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Making full use of a renewed investor interest in African markets

January 6, 2011

New-found political stability is setting the stage for global investor interest in many African countries, and Standard Bank's debt capital markets team is leading the way. Writer Edward Russell-Walling

Left to right: David O'Connor, Sara Grosvenor, Salim Nathoo, Malavika Raghavan, Christopher Harrison, Hank Michael and Neil Patel of Allen & Overy

Faith rewarded

December 8, 2010

Allen & Overy kept its confidence in the securitisation market, and an expanded team has been repaid with the role of advising Nationwide on the first UK building society securitisation to be sold into the US. Writer Edward Russell-Walling

Turning almatis around

Turning Almatis around

December 8, 2010

After being decimated in the recession, speciality alumina producer Almatis has successfully restructured its debt thanks to the work of Versatus Advisers.

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Opening up Renminbi possibilities

August 30, 2010

The Linklaters-advised Hopewell Highway Infrastructure Eurobond has broken open the market for Chinese corporates issuing in renminbi outside China, paving the way for a full interbank market in renminbi in Hong Kong.

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Working close to the wire

July 28, 2010

Goldman Sachs' €1.2bn unsecured high-yield issue for Dutch cable company Ziggo was remarkable for a number of reasons, not least its timing; the day it was priced was the day that Greece was downgraded to junk status. Writer Edward Russell-Walling

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HSBC's sukuk solution

July 6, 2010

With its seven-year maturity making it the longest for any sukuk drawn up by a Saudi corporate, the $1.9bn capital raising put together for the Saudi Electric Company marks a huge achievement for the HSBC Saudi Arabia team that assembled it. Writer Edward Russell-Walling

Emmanuel Gueroult and Christian Lucas

Clear for take-off

May 28, 2010

With a hugely turbulent economic backdrop threatening to throw the airline booking operator Amadeus's IPO off course, its Morgan Stanley team had their work cut out to launch the first such European venture since 2008 to be in excess of €1bn. Writer Edward Russell-Walling

Nomura (l-r): Ed Boyce, Ed Matthews, Peter Bell

Deals show there's life in the UK M&A market

May 5, 2010

Nomura's retail investment banking team - effectively acquired from Lehman Brothers in 2008 - is taking advantage of a recovery in the UK's retail industry. Writer Edward Russell-Walling

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Rusal IPO shows nerves of steel

March 31, 2010

Aluminium giant Rusal's IPO listing on the Hong Kong stock exchange - a first for a Russian company - left the Credit Suisse team managing the deal biting their nails right up until the start of trading. Writer Edward Russell-Walling

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Right places, Right time

March 3, 2010

When it decided to sell a slice of copper miner KGHM, Poland's government turned to Deutsche Bank, hoping that it would give the deal a more international approach as well as getting the timing of a potentially delicate deal just right. Writer Edward Russell-Walling

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