Saturday, 17 March 2018

Graham Fahy' s stories

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  • Belts and braces for DWS IPO

    Equities | 16 March 2018

    Deutsche Bank is taking no chances with the float of its asset management unit DWS, underpinning the offering with significant anchor investors and a valuation that should ensure the shares fly off the shelves.

  • Bayer rotates banks again on Covestro sale

    Equities | 12 January 2018

    Bayer maintained its commitment to maintaining relationships with a wide group of lenders by again rotating banks when selling shares in plastics maker Covestro.

  • Issuer and Financial Issuer: Banco Santander

    Issuer and Financial Issuer: Banco Santander

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    Facing one of the largest funding programmes of any European bank, Banco Santander needed to show more than a touch of creativity to keep on track. For managing a complex global issuance programme across a web of different entities – with a €7.1bn rights issue thrown in for good measure – Santander is IFR’s Issuer and Financial Issuer of the Year.

  • Carige and Creval get underwriting

    Equities | 24 November 2017

    Italian FIG was back on the ECM menu last week as banks knuckled down for underwriting a rescue package for Banca Carige and a mid-tier bank set out the case for funding M&A through a rights issue.

  • Cairge

    'Underwriters' say Carige deal is back on track

    Top News | 17 November 2017

    Banca Carige’s management scrambled to save the Italian bank’s capital-strengthening plan on Friday after the banks that provided volume underwriting for its €560m rescue capital increase balked at signing up for full underwriting.

  • Meal ingredients

    Bakkavor lifts UK IPO mood

    Top News | 10 November 2017

    In the space of a week UK ready-meals supplier Bakkavor has gone from cancelling its IPO – creating fear among other UK companies preparing listings – to pricing a revived deal put together in private. In the interim very little has changed, in terms of either the deal structure or the market backdrop that was blamed for the cancellation (this catch-all excuse is rarely valid).

  • UK listings struggle as two cancel

    Equities | 03 November 2017

    After a remarkable run in Europe without cancellations, two came along at once to reinforce the sense that investors are tired of the anaemic returns delivered by recent IPOs.

  • BAWAG P.S.K. logo is pictured at a branch office in Vienna

    Bawag falters as IPO market cools

    Top News | 27 October 2017

    Bawag has completed Austria’s biggest ever listing, but coming amid one of the busiest periods for European floats in recent years proved costly as the bank’s shares have struggled in the first few days of trading.

  • Varta sparks interest amid IPO rush

    Equities | 20 October 2017

    European IPOs are coming thick and fast, with investors and syndicate desks trying to juggle them all in one of the busiest periods for ECM in recent memory.

  • Varta returns recharged as Voltabox sparks interest

    Equities | 29 September 2017

    German ECM was buzzing with talk of lithium-ion batteries last week as Voltabox set a price range for a Frankfurt listing a day ahead of Varta returning recharged and ready for a second attempt at floating.

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