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Baird reaps rewards of US private equity taste for Europe

October 1, 2015

Mergers and acquisition specialists Baird has used its  trans-Atlantic strength to cash in on a rush of US private equity firms to European shores. 

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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EU goes it alone on securitisation

September 27, 2015

European Commission proposals to ease bank capital requirements on asset-backed securities have not yet satisfied the Europeans, but have already unnerved the Americans.

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UBS stays active as Greek crisis hampers European debt market activity

September 1, 2015

The renewal of the Greek crisis at the end of the second quarter of 2015 had many in the debt capital markets ducking for cover, but UBS stayed active and pushed through a number of large, innovative deals. 

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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.

Ross,-Ulrik

HSBC sustainable finance chief leads efforts to expand ethical investment market

September 1, 2015

The global head of public sector and sustainable financing at HSBC, Ulrik Ross, has helped to oversee the recently launched appendix to the Green Bonds Principles. He speaks to Michael Watt about the impact of this development and the health of the GSS bonds market in general.

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Prevention or prosecution – what now for the FCA?

September 1, 2015

Under Martin Wheatley, the UK's Financial Conduct Authority has earned a reputation as a strict taskmaster, ready to deal out significant fines for misbehaviour in the City of London. But with Mr Wheatley departing, what changes should be on the menu for the regulator?

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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Home comforts: why Africans are increasingly investing in Africa

August 1, 2015

Investment into Africa has usually been the preserve of developed world firms seeking extra yield for their portfolios. However, in the past few years more and more money has been poured into African projects by local investors as African wealth increases. 

BNP Paribas aims for sustainable success

BNP Paribas expands green bonds operation

August 1, 2015

Green bonds are fast becoming in-demand instruments for capital markets investors, and BNP Paribas has restructured its debt capital market business to capture this growth. By Edward Russell-Walling.

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