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Deals of the Year 2015
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Deals of the Year 2015

In what is mostly still a volatile, unpredictable marketplace, an impressive number of landmark deals have been carried out by banks all over the world in the past 12 months. Here, The Banker recognises the best of them.

Olivier Perquel

New-look Natixis plans to do more with less

Olivier Perquel, the head of financing and global markets at Natixis corporate and investment banking, explains how the revived bank will grow in a shrinking world.

Niale Kaba

Côte d’Ivoire wins investors by taking the long view

A loyal investor base welcomed the long-dated bond with three equal maturities that helped smooth the Côte d’Ivoire sovereign's refinancing profile.

Club Med takeover proves anything but restful for SocGen
From Markets / Deals

Club Med takeover proves anything but restful for SocGen

A bidding war between Chinese and Italian entrepreneurs for France's iconic Club Med holiday resort operator provided a test of nerves for the bankers, and even led to a change in French law.

Daud Vicary Abdullah

Is Inceif the answer to the Islamic finance industry's headaches?

Islamic finance may be a rapidly growing industry, but its pace of development is leading to a variety of shortfalls, from human capital to regulatory harmonisation. Daud Vicary Abdullah, the president of the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance in Malaysia, explains to James King how his institution could provide the answer to these problems.

Europe pushed to go its own way on securitisation

Europe pushed to go its own way on securitisation

The European Commission’s drive towards a capital markets union could mean easing capital rules for securitisation ahead of an ongoing Basel Committee review.

Kuwait digs deep to raise energy stake

Kuwait digs deep to raise energy stake

Oil prices may have dropped, but Kuwait is investing heavily in the hydrocarbons sector this year in a bid to meet an ambitious production target. James King reports.

Deutsche helps US corporates cross the Atlantic
From Markets / Deals

Deutsche helps American corporates cross the Atlantic

Improved all-in pricing and the need for euro liabilities to match business profiles are bringing US corporates to Europe, a move that is proving lucrative for Deutsche Bank.

James Garvey

Lloyds capital markets chief prepares for market uncertainty

With a general election just weeks away in the UK, Lloyds Banking Group’s James Garvey is preparing for an uncertain period in the country's capital markets. With Greece’s membership of the eurozone still in doubt, other political realities could derail issuance in 2015, while the bank itself is focusing upon reducing balance sheet risk. 

Jaguar leaps on chance to refinance bonds

Jaguar leaps on chance to refinance bonds

With an improved credit rating and strong demand for high-yield bonds, the time was right for Anglo-Indian car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover to drive through a tender offer to replace expensive debt.

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