popular, who saw their instruments effectively wiped out in June when the Spanish lender was resolved, has criticised the likely reappointment of Elke Koenig as chair of the Single Resolution Board.

  • CS targets structured products

    People & Markets | 01 December 2017

    Credit Suisse wants to turn around its underperforming structured products business by selling more of its instruments to wealth management clients, as part of plans to improve profits in its global markets division.

  • SG's investment bank seeks margin improvements

    People & Markets | 01 December 2017

    Societe Generale wants to increase its investment banking revenues by 2.5% annually over the next three years while keeping its costs flat. If successful, that should see the division’s return on equity rise by 3.4 percentage points to 14%.

  • Fees top 2016 tally with a month to go

    People & Markets | 01 December 2017

    The fees brought in by investment banks in the first 11 months of the year, at US$93.6bn, have easily surpassed the US$85bn made in the whole of 2017, according to the latest data from Thomson Reuters.

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    DCM gets the MiFID II fear

    Top News | 01 December 2017

    Fears are growing that the traditional January rush of bond issuance won’t happen because borrowers are wary of coming to market when banks are uncertain about how to implement MiFID II.

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