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BNP helps breathe life back into Turkey
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BNP Paribas makes a bold response to Turkish volatility

When fears over a Chinese slowdown and the US interest rate cycle coupled with domestic political uncertainty to hit the Turkish lira, BNP Paribas proposed a long-term bond to re-establish the sovereign's credentials.

Deutsche gets to grips with softer sovereign markets
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Deutsche gets to grips with softer sovereign markets

Tighter secondary market liquidity and more volatile interest rates make for a more challenging environment for the highest-rated issuers, but that has not stopped Deutsche Bank from leading two milestone deals already in 2014.

Roger Burge
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Arqiva long bond sends the right signals

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

Front left: Damien Lamoril, Quentin L’Hélias, Alvaro Huete and Ignacio Blasco
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Leveraged finance goes local for SG CIB in the Czech Republic

Société Générale CIB arranged a record large loan for PPF Group to buy out Telefonica's Czech subsidiary, and found plentiful liquidity in local currency.

The HSBC team that worked on the UK’s first project bond. Top, from left to right: Edward Barnes, Matthew Taylor, Christopher Quayle, Matthew Bailey and James Cunniffe. Bottom: Katrina Haley, Scott Dickens, Phil Adam and Steven Mowll
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HSBC switches on UK project bond market

Credit-enhanced project bonds have taken time to reach the market, but a debut UK deal arranged by HSBC could set a useful precedent for financing offshore power transmission infrastructure.

Houlihan helps buyers navigate Slovenia privatisations
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Houlihan helps buyers navigate Slovenia privatisations

A Slovenian privatisation process involving 14 different selling entities provided Houlihan Lokey's corporate finance team with a delicate challenge when helping a potential Austrian buyer.

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Russia overcomes emerging market jitters

The Russian sovereign dispensed with a pre-deal roadshow for the first time to speed up the issuance process during heightened market uncertainty and still managed a heavily oversubscribed deal that included a debut euro tranche.

Morgan Stanley helps Swedes make a smooth exit
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Morgan Stanley helps Swedes make a smooth exit

Morgan Stanley has won repeat business from issuers for a number of European accelerated bookbuild transactions, which require the most careful pricing and timing to complete successfully.

From left to right: Dominic Lester, Tom Muoio and Tariq Hussain
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Jefferies technology experts make a match

The days of competitive auctions are long gone, and Jefferies needed in-depth company knowledge and the ability to arrange a financing package to help bring CVC Capital Partners and online payments firm Skrill together.

RBS switches on to hybrid bond market
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RBS switches on to hybrid bond market

In the past 18 months, RBS has been building out its hybrid issuance capacity, making new hires and reaching out to the largest investors. Its efforts started to pay off in 2013, when the bank notched up a number of mandates in the first six months of the year.

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