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Sunday, 22 October 2017

Graham Fahy' s stories

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  • Saipem logo

    Saipem scare quickly forgotten

    Top News | 11 March 2016

    Underwriting appetite for jumbo European rights issues is undiminished despite a near-death experience for banks that supported Saipem’s €3.5bn capital increase.

  • Banca Popolare di Vicenza logo

    Shareholders back Banca Popolare di Vicenza IPO

    Equities | 11 March 2016

    Trapped between a rock and a very hard place, shareholders in Italy’s Banca Popolare di Vicenza backed the bank’s critical €1.75bn share issue at an EGM on March 5.

  • A Delta Lloyd sign is seen on a building

    Delta Lloyd still under pressure

    Equities | 04 March 2016

    The largest shareholder in Delta Lloyd has injected a dose of drama into the normally serene world of Dutch insurance and pensions by accusing its management of forcing through a highly-dilutive rights issue.

  • An Allied Irish Bank branch

    Political stalemate delays AIB sale

    Equities | 04 March 2016

    The CFO of Allied Irish Banks has acknowledged that a return to public hands could be delayed by the inconclusive Irish election, though this could ultimately prove positive for the bank and government as AIB continues on an upward trajectory.

  • Scandinavian Tobacco Group logo

    Europe trumps US in IPO test

    Top News | 12 February 2016

    European equity issuers passed their biggest test of the year, overcoming market volatility to price four floats in what was the busiest week of IPOs so far this year and outpacing the US, where both major deals were cancelled.

  • cigar smokes

    Bankers break out the Cohibas

    Equities | 12 February 2016

    Scandinavian Tobacco Group made its trading debut last Wednesday, having survived the market turmoil to become the largest tobacco IPO since Caroline Group came to the market in 2002.

  • Saipem logo

    Underwriters stuck with Saipem

    Equities | 12 February 2016

    Underwriters are blaming arbitrage traders for a surge of selling in Saipem that pushed the share price below the subscription level on its €3.5bn rights issue, sticking them with almost €427m of unwanted shares.

  • Lloyds Banking Group head office

    Forget it Sid, Lloyds sale is off

    Top News | 29 January 2016

    A promise by the UK government to give retail investors an opportunity to buy shares in Lloyds Banking Group has jammed it firmly between a rock and a hard place.

  • Saipem logo

    Saipem an early test of nerves

    Equities | 22 January 2016

    Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan could be about to find out if this is the year the market punishes the go-to guys as they take on the lion’s share of underwriting for Saipem’s massive €3.5bn rights issue.

  • Consob office

    REITs hold fast

    Equities | 15 January 2016

    Consob did its bit to jump-start Europe’s equity capital markets last week, announcing the launch of two Italian real estate listings. Unfortunately, neither company was so keen to brave the market and both decided to hold fast rather than launch on the originally scheduled date. They now have a small window before financial statements go stale.