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Saturday, 22 September 2018

Owen Wild' s stories

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  • Lloyd's of London

    Phoenix rights issue to run into July

    Ticker | 30 May 2018

    Phoenix Group set pricing on its long-awaited £950.6m rights issue at a 25.1% discount to the theoretical ex-rights price, in a deal that will part-fund the £1.971bn cash portion of its acquisition of Standard Life Assurance.

  • UBS picks Martinez-Piqueras to head ECM

    People & Markets | 25 May 2018

    UBS has promoted Javier Martinez-Piqueras to global head of ECM after two and a half years running the business in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

  • UBS

    MOVES-Martinez-Piqueras steps up at UBS to lead ECM globally

    Ticker | 22 May 2018

    UBS has promoted Javier Martinez-Piqueras to global head of ECM after two and a half years running the business in the EMEA region.

  • sweden US$ bond

    MOVES-BAML adds head of Nordic ECM

    Ticker | 22 May 2018

    Magnus Ericson will join Bank of America Merrill Lynch as head of Nordic ECM in August, reporting to co-heads of EMEA ECM James Fleming and Sam Losada.

  • The logo of the company is seen on a barrel at the plant of Swiss chemical group Sika

    Sika jumbo revives Europe's struggling CB market

    Top News | 18 May 2018

    Fresh from settling a three-year plus battle over its future, Sika secured SFr1.65bn (US$1.65bn) from an upsized seven-year convertible bond through sole bookrunner UBS with a conversion premium set 36% above its all-time high share price.

  • Vodafone

    Vodafone aims to keep leverage in check

    Top News | 11 May 2018

    Vodafone is looking to avoid overloading its balance sheet with debt when it pays €18.4bn to acquire Liberty Global’s assets in Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania.

  • A woman talks on a mobile telephone as she passes a Vodafone store in central London

    Vodafone opts for hybrids and mandatory for Liberty acquisition

    Ticker | 10 May 2018

    Vodafone hopes to earn €5bn-€7bn of equity credit on the issue of mandatory convertible bonds and hybrids used to part-finance the acquisition of Liberty Global’s operations in Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania for an enterprise value of €18.4bn.

  • NMC Health

    Size matters: NMC Health CB falls short

    Top News | 27 April 2018

    JP Morgan was unable to sell all of NMC Health’s debut bond issue, a US$450m seven-year convertible, even after adjusting terms, making this the second failure out of the last three convertibles in Europe.

  • French flag

    MOVES-Vernet-Garnier new head of finance at APE

    Ticker | 23 April 2018

    French state shareholding authority Agence des Participations l’Etat has appointed Claire Vernet-Garnier as head of finance, succeeding Francois Champarnaud.

  • A policeman walks past a wall sign with the logo of aluminium and power producer En+ Group

    US Russia sanctions hit ECM

    Top News | 13 April 2018

    The expansion of US financial sanctions to capture prominent Russian businessmen and related companies has left investors in recent equity deals nursing heavy losses and led to the cancellation of an IPO launched only the previous week.