Sunday, 22 October 2017

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  • 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.

  • Bottles of SABMiller's flagship brew, Castle Lager

    Credit Suisse enjoys a beer

    Equities | 29 April 2016

    Bankers at Credit Suisse placed £1bn of SABMiller in just 25 minutes on Tuesday evening, in the largest sole-run European ECM transaction in two years.

  • Telepizza Executive Chairman Pablo Juantegui

    Telepizza arrives cold and soggy

    Top News | 29 April 2016

    Telepizza just could not quite live up to its hype. The “hot” €550m IPO for the Spanish pizza delivery company was covered minutes after launch and apparently multiple times covered when books closed, yet ended with some investors pulling their orders over concerns about the quality of demand.

  • Philips Lighting store

    Netherlands: Philips talks up IPO as part of bulging Dutch pipeline

    Equities | 29 April 2016

    Dutch ECM bankers are looking forward to a bumper year as dual-track sales are abandoned in favour of public offerings.

  • Vicenza

    Vicenza goes through the motions

    Top News | 22 April 2016

    Bookbuilding for the €1.5bn IPO of Banca Popolare di Vicenza finally got under way on Thursday following regulatory approval of the prospectus. Italian regulator Consob took longer than expected to give its approval, but it made little difference as there was a far more important delay

  • Banca Popolare di Vicenza headquaters

    Italian rescue fund bails out IPOs

    Top News | 15 April 2016

    Italy’s largest financial institutions have cobbled together a rescue fund to spread the pain of failed recapitalisations and buy non-performing loans at around twice the price that other private funds are willing to pay. Yet the success of the €6bn fund in helping with a €360bn problem hinges on the government passing a change in the law on repossessing collateral held against loans.

  • Banca Popolare di Vicenza logo

    All eyes on UniCredit as Popolare di Vicenza launched

    Equities | 08 April 2016

    Banca Popolare di Vicenza is pushing ahead with a €1.76bn share issue in the knowledge that if investors fail to back its much-needed capital raising effort then attempts to engage investors in recapitalisations at other Italian banks will probably struggle. Failure will also leave sol

  • Italy bags €8bn despite peripheral sell-off

    Vicenza IPO crucial for Italian regional banks

    Ticker | 07 April 2016

    Banca Popolare di Vicenza is pushing ahead with a €1.76bn share issue in the knowledge that if investors fail to back its much-needed capital raising effort then those at other Italian banks will likely be nixed. Failure will also leave sole underwriter UniCredit in control of a struggling regional bank it can ill afford.

  • Banca Popolare di Vicenza logo

    Underwriter nerves put recaps at risk

    Equities | 01 April 2016

    Investor reluctance to get involved in key Italian banking recapitalisations has unnerved underwriters and attracted the attention of private equity players looking to acquire distressed assets on the cheap.

  • Update: Deutsche veteran Hansel moves to BofA Merrill ECM

    Ticker | 21 March 2016

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch has picked the pocket of Deutsche Bank equity capital markets for a hire once again, luring 26-year veteran Georg Hansel with a role as head of ECM for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.