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Monday, 04 May 2015

Owen Wild' s stories

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    Commerzbank surprises with latest capital increase

    Equities | 01 May 2015

    Commerzbank completed its fifth capital increase in four years last week, picking up €1.377bn in an overnight trade designed to bolster its capital and leverage ratios. The transaction was dealt with in short order, although regulations required holding the book open overnight.

  • The company logo of the Bank of America and Merrill Lynch

    Hume-Kendall bows out after 17 years at Merrill

    People & Markets | 24 April 2015

    European equity capital markets will be a more boring place when veteran dealmaker Rupert Hume-Kendall retires from Bank of America Merrill Lynch in September. The colourful Brit ends his 17 years with the firm as chairman of global corporate and investment banking for the Europe, Middle East a

  • Unibail-Rodamco

    Unibail captures momentum for multi-leg refi

    Top News | 10 April 2015

    The ease with which Unibail-Rodamco completed the concurrent issue of €1.5bn of new debt, equally split across Green, conventional and convertible bonds, plus tenders for 10 outstanding bonds shows the renewed vim in the market following the Easter break.

  • Logo of Unibail-Rodamco

    Unibail pushes premium higher

    Capital City | 08 April 2015

    French real estate giant Unibail-Rodamco has leapt on the accommodative terms open to high-grade names in debt markets with an extensive reprofiling of its outstanding debt. The commercial property group is issuing a new convertible bond while tendering for its January 2018 CB. At the same time a separate group of banks are leading a new €1bn dual tranche straight debt issue and tender for nine outstanding bonds.

  • Banks beef up ECM teams in Europe

    People & Markets | 02 April 2015

    European equity capital markets desks are reviewing their staffing levels after a surge in issuance in the first quarter of the year, with proceeds rocketing to US$81bn – some 55% up on the previous three months.

  • The Telecom Italia headquarters is seen in downtown Milan

    Equity-linked springs to life in EMEA

    Top News | 27 March 2015

    EMEA equity-linked issuance has leapt by more than US$4.5bn in the space of seven days, raising hopes that the market is finally managing to compete with the enormous liquidity and extraordinary terms on offer from straight debt for both investment-grade and high-yield issuers.

  • Abengoa proves market access

    Structured Equity | 27 February 2015

    Abengoa returned to the debt capital markets for the first time since a sharp sell-off in its bonds last year to raise US$279m. The issue of bonds exchangeable into Abengoa Yield proved the company still has access to markets, but there were still questions over t

  • The logo of the new Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is seen at the agency's headquarters in the Canary Wharf business district of London

    Jitters as FCA looks at allocations

    Top News | 27 February 2015

    The Financial Conduct Authority will reveal in March whether new issuance of debt and equity will come under its competition review, a prospect that has set bankers’ nerves on edge.

  • The logo of the new Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is seen at the agency's headquarters in the Canary Wharf business district of London

    Jitters as FCA looks at allocations

    Blogs | 27 February 2015

    The Financial Conduct Authority will reveal in March whether new issuance of debt and equity will come under its competition review, a prospect that has set bankers’ nerves on edge.

  • Germany

    Equity-linked fights back

    Top News | 13 February 2015

    The extraordinarily tight pricing levels achieved by well-rated corporates in debt markets have finally convinced equity-linked investors to bend to the new reality, forcing them to accept negative yields on sizeable new issues.

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