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Samuel Brew-Butler

A coming of age for African project finance: Ghana's KIPP development

November 3, 2014

Ghanaian independent power project sponsor Cenpower proved that African money can finance African private sector infrastructure initiatives by raising $900m in project finance to develop the Kpone Independent Power Plant.

BSkyB reaches its market through two channels

BSkyB reaches its market through two channels

October 1, 2014

BSkyB found strong demand for a multi-tranche deal across two currencies to fund a major acquisition strategy across Europe.

Good timing sees Talanx through choppy waters

September 1, 2014

German insurer Talanx closed its longest ever bond issue in a very narrow window of opportunity as market volatility intensified in July. Joanne Hart reports.

National Bank finds appetite for Greek assets

National Bank finds appetite for Greek assets

August 1, 2014

National Bank of Greece has completed a share offering and a highly successful bond placement in the space of two key months for the bank's turnaround.

Jersey bond underscores financial centre status

Jersey bond underscores financial centre status

July 1, 2014

Jersey issued the first bond in its 800-year history to finance a renewal of its housing stock, and seized the opportunity to tell the crown dependency's story.

Stefan Nanu

Romania bond issue rides out Ukraine jitters

June 2, 2014

Despite anxieties in the market over events in Ukraine, a Romanian bond issue was so successful it helped reprice the sovereign yield curve and prompted ratings upgrades.

Frank McGlade

Just Eat delivers first high-growth listing

May 1, 2014

When Danish-founded online takeaway ordering firm Just Eat decided it was time for an initial public offering, the UK’s new equity market segment had the right flavour.

High-yield bond rings the changes for Israeli telco

High-yield bond rings the changes for Israeli telco

April 1, 2014

Despite an unusual structure as the holding company for a fixed-line monopoly, B Communications issued Israel's first dual-listed bond to considerable demand.

Roger Burge

Arqiva long bond sends the right signals

March 3, 2014

Privately owned communications infrastructure firm Arqiva successfully extended its maturity profile in early 2014, after a major round of refinancing a year earlier.

Oliver Whelan

Ireland makes confident start to post-rescue life

February 3, 2014

Ireland was the first sovereign to tap the syndicated bond market in 2014, cementing its return to normal financing after the country's exit from its rescue programme.

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