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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.

Club Med takeover proves anything but restful for SocGen
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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.

Deutsche helps US corporates cross the Atlantic
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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.

Barclays rushes through the new year sales
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Barclays rushes through the new year sales

The sovereign, supranational and agencies team at Barclays worked on eight out of 19 deals worldwide in the first working week of 2015, generating repeat business from a number of issuers.

Allianz fills the UK infrastructure funding gaps
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Allianz fills the UK infrastructure funding gaps

The investment arm of the world's largest insurer, Allianz, is stepping up its efforts to arrange infrastructure financing deals in the UK for distribution to itself and other institutional investors.

Stanchart helps Vietnam tap rarity value
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Stanchart helps Vietnam tap rarity value

Vietnam’s third trip to the international bond markets in a decade became one of the most oversubscribed Asian bond offerings ever.

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Abbey National rides again

Santander's UK operation successfully launched its euro unsecured bond at a time when other banks were looking at covered bonds.

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DC helps Gorkana find its target audience

Daiwa's European mergers and acquisitions arm, DC Advisory, enabled the private equity owners of media and PR monitoring service Gorkana to find the ideal industry buyer.

JPMorgan Team of the Month October
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JP Morgan's express recipe for takeaway pizza

JP Morgan provided Chinese private equity fund Hony with advice on its first foray into the UK market and a financing package that did not rely on Chinese banks, to become preferred bidder for the Pizza Express restaurant chain.

Goldman opens access for Nigerian banks
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Goldman opens access for Nigerian banks

Investors are willing to diversify into African corporate debt, despite emerging market volatility, as was proved by Goldman Sachs' $400m Tier 2 transaction for Access Bank.

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