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  • 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.

  • Slim opts for mandatory

    Structured Equity | 11 September 2015

    European structured equity bankers have a new hero – Carlos Slim. Repeat issuers are the lifeblood of the small market so the companies and individuals that make regular appearances in the market are feted – such as billionaire John Fredriksen, who has used convertible bonds as a major source of financing at his many companies.

  • America Movil returns with more KPN bonds

    Ticker | 10 September 2015

    America Movil looks set to price its €750m mandatory exchangeable bonds into Dutch telecoms company KPN at mid-terms after closing the book early this afternoon. The final message to investors was that orders away from mids will miss out, suggesting pricing with a 5.5% coupon on the three-year bonds.

  • Agricultural Development Bank logo

    Way clear for ADB to relaunch IPO

    Equities | 21 August 2015

    The IPO of Agricultural Development Bank is in limbo following the end of proceedings to block the float in the Supreme Court but with no decision on relaunching last week. A revival of the privatisation is imminent and should simply involve a new closing date, with no terms of the deal required to change

  • sainsury

    Sainsbury shops around for best price

    Top News | 24 July 2015

    A new sterling offer from J Sainsbury brought the corporate hybrid market back to life on Thursday, after a combination of interest-rate and Greece-related volatility put a swift halt on new supply in recent months.

  • Danaher

    DCM stalls, but ECM stands firm

    Top News | 03 July 2015

    While the bond markets have not been entirely closed by events in Greece, there has been precious little new issuance in spite of a pipeline that has been continuing to grow.

  • Greek

    European IPOs in doubt as Greece finally has an impact

    Capital City | 29 June 2015

    The Greek debt crisis has hit European ECM like a truck this morning, after a period where primary issuance had been remarkably insulated from events in Southern Europe.

  • Converts defy bond market pause

    Structured Equity | 26 June 2015

    The pipeline of European corporates awaiting the chance to issue bonds is bulging with many deals having completed roadshows but not yet launched, as Greece casts its shadow over the market. The equity-linked market, however, tells a different story with three convertible bonds issued last week.

  • Ingengico

    Repeat issuer and debutant launch convertible bonds

    Capital City | 23 June 2015

    Equity-linked investors in Europe are running the rule over a brace of new issues this morning. Ingenico Group’s seven-years bonds are the more eye-catching due to a €500m deal size, but the SFr150m issue by Swiss construction company Implenia is likely to offer better value.

  • Amplitude Surgical logo

    Amplitude Surgical prepares for US expansion with float

    Equities | 12 June 2015

    Amplitude Surgical is a rare chance to buy into a European company with a remarkable track record of generating and growing profits, but with a plan to grow massively using the proceeds of its IPO. The French company specialises in lower limb orthopaedics, so is up against US giants such as Stryker (US$36.3bn market cap) and Zimmer (US$19.4bn) and is all set to expand into the US market.

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