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BNP helps breathe life back into Turkey

BNP Paribas makes a bold response to Turkish volatility

April 1, 2014

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

Deutsche gets to grips with softer sovereign markets

March 3, 2014

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.

Front left: Damien Lamoril, Quentin L’Hélias, Alvaro Huete and Ignacio Blasco

Leveraged finance goes local for SG CIB in the Czech Republic

February 3, 2014

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.

Carbon trading runs out of gas

Carbon trading runs out of gas

January 2, 2014

The volume of carbon trading has fallen heavily since the 2009 Copenhagen agreement, and market participants are advocating radical steps to revive the market.

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

HSBC switches on UK project bond market

January 2, 2014

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

Houlihan helps buyers navigate Slovenia privatisations

December 2, 2013

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.

Morgan Stanley helps Swedes make a smooth exit

Morgan Stanley helps Swedes make a smooth exit

November 1, 2013

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

Jefferies technology experts make a match

October 1, 2013

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

RBS switches on to hybrid bond market

September 2, 2013

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.

Daiwa makes US and Europe push

Daiwa makes US and Europe push

August 1, 2013

The first yen issue for Slovakia since 1994, a debut Finnish non-sovereign samurai bond deal and a growing number of dollar mandates are raising the profile of the debt capital markets team at Japan's Daiwa

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