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Tight window of opportunity

July 4, 2007

A consortium including Goldman Sachs won the mandate for a strategic review and IPO execution for Turkey’s state-owned Halkbank. A tight schedule for US distribution and a political/religious row that spilled volatility into the Istanbul stock market failed to derail the sale. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

Eastern philosophy takes Nomura to a higher level

July 2, 2007

Through the successful Asian marketing of IPOs for Russian property developers Sistema-Hals and PIK, Nomura’s Moscow operation has managed to position itself as a gateway to ‘eastern’ investors.Edward Russell-Walling explains.

Merrill emerges triumphant

May 7, 2007

The debt specialists at Merrill Lynch have been busy blazing new trails in the emerging markets. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

Turbo-charged UBS

April 2, 2007

In an extraordinarily short time frame, while much of the market was on holiday, UBS’s hybrid team managed to administer issues from Nationwide, DnB NOR, Generali and HSH Nordbank. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

JPMorgan gets the casino ball rolling

March 5, 2007

JPMorgan’s CMBS business is booming, helped by a $960m property loan for Colony Capital’s casino assets. The team tell Kathryn Tully how they pulled off the biggest CMBS deal in the gaming industry.

Capital injection aids development

February 5, 2007

For the first International Finance Facility for Immunisation debt issue to succeed, lead managers Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank had to devise a way of frontloading development finance at an affordable cost. Edward Russell-Walling reports on a scheme designed to ensure reliable funding for vaccine projects.

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