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Monday, 16 July 2018

Owen Wild' s stories

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  • Bank of America and Merrill Lynch logo

    MOVES-Bank of America Merrill Lynch names Coben vice-chairman

    Ticker | 05 March 2018

    Craig Coben has been named vice-chairman of global capital markets at Bank of America Merrill Lynch to focus on deepening the bank’s relationships with major clients globally.

  • A screen displays the Dow Jones Industrial Average after the closing bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, (NYSE) in New York, U.S., February 8, 2018.

    ECM stays calm amid the storm

    Top News | 09 February 2018

    The sharp drop in equity markets globally and an extraordinary spike in volatility has failed to shake ECM bankers and investors. While equities investors have suffered sharp paper losses, there has been no drop in engagement - even on IPOs.

  • Steinhoff flips PSG for quick cash

    Equities | 26 January 2018

    Steinhoff raised some much-needed cash through the sale of most of its stake in investment group PSG Group on Monday. The R7.1bn (US$581m) proceeds will help the South African retailer deal with a funding gap.

  • Spotify logo from company website

    Bankers eye Spotify's non-IPO warily

    Top News | 05 January 2018

    Confirmation that music streaming service Spotify has confidentially filed a 20F application for a direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange has triggered much discussion of the Swedish company’s decision to shun an initial public offering.

  • Saudi kicks off 2018 IPOs

    Equities | 05 January 2018

    The first EMEA IPO of 2018 got underway on January 1. The float is a Saudi REIT and Al Rajhi Capital’s latest fund. The target is to place 42.67m shares at SR10. Proceeds of SR426.7m (US$113.8m) compare with a total size for the REIT of SR1.62bn.

  • Making a difference

    Making a difference

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    Banks and issuers have donated more than £25.5m to Save the Children through the IFR Awards over 22 years. In 2017, IFR deputy editor Owen Wild visited projects in Ethiopia that have been beneficiaries of that support.

  • Equity House and Asia-Pacific Equity House: Morgan Stanley

    Equity House and Asia-Pacific Equity House: Morgan Stanley

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    Morgan Stanley capitalised on the resurgence in ECM in 2017. It maintained its position as a leader of IPOs, built its presence in block trades and remained the bank adviser of choice, making it IFR’s Equity House and Asia-Pacific Equity House of the Year.

  • SSAR Issuer: United Kingdom

    SSAR Issuer: United Kingdom

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    Difficult negotiations to leave the EU, a snap general election that led to a minority government, continuing volatility in sterling and the first interest rate rise in a decade all failed to knock the UK issuance bodies off their feet. Debt issues were remarkably unaffected, while the government finally disposed of its last shares in Lloyds Banking Group. The United Kingdom is IFR’s SSAR Issuer of the Year.

  • Financing Package: UniCredit's Transform 2019 recapitalisation

    Financing Package: UniCredit's Transform 2019 recapitalisation

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    UniCredit’s rapid transformation under chief executive Jean Pierre Mustier was a remarkable feat. He convinced stakeholders that his plan was right and led from the front in selling it worldwide in a rapid sequence of transactions. UniCredit’s recapitalisation is IFR’s Financing Package of the Year.

  • EMEA IPO: Galenica Sante's SFr1.9bn IPO

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    A Swiss pharmacy chain isn’t the sexiest of equity stories, but investor appetite for safe, predictable yields is enormous – especially in a country with negative rates. As a result, Galenica Sante’s SFr1.9bn (US$1.9bn) IPO in April became an unlikely hot ticket, with investors rushing to place orders as soon as the books opened.