Thursday, 22 February 2018

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  • 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.

  • Buwog logo

    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.

  • ENAV control tower

    First deals show EMEA ECM remains open

    Top News | 01 July 2016

    A successful near-US$1bn accelerated bookbuild and a Swiss IPO that delivered an 8% return on day one added some credence last week to European ECM bankers’ claims that the consequences of the UK’s decision to leave the EU may not be as great as feared – at least for equity capital markets.

  • Algeria Stock Exchange

    IPO cancellation dents Algeria pipeline

    Equities | 24 June 2016

    Hopes that the IPO of Societe des Ciments de Ain El Kebira (SCAEK) would continue the rapid expansion of the Algiers Stock Exchange have been dashed by a lack of interest.

  • Rabobank hands equities to Kepler

    People & Markets | 24 June 2016

    Rabobank is the latest European bank to outsource its equities function to Kepler Cheuvreux, though the emphasis is on the move increasing the bank’s reach rather than it cutting costs.

  • Subordinated bond stands out

    Structured Equity | 10 June 2016

    Construction company BAM’s subordinated convertible bond last week tested investor appetite for higher risk product, after buyers have enjoyed a steady stream of investment-grade paper over recent months.

  • Swiss Prime Site sign

    Swiss Prime Site slashes funding cost with convertible bond

    Ticker | 08 June 2016

    Swiss Prime Site was already in investors’ thoughts when it launched yesterday’s SFr250m (US$259.3m) convertible bond issue – as it also marked the last day to convert the 1.875% convertible issued five years ago.

  • Shape-shifters


    All Special Reports | 02 June 2016

    The past 12 months have seen top borrowers embrace equity-linked bonds for the first time in many years. In Europe, the Middle East and Africa, issuance in recent years has struggled to keep up with bond redemptions, in large part due to the rarity of investment-grade issuers and reliance on small bonds from high-yield issuers.

  • banks

    Qatar builds theme park stake

    Ticker | 31 May 2016

    Qatar Holding has built an 11% shareholding in Dubai Parks & Resorts through the theme park operator’s Dh1.68bn (US$457m) rights issue.