Tuesday, 17 October 2017

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  • Equity House: Goldman Sachs cartoon

    Equity House: Goldman Sachs

    All Special Reports | 18 December 2015

    The consistency with which Goldman Sachs tops the global equity capital markets league tables every year would be tedious were it not so remarkable in one of the most cut-throat arenas of investment banking. The dominance of the US house whatever the weather is why it is feared and revered in equal measure. Goldman Sachs is IFR’s Equity House of the Year.

  • EMEA Equity House: Morgan Stanley cartoon

    EMEA Equity House: Morgan Stanley

    All Special Reports | 18 December 2015

    A rise in mandated business and drop in risk trades in 2015 played right to Morgan Stanley’s strengths. But the bank’s success in bringing the right companies to market at the best times and with the correct valuation were what made it IFR’s EMEA Equity House of the Year.

  • Structured Equity House: JP Morgan cartoon

    Structured Equity House: JP Morgan

    All Special Reports | 18 December 2015

    Market conditions were ripe for a big year in structured equity, but issuance disappointed. Yet JP Morgan managed a leadership position in every region and led trophy deals with skill and panache. It is IFR’s Structured Equity House of the Year

  • EMEA Structured Equity Issue: America Movil’s €3bn bond exchangeable into KPN

    All Special Reports | 18 December 2015

    Carlos Slim had given up hope of controlling KPN, so what to do with the 24.8% stake held following America Movil’s failed bid for the Dutch telecoms firm in 2013?

  • Flurry of deals hits pricing

    Structured Equity | 27 November 2015

    Total has continued the run of synthetic issues this year by issuing US$1.2bn of non-dilutive seven-year convertibles. Wednesday’s trade follows similar synthetic transactions by National Grid (£400m), Iberdrola (€500m) and Vodafone (£600m) all in the space of two months.

  • IAG extracts value from CB buyers

    Structured Equity | 13 November 2015

    International Airlines Group showed, once again, that a powerful brand – the holding company owns British Airways and Iberia – can ensure a similarly rapturous response to a convertible bond as an investment-grade rating. Clearly, the deal size of €1bn, split equally between five and seven-year paper, was the other major factor in attracting interest as a deal of this size goes into the convert indices so is hard to miss.

  • A Eurobank branch in Athens

    Greek banks wrap up follow-ons

    Equities | 13 November 2015

    Finally, all four major Greek banks are in the market with their stress test-driven capital increases, allowing investors that were waiting to choose between them to make up their minds on where to put their money.

  • Deutsche Bank headquarters in Frankfurt

    Deutsche disbanding CMTS as restructuring begins

    Capital City | 10 November 2015

    Deutsche Bank’s capital markets and treasury solutions division (CMTS) is to be dismantled as the restructuring of the German lender gets under way, according to sources.

  • Piggybank

    Greeks return: Third time lucky?

    Top News | 06 November 2015

    Greece’s banks are back, and for the third year in a row are asking equity investors to save them from nationalisation. The fundraising target of around €5.5bn across Piraeus Bank,

  • Atlas Mara back on acquisition trail

    Structured Equity | 02 October 2015

    African banking group Atlas Mara has issued a senior secured convertible bond through a private placement as part of a fundraising to back future acquisitions. The US$52.4m raised through the issue of five-year bonds adds to US$200m secured from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the US government’s development finance institution, enabling Atlas Mara to crack on with expanding its sub-Saharan operations.