Latest articles from Joanne Hart

Terra Firma housing deal on solid ground

Terra Firma housing deal on solid ground

February 1, 2013

In difficult market conditions with a heavy existing debt burden, Annington Homes was still able to issue the largest ever debut high-yield bond in the UK.

Slovenia gives hope to eurozone periphery

January 2, 2013

Frozen out of the Eurobond market due to fears over its banking sector and budget deficit, Slovenia managed to find a highly receptive audience on the other side of the Atlantic.

ABN Amro finds favour in Singapore

ABN Amro finds favour in Singapore

December 3, 2012

Needing to raise €3bn in Tier 2 capital at short notice, reborn Dutch bank ABN Amro broke new ground in the Singapore dollar market.

Good call for Telefonica as peripheral eurozone market reopens

Good call for Telefonica as peripheral eurozone market reopens

November 1, 2012

Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica took a risk coming to market just before the European Central Bank announced the details of its bond-buying plans in September, but the risk paid off with investment pouring in.

Philipp Waldstein

UniCredit beats Italy’s sovereign blues

October 1, 2012

A covered bond placed with a yield well inside the Italian government provides a reassuring signal that the country’s largest bank by assets, UniCredit, has a viable funding plan to ride out the sovereign crisis.

Rapid response puts Credit Suisse capital bank on track TEASER

Rapid response puts Credit Suisse capital bank on track

September 3, 2012

Switzerland’s second largest bank had to react quickly with an innovative convertible offering after the country’s central bank demanded an increase in its capital base.

TEASER-BG hybrid bond

BG hybrid bond has global appeal

August 1, 2012

Oil and gas multinational BG Group has a strong credit record, but it was still a brave decision to launch an unusual structure just after the Greek elections with an extra tranche added to target Asian private bank clients.

Marlboro

Philip Morris breaks a Eurobond record

July 2, 2012

Even with good ratings and a global brand, US tobacco company Philip Morris was taking a risk issuing in the unpredictable Euromarket. It paid off, however, when the company recorded the lowest coupon for a corporate deal.

Martin Nijboer

ING opens the door for Japan's Pro-Bond market

June 1, 2012

The Japanese Pro-Bond market, which was created in 2011, allows foreign issuers an easier route to Japan’s ample liquidity than through the traditional Samurai market. However, it needed a ground-breaking deal, and Dutch bank ING obliged.

Convertible bond feeds Dialog's growth story

May 1, 2012

A convertible bond enabled technology company Dialog to raise funds fast, while significantly broadening its investor base and keeping dilution within fixed limits.

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