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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

How Credit Suisse helped breathe new life into Thomas Cook

How Credit Suisse helped breathe new life into Thomas Cook

July 1, 2013

Credit Suisse oversaw a combined rights issue, share placement, bond issue and loan renegotiation to rebuild client Thomas Cook from a near-default experience.

Into Africa: BNP enters new territory

BNP Paribas leads investors deeper into Africa

June 3, 2013

A sovereign bond issue by Rwanda took the capital markets into uncharted territory, but the syndicate team at BNP Paribas found investors keen to seize the opportunity to diversify their portfolios.

Citi capitalises on corporate hybrid recovery

Citi capitalises on corporate hybrid recovery

May 1, 2013

Growing risk appetite and low interest rates have ushered in a revival of the market for corporate hybrid bonds in Europe since the start of 2013, with Citi's new products team participating in many of the recent issues.

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Deutsche Bank plugs Rexel into the markets

April 2, 2013

Acting quickly was vital for Deutsche Bank to enable its private equity client to lower its holdings in a leading electrical supplier without unleashing sustained pressure on the share price.

Goldman team shows steely resolve

Steely resolve from Goldman convertibles team

March 1, 2013

Flexibility was vital for global coordinator Goldman Sachs to enable ArcelorMittal to raise capital through a dual-tranche equity and convertibles issue while preserving the ownership status of the Mittal family.

teaser-Rothschild navigates Peel Ports to calm waters

Rothschild navigates Peel Ports to calm waters

February 1, 2013

As bank debt becomes harder to source and borrowers turn to new bond market structures, independent advisory banks such as Rothschild are seeing their role increase – or perhaps return to historical levels – as was shown in its role refinancing the debt for a UK port owner.

ABN Amro alumni find their niche

IDCM leads Europe's smaller players into the market

January 2, 2013

A boutique capital markets firm launched by ABN Amro alumni, Independent Debt Capital Markets, is using its niche expertise to enable mid-tier companies to access debt capital markets in new formats.

Nomura taps into eurozone optimism

Nomura taps into eurozone optimism

December 3, 2012

Nomura's debt capital markets team was an active bookrunner as market access for peripheral eurozone issuers was restored in the third quarter of 2012.

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