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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Graham Fahy' s stories

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  • UniCredit bank headquaters

    Cheeky bidders outmanoeuvred by UniCredit

    Equities | 15 July 2016

    UniCredit provided the two largest accelerated trades in European ECM last week as its new CEO set about raising cash and restoring confidence in the capital-light lender.

  • Jean-Pierre Mustier

    Mustier makes his mark at UniCredit

    Top News | 15 July 2016

    Jean-Pierre Mustier started his first week as chief executive of UniCredit at a canter, selling down part of the Italian group’s stakes in domestic lender

  • ENAV control tower

    Italy stays the course with Enav IPO

    Top News | 08 July 2016

    The Italian government is pushing ahead with a public offering of shares in air traffic controller Enav even though investors are using the current market turmoil to extract a hefty IPO discount.

  • ENAV control tower

    Enav expected to follow Investis

    Equities | 01 July 2016

    Successful pricing and a positive aftermarket for Swiss real estate company Investis should provide comfort for Italian air traffic control business Enav. Pre-marketing on Enav’s €1bn Milan IPO continues this week, with a price range expected mid-week.

  • Toll booths operated by Abertis Infraestructuras

    Abertis buyers push ahead

    Top News | 01 July 2016

    A king-sized order in Tuesday night’s €814.6m accelerated sale in Abertis Infraestructuras set the level for the entire transaction, and absorbed so many of the shares on offer that there was little left over for anybody else once other wall-crossed investors had been looked after.

  • Veneto Banca logo

    Veneto rescue tests depleted Atlante

    Top News | 24 June 2016

    Italian rescue fund Atlante will take a substantial hit on its €1bn purchase of Veneto Banca shares even if the struggling bank is split into good and bad parts in an effort to find a buyer.

  • Bank of Ireland

    Government eyes BoI dribble-out

    Equities | 10 June 2016

    The success of Morgan Stanley’s dribble-out of the UK government’s stake in Lloyds has led to a recommendation that the Irish government consider a similar move for its stake in Bank of Ireland. Civil servants suggested the move as an alternative to chunky block sales for the 14% stake.

  • Veneto Banca logo

    Rejected Veneto bailed out by Atlante

    Top News | 03 June 2016

    Veneto Banca finally bowed to the inevitable and signed up the Atlante bank rescue fund to sub-underwrite its €1bn capital increase, having failed to find any interested investors.

  • Banco Popular headquarters

    Banco Popular slumps on capital call

    Equities | 27 May 2016

    The management of Banco Popular will need to work hard to convince sceptical investors that a €2.5bn capital increase is big enough to steady the ship – and quickly, if they are to arrest the collapse in its share price before it is too late.

  • Veneto Banca

    Veneto next to call on Atlante

    Top News | 06 May 2016

    Italy’s hastily assembled rescue fund, Atlante, will almost certainly be needed to buy unwanted shares in Veneto Banca’s €1bn IPO despite defiant noises coming from the bank’s management.