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Société Générale sets an African standard with Côte d’Ivoire issue

June 1, 2018

When Côte d’Ivoire was planning its record-breaking euro-denominated bond issue earlier in 2018, it turned to Société Générale’s emerging markets team as co-bookrunner. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Standard Bank benefits from Africa’s purple patch

May 1, 2018

With African economies enjoying a period of stability and growth, Standard Bank has found its DCM expertise in demand from local businesses, such as Helios Towers Africa as it launched its first international bond. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Greece offers proof of NatWest Markets comeback

April 3, 2018

Greek banks have been regaining access to debt capital markets, a turnaround that has enabled NatWest Markets – RBS's renamed investment banking business – to show its mettle by acting as bookrunner in three major issuances out of the country, as Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Nomura steers home Cevian’s Volvo sale

March 1, 2018

Volvo Group’s financial position is starting to look more healthy after a few shaky years, and Swedish fund manager Cevian Capital chose its moment to sell its stake in the company with help from Nomura. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Moelis brings home comforts to Bridgepoint to seal Miller deal

February 1, 2018

The UK homebuilding industry is in rude health, which is good news for investment bank Moelis & Company. It enjoyed a productive 2017, with its advisory role in Bridgepoint's £655m acquisition of Miller Homes, and the subsequent bond sale, a high point, as Edward Russell-Walling describes.

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BNP Paribas assists with CMA CGM hat-trick

January 1, 2018

When French freight shipping giant CMA CGM wanted to visit the capital markets, it knew the cyclical nature of its business could prove tricky. But, along with lead manager BNP Paribas, the company worked hard to convince investors of its creditworthiness, not once but three times. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Deutsche backs risk premia as a hedge fund alternative

December 1, 2017

Some investors are turning to alternative risk premia, citing it as a cheaper hedge fund substitute with the added appeal of better transparency. Edward Russell-Walling reports on Deutsche Bank, which has strong claims on being the market leader in this field.

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Is optimism for 2018 justified?

December 1, 2017

Shock election outcomes, concerns about global protectionism and the consequences of the Brexit vote led to a general air of pessimism going into 2017, yet the markets remain sanguine in the face of myriad risks, even into 2018. Is this optimism well placed – or just complacency? Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Citi strikes gold for Sibanye

November 1, 2017

Citi's all-encompassing role in Sibanye Gold's acquisition of Stillwater Mining helped the South African company overcome numerous hurdles in a deal complicated by the country's political uncertainties, among other factors. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Credit Suisse drives home advantage as IPOs return

October 2, 2017

After a dearth of initial public offerings in 2016, investor appetite is beginning to recover. Credit Suisse can attest to the market’s resurgence, having led several top European deals, including Société Générale’s flotation of its ALD car lease business. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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