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Monday, 23 October 2017

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    EQUITIES: ManU rides institutional support to public markets

    Capital City | 09 August 2012

    Manchester United’s success in a trans-continental effort to list is a stunning achievement not only for the football club and its owner, but the investment banks that led the IPO. The offering process culminated this evening in the pricing of 16.67m shares at US$14, to value the club at US$2.3bn.

  • ‘TARP time’ nears for Europe

    Top News | 30 September 2011

    For most, if not all, European banks outside the national champions in core countries – and even for some national champions in core countries – raising rescue equity in the traditional way, through rights issues, is off the agenda.

  • Fresenius

    100% debt convertible bond trumps HY

    Top News | 19 September 2014

    Fresenius Medical Care has illustrated the flexibility of equity-linked products by removing any threat of dilution from its €400m convertible bond issue. By repurchasing the embedded option through a matching derivative from joint

  • 1987: £7.2bn BP privatisation: the deal that defied Black Monday

    All Special Reports | 06 August 2013

    Living up to your commitments - For some, memories of the Thatcherite 1980s are dominated by football hooliganism, the cavernous North-South divide and the ascent of Welsh miners to the surface and straight on to the dole queue.

  • Abengoa proves market access

    Structured Equity | 27 February 2015

    Abengoa returned to the debt capital markets for the first time since a sharp sell-off in its bonds last year to raise US$279m. The issue of bonds exchangeable into Abengoa Yield proved the company still has access to markets, but there were still questions over t

  • William Ackman

    Ackman close to US$2bn target

    Equities | 19 September 2014

    Activist investor William Ackman will raise US$2bn in permanent capital with a listing of Pershing Square Capital Management in Amsterdam. Most of the deal was already covered at launch after a cornerstone process received more demand than expected and was set at US$1.5bn.

  • Adidas and Messi

    Adidas capitalises on stock high with CB

    Top News | 17 March 2012

    An all-time stock high and rampant demand for investment-grade paper in the European convertible market combined to attract adidas to issue its first convertible bonds since 2003. The €500m move follows the US$3bn jumbo offering by Siemens last month, which was coincidentally also its first visit to the equity-linked market in nearly a d

  • Aena

    Aena defies convention

    Top News | 06 February 2015

    The Spanish government defied convention when it raised the price range on the privatisation of airports operator Aena. Irrespective of demand, companies – on the advice of their bankers – traditionally do not move price ranges on European IPOs. It is the clearest example of the divergence between markets on either side

  • Tom Ahearne

    Ahearne leaves Credit Suisse after 23 years

    People & Markets | 28 June 2013

    Tom Ahearne is leaving Credit Suis

  • Ain't CBs grand

    Structured Equity | 21 February 2014

    Luxembourg-based and Frankfurt-listed Grand City Properties raised €150m towards acquisitions from last Monday’s issue of senior, secured convertible bonds. The five-year paper carries a coupon of 1.5% but the total cost is potentially higher as the bonds redeem at 106.65%.

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