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Friday, 29 April 2016

Owen Wild' s stories

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  • Vicenza

    Vicenza goes through the motions

    Top News | 22 April 2016

    Bookbuilding for the €1.5bn IPO of Banca Popolare di Vicenza finally got under way on Thursday following regulatory approval of the prospectus. Italian regulator Consob took longer than expected to give its approval, but it made little difference as there was a far more important delay

  • Spin-offs help ease IPO jitters

    Spin-offs help ease IPO jitters

    All Special Reports | 22 April 2016

    Of all the problems presently facing Germany, it is unlikely that a stuttering equity capital market is getting much attention versus the challenges of welcoming hundreds of thousands of refugees.

  • A brown bear rests while in its enclosure in a wildlife zoo in the central German town of Worbis south of Hanover

    Privatisation hibernation

    All Special Reports | 22 April 2016

    April marks a surprising anniversary – 10 years since KfW sold any shares in Deutsche Telekom.

  • Schaeffler ball bearings

    Schaeffler falls short

    Top News | 08 April 2016

    European ECM bankers already struggling to cope following an appalling first quarter proceeded to follow it up by making a hash of last week’s €1.24bn block trade in Schaeffler, only the third US$1bn-plus overnight deal in the region this year.

  • Veolia keeps it vanilla

    Structured Equity | 11 March 2016

    Veolia Environnement offered investors a break from the run of synthetic convertible bonds last Tuesday with a straightforward €700m five-year OCEANE. There was a kicker – a potential yield of –0.88% and premium of up to 50%.

  • British pound sterling banknotes

    Brexit risk hits fundraising

    Top News | 26 February 2016

    UK corporates have shunned sterling issuance so far this year and, with a possible Brexit looming, the cost of coming to the market has become even more expensive.

  • Banca Popolare di Vicenza logo

    IPO fears haunt Italian banks

    Top News | 19 February 2016

    Capital raisings vital for the future of Italian banking are likely to prove extremely tricky, with bond investors beginning to price in the fact that planned listings for Banca Popolare di Vicenza and

  • Scandinavian Tobacco Group logo

    Europe trumps US in IPO test

    Top News | 12 February 2016

    European equity issuers passed their biggest test of the year, overcoming market volatility to price four floats in what was the busiest week of IPOs so far this year and outpacing the US, where both major deals were cancelled.

  • Saudi Aramco oil tanks

    Aramco: world's largest company 'plans IPO'

    Top News | 08 January 2016

    Is the world’s largest company really likely to sell an IPO? And would such a deal trigger the opening up of Saudi Arabia’s stock market to international investors?

  • 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.

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