Saudi Arabia’s $17.5bn debut sovereign bond was the biggest ever emerging market deal and attracted wide interest in the light of its National Transformation Plan. Rating adviser and global co-ordinator JPMorgan was tasked with getting the story across, which was unique in many aspects, as Edward Russell-Walling explains.
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Peer-to-peer online platforms are assuming greater importance in securitising loans, and Deutsche Bank’s asset-backed security experts have been quick to see their potential in Europe. Edward Russell-Walling reports.
Spain’s structural reforms are paying off, with bonds from the non-core EU country – led by the Madrid region – attracting buyers from around Europe. Edward Russell-Walling reports on Barclays' involvement in the deals.
The UK's EU referendum result may have surprised a lot of people. But far from the doom and gloom that some predicted would follow such a vote, HSBC reports it has been busy as the debt capital markets return to normal. Edward Russell-Walling reports.
Faced with a plummeting share price as the commodities slump set in, Kenmare Resources called in some proven experts for a daring $275m restructuring project. Edward Russell-Walling looks at what happened next.
Nomura’s head of global finance for the EMEA region talks to Danielle Myles about the return of pure-play investment banking, the restructuring of its equity business, and the headwinds that put Brexit in perspective.
Having been a pioneer in new forms of bank capital, Credit Suisse is aiming to be similarly innovative in insurance. US experience and the demands of the Swiss markets regulator made it match-fit for a recent $800m deal, writes Edward Russell-Walling.
When China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, owner of LTC, decided to invest £250m in its UK manufacturing capacity for low-emission black cabs, a green bond issue seemed the ideal vehicle. The company chose Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking as joint global coordinator for a deal that has tapped into investors’ growing interest. Edward Russell-Walling reports.
Argentina has a less than stellar reputation when it comes to economic stability, but a significant ruling in a New York courtroom opened the way for a bond issue that defied expectations in both speed and yield. Offering a guiding hand on the deal was JPMorgan.