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PKN Orlen enjoys Eurobond return

July 1, 2016

Having issued its first ever Eurobond in 2014, the Polish oil and petrol group was keen to return with a second transaction – but with such volatile markets, timing was essential. Joanne Hart reports.

London listing crowns Buford Capital's rapid rise

June 1, 2016

Though US-based, the finance company Buford Capital is reaping the benefits of listing in London and sidestepping the problems of its relative newness and lack of credit rating.

Yilmaz Erturk

Investors take kindly to Isbank's direct approach to $750 bond

May 2, 2016

When Turkey’s largest private bank, Isbank, issued its first bond in 18 months it opted to go against convention and not embark upon a roadshow. Joanne Hart finds out why.

Mike Hirst

Smooth take-off in bad weather for easyJet debut

April 1, 2016

A debt bond issue made sense for UK budget airline easyJet to diversify funding away from aircraft leasing, but markets were experiencing turbulence in early 2016. Joanne Hart looks at how the company fared in the debt capital markets.

Frank O'Connor

Ireland finds syndicated success

March 1, 2016

Ireland endured a torrid few years after its 2010 banking crisis, but with much painful restructuring completed the sovereign is active again in the markets and kicked off 2016 with the eurozone’s first syndicated transaction of the year. 

Miray Muminoglu

Barclays bolsters capital as TLAC looms

December 1, 2015

Barclays has gone to the market in search of more capital as the total loss-absorbing capacity standards weigh on the banking industry. 

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Ghana breaks sub-Saharan Africa records with Eurobond

November 2, 2015

Ghana has overcome delays and disruptive economic conditions to issue the longest ever sub-Saharan African Eurobond. 

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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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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.

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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