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Sunday, 20 May 2018

Owen Wild' s stories

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  • The logo of the company is seen on a barrel at the plant of Swiss chemical group Sika

    Sika jumbo revives Europe's struggling CB market

    Top News | 18 May 2018

    Fresh from settling a three-year plus battle over its future, Sika secured SFr1.65bn (US$1.65bn) from an upsized seven-year convertible bond through sole bookrunner UBS with a conversion premium set 36% above its all-time high share price.

  • Vodafone

    Vodafone aims to keep leverage in check

    Top News | 11 May 2018

    Vodafone is looking to avoid overloading its balance sheet with debt when it pays €18.4bn to acquire Liberty Global’s assets in Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania.

  • A woman talks on a mobile telephone as she passes a Vodafone store in central London

    Vodafone opts for hybrids and mandatory for Liberty acquisition

    Ticker | 10 May 2018

    Vodafone hopes to earn €5bn-€7bn of equity credit on the issue of mandatory convertible bonds and hybrids used to part-finance the acquisition of Liberty Global’s operations in Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania for an enterprise value of €18.4bn.

  • NMC Health

    Size matters: NMC Health CB falls short

    Top News | 27 April 2018

    JP Morgan was unable to sell all of NMC Health’s debut bond issue, a US$450m seven-year convertible, even after adjusting terms, making this the second failure out of the last three convertibles in Europe.

  • French flag

    MOVES-Vernet-Garnier new head of finance at APE

    Ticker | 23 April 2018

    French state shareholding authority Agence des Participations l’Etat has appointed Claire Vernet-Garnier as head of finance, succeeding Francois Champarnaud.

  • A policeman walks past a wall sign with the logo of aluminium and power producer En+ Group

    US Russia sanctions hit ECM

    Top News | 13 April 2018

    The expansion of US financial sanctions to capture prominent Russian businessmen and related companies has left investors in recent equity deals nursing heavy losses and led to the cancellation of an IPO launched only the previous week.

  • African IPO opportunities

    Equities | 13 April 2018

    Bankers have been talking up the possibility of issuance from South African companies exposed to the local economy since Cyril Ramaphosa replaced Jacob Zuma as president. The new-found enthusiasm for exposure to South Africa Inc will be tested by Libstar Holdings, while Vivo Energy’s London listing gives exposure across Africa in a UK PLC wrapper.

  • Macquarie

    MOVES-Macquarie hires Lucas as head of European ECM

    Ticker | 13 April 2018

    Macquarie Capital has appointed Charles Lucas as head of European equity capital markets and corporate broking, leading the division across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

  • A Lazard sign

    MOVES-Gaultier switches to ECM advisory at Lazard

    Ticker | 13 April 2018

    Charles-Henry Gaultier is to join Lazard in June, though he is still having to turn up for work at Deutsche Bank. Gaultier recently resigned from Deutsche where he led coverage of French ECM to switch to covering continental Europe while based in Paris on the advisory side at Lazard.

  • Provident Financial logo

    Shareholders back Provident to bounce back

    Ticker | 10 April 2018

    Doorstep lender Provident Financial secured very strong backing for its £331m rights issue to cover costs related to an investigation into mis-selling at its Vanquis credit card unit.

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