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High-yield bond rings the changes for Israeli telco

High-yield bond rings the changes for Israeli telco

Despite an unusual structure as the holding company for a fixed-line monopoly, B Communications issued Israel's first dual-listed bond to considerable demand.

Roger Burge

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.

Oliver Whelan

Ireland makes confident start to post-rescue life

Ireland was the first sovereign to tap the syndicated bond market in 2014, cementing its return to normal financing after the country's exit from its rescue programme.

Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte makes a home market debut

Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte makes a home market debut

Unlisted white goods manufacturer Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte chose an unregulated Frankfurt market to launch its debut Eurobond issue targeting institutional investors only. Despite the unusual approach, the deal was more than twice oversubscribed.

UK government goes long to meet pension demand

Since raising its maximum maturity to 60 years in late 2012, the UK debt management office has issued three times beyond the 50-year mark.

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.

SocGen maps new capital landscape

Société Générale maps new capital landscape

France's Société Générale has responded to the long-awaited finalisation of European capital regulations with a new contingent convertible structure that could set a marker for the market.

EIBs green bond takes root

EIB's green bond takes root

In July, the European Investment Bank looked to address the demand for socially responsible investments by launching the largest ever euro-denominated green bond using the bank's mini-benchmark programme, ECoop. Its green thinking proved to be clever thinking, when the initial deal size had to be increased to satisfy demand.

Andrew May, director of estates and hospitality at the University of Hertfordshire

University accommodation bond provides lesson in finance

The University of Hertfordshire needed to develop student accommodation without overburdening its own balance sheet. A project bond deal proved to be the answer.

Nuno Alves

Utility energises Portuguese debt markets

Energias de Portugal reopened the Portuguese securitisation market in May 2013 with a deal that used a new type of underlying asset for the country and an independent investment bank as sole bookrunner. The company's chief financial officer explains how.

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