Friday, 15 December 2017

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  • EMEA Equity House: Citigroup

    EMEA Equity House: Citigroup

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    Citigroup doubling its workload in a year without any negative impact on execution was remarkable. As the global coordinator of choice Citigroup led from the front and is IFR’s EMEA Equity House of the Year.

  • EMEA Mid-Market Equity House: Berenberg

    EMEA Mid-Market Equity House: Berenberg

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    Having conquered its home market of Germany, Berenberg is rapidly building in the UK and elsewhere in Europe. In five years it has established itself as a leading ECM house that does things differently, making it IFR’s inaugural EMEA Mid-Market Equity House.

  • EMEA Structured Equity Issue: Deutsche Wohnen's €1.3bn ABB and convertible plus buyback

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    The equity-linked market stuttered throughout the year, but Deutsche Wohnen’s €1.345bn three-part transaction flowed in a seamless manner, despite the complexities inherent in three concurrent bookbuilds. At €800m, the convertible portion of the German property group’s fundraising and liability management exercise in February was the second-largest convertible bond, behind STMicroelectronic’s US$1.5bn dual-tranche deal in June.

  • ADNOC Distribution

    Smaller ADNOC caps strong IPO year

    Top News | 08 December 2017

    The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange IPO of ADNOC Distribution, operator of retail fuel stations in the UAE, closed on Thursday with pricing off the bottom of guidance at Dh2.50 for a Dh3.125bn (US$851m) deal size. The IPO saw 10% of the company sold, having launched with ambitions of up to 20%.

  • Steinhoff International logo

    Steinhoff scandal leaves banks gauging exposure

    Top News | 08 December 2017

    Banks that financed Steinhoff International’s rapid expansion have been left gauging their exposure – both financial and legal – to the South African retailer after “new information” emerged relating to possible accounting irregularities.

  • ADNOC Distribution

    ADNOC's IPO signals strong 2018

    Top News | 01 December 2017

    IPOs in the EMEA region are set to end on a high, with the last significant float of 2017 covered after just one day of bookbuilding. ADNOC Distribution’s IPO was covered on Monday morning on the US$1bn minimum size. The listing on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange could rise to up to US$2bn if demand allows.

  • Carige and Creval get underwriting

    Equities | 24 November 2017

    Italian FIG was back on the ECM menu last week as banks knuckled down for underwriting a rescue package for Banca Carige and a mid-tier bank set out the case for funding M&A through a rights issue.

  • Meal ingredients

    Bakkavor lifts UK IPO mood

    Top News | 10 November 2017

    In the space of a week UK ready-meals supplier Bakkavor has gone from cancelling its IPO – creating fear among other UK companies preparing listings – to pricing a revived deal put together in private. In the interim very little has changed, in terms of either the deal structure or the market backdrop that was blamed for the cancellation (this catch-all excuse is rarely valid).

  • Novares postpones float for technical reasons

    Ticker | 06 November 2017

    Novares has postponed its Euronext Paris IPO until next year due to a technical issue.

  • Russian flag

    Russia ECM hits 10-year peak

    Top News | 03 November 2017

    Russian ECM is back, with 2017 already recording the highest US dollar volume of issuance since 2013 and the largest number of priced deals since 2007.

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