Tuesday, 27 January 2015

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  • Switzerland

    SNB move puts Swiss deals in jeopardy

    Top News | 16 January 2015

    A bright start for Swiss capital markets in 2015 was quickly snuffed out as the rapid revaluation of the franc closed the primary debt market and made Europe’s largest IPO of the year suddenly much more expensive.

  • Into the unknown

    Into the unknown

    All Special Reports | 12 December 2014

    Investors in banks could be forgiven for longing for simpler times. On established metrics banks look incredibly cheap. But a host of new rules around capital requirements and resolving failing banks, not to mention a host of untested debt structures, have left investors attempting to evaluate an unpredictable new world.

  • Leading the way

    Equity House and Americas Equity House: Morgan Stanley

    All Special Reports | 12 December 2014

    The number of bookrunners seems to increase with every year that passes, but issuers are listening to fewer banks. While some just go along for the ride, Morgan Stanley prefers to lead from the front. Morgan Stanley is IFR’s Equity House and Americas Equity House.

  • On speed dial

    Issuer and Corporate Issuer: Altice

    All Special Reports | 12 December 2014

    Altice went on an acquisition spree in 2014, which led to the company – and subsidiary Numericable – tapping debt and equity markets in substantial size. For pushing boundaries in every arena, Altice is IFR’s Issuer and Corporate Issuer of the Year.

  • EMEA Structured Equity Issue: E.ON’s €113m exchangeable bond into BKW

    All Special Reports | 12 December 2014

    Getting paid to issue debt is an extraordinary feat, yet E.ON achieved this with its exchangeable bond converting into the extremely illiquid Swiss energy company BKW – even when there was a competing convertible from BKW in the market at the same time.

  • Monte Dei Paschi

    Stress test triggers more equity

    Top News | 31 October 2014

    If equity markets had been less welcoming of recapitalisation deals earlier this year, the results of the ECB’s recent assessment of European banking would have been dramatically different. The list of stress test failures released by Europe’s central bank reads like a greatest hits of 2014 equity fundraisings, with the new capital mostly filling the gaps identified.

  • Ferrari

    Ferrari prances towards IPO

    Top News | 31 October 2014

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles set the market aflutter last week – not with its plans to recapitalise through equity and equity-linked issues totalling several billion dollars in the next two months, but with the IPO of just 10% of Ferrari.

  • LSE

    Volatility puts the brakes on IPOs

    Top News | 17 October 2014

    The year might already be over for ECM bankers – in mid-October. Last week’s broad-based and dramatic corrections in asset prices saw IPOs postponed or cut in size across the world and if markets don’t quickly find stability, the considerable pipeline of deals scheduled for the rest of the year may prove impossible to bring to market.

  • Logo of UK’s Aldermore bank

    UK challenger bank IPO fails

    Capital City | 15 October 2014

    Challenger bank Aldermore was unable to defy the weakening market backdrop and cancelled its £300m IPO this morning. Bankers had been hopeful yesterday of finding a deal that would work, but conceded this morning.

  • E.ON

    All positive for negative-yield bond

    Top News | 26 September 2014

    E.ON is being paid to issue debt after securing a negative yield on bonds exchangeable into Swiss energy company BKW.

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