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Jostein Amdal

Norwegian insurer Gjensidige Forsikring marks Europe first with RT1 bond

November 1, 2016

When Norway’s Gjensidige Forsikring decided to issue a restricted Tier 1 capital bond, timing it around the Brexit vote was crucial, as CFO Jostein Amdal tells Joanne Hart.

Yilmaz Erturk

Investors take kindly to Isbank's direct approach to $750 bond

May 2, 2016

When Turkey’s largest private bank, Isbank, issued its first bond in 18 months it opted to go against convention and not embark upon a roadshow. Joanne Hart finds out why.

Mike Hirst

Smooth take-off in bad weather for easyJet debut

April 1, 2016

A debt bond issue made sense for UK budget airline easyJet to diversify funding away from aircraft leasing, but markets were experiencing turbulence in early 2016. Joanne Hart looks at how the company fared in the debt capital markets.

Frank O'Connor

Ireland finds syndicated success

March 1, 2016

Ireland endured a torrid few years after its 2010 banking crisis, but with much painful restructuring completed the sovereign is active again in the markets and kicked off 2016 with the eurozone’s first syndicated transaction of the year. 

Miray Muminoglu

Barclays bolsters capital as TLAC looms

December 1, 2015

Barclays has gone to the market in search of more capital as the total loss-absorbing capacity standards weigh on the banking industry. 

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Pakistan makes successful return to the bond market

November 2, 2015

Political and economic instability have kept Pakistan out of the bond markets for the best part of the past decade. However, with the reform-minded Nawaz Sharif government instilling confidence in investors, Citi has helped to facilitate the country's return to the markets.

Ghana-breaks-sub-Saharan-Africa-records-with-Eurobond

Ghana breaks sub-Saharan Africa records with Eurobond

November 2, 2015

Ghana has overcome delays and disruptive economic conditions to issue the longest ever sub-Saharan African Eurobond. 

Nielsen,-Tim

Merck’s three-stage launch takes off

October 1, 2015

Merck’s acquisition of fellow pharmaceuticals group Sigma-Aldrich required a great deal of forward planning and the nerve to be the first transaction after the summer break without a roadshow.

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KFW opens up UK green bonds market

September 1, 2015

German bank KfW's transparency and impact-measurement programme when it comes to green bonds have set it apart in the euro, US dollar and Australian dollar markets. Given this success, it extended its remit to the quieter sterling market in July, with impressive results.

Banca Monte Dei Paschi di Siena

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena raises capital in a hurry

August 1, 2015

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena found itself in a tight spot when forced to issue extra capital after poor stress test results, but a strenuous roadshow and a heavy discount for existing shareholders saw the lender's hard work pay off.

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