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Monday, 11 December 2017

Graham Fahy' s stories

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  • 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.

  • 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.