Sunday, 19 August 2018

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  • Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) logo

    FCA targets league tables for reform

    Top News | 21 October 2016

    League table manipulation is one of the greatest issues facing investment banking, according to the UK market regulator. The Financial Conduct Authority’s report into investment banking seemed to declare the issue more important than the apparent corruption in IPO allocations it discovered through extensive analysis, or reciprocity between banks, which it said exists but does not stifle competition.

  • Waha Capital picks Dib as COO

    Ticker | 10 October 2016

    BNP Paribas’s former head of EMEA ECM Alain Dib has joined Waha Capital as chief operating officer, only a few months after leaving the French bank.

  • Innogy logo

    Innogy set to be the biggest IPO since Glencore

    Top News | 07 October 2016

    The Frankfurt spin-off IPO of Innogy was priced at the top of guidance on Thursday with a full upsize option employed, providing Europe with its largest flotation since Glencore raised US$10bn in May 2011.

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    Innogy's €5bn IPO the largest in Europe for five years

    Ticker | 06 October 2016

    Innogy’s spin-off IPO will raise €5bn when it prices at the top of guidance with a full upsize option employed, making it the largest flotation in Europe since Glencore in May 2011.

  • Swimming straight into the Nets

    Equities | 02 September 2016

    ECM bankers moved quickly after returning to their desks following the summer break on requests from investors to launch Danish payments business Nets. The IPO is one of the first to launch this side of the holiday break and will likely be one of the larger offerings of the year to-date.

  • MOVES-Danske adds Norum for SSA and FIG coverage

    Ticker | 23 August 2016

    Danske Bank has hired Susanna Norum as a senior originator in the debt capital markets team. Norum will cover financial institutions and sovereigns, supranationals and agencies.

  • Euro bills

    Optimism for European ECM as IPOs return 10%

    Top News | 19 August 2016

    European ECM bankers are increasingly optimistic about the prospects for issuance in the rest of 2016 thanks to the double-digit percentage returns from IPOs in the region this year. Volume-weighted returns from EMEA listings this year are a handsome 10%, a level only two major EMEA indices can top – those in the niche markets of Russia and Egypt.

  • Dish Network logo

    Dish sells US$2.5bn convert for reasons unknown

    Top News | 05 August 2016

    Dish Network’s rapid accumulation of cash continued with its upsized US$2.5bn 10-year convertible bond last week. The fundraising follows hot on the heels of a US$2bn high-yield bond in June. Both deals exceeded expectations as the convert launched at US$2bn – and with the greenshoe could

  • RWE headquarters

    RWE spin-off on track

    Equities | 05 August 2016

    RWE offered ECM bankers a pick-me-up last week with projections for full-year performance at RWE International ahead of its IPO before year-end. The moniker selected for the new subsidiary is a little confusing as it pools the renewables, grid and retail activities of the group in Germany and abroad. The rump RWE will focus on conventional electricity generation and trading.

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    Bemusement at speedy Buwog flip

    Equities | 22 July 2016

    A €375m accelerated bookbuild in Austrian real estate company Buwog generated a flurry of chatter last week as seller Sapinda Invest had purchased the shares just six weeks earlier.