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Acquisition hungry Takeaway.com cooks up a debt and equity storm

March 1, 2019

Netherlands-based Takeaway.com has been on an acquisition spree around Europe. The Banker looks at its use of the debt and equity markets to finance this activity.

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Gasunie shrugs off volatility to make a comeback

February 1, 2019

Dutch utility company Gasunie used its strong credit rating as a springboard to returning to the market with €300m bond issue in collaboration with ING, ABN Amro and Rabobank. David Wigan reports.

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IPO proves the right medicine for MedinCell

January 2, 2019

When France's MedinCell needed funding to progress with the launch of a newly developed drug, it decided the time was right for a long-planned IPO. David Wigan reports.

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Ipsos bond debut strengthens acquisition strategy

December 3, 2018

Market researcher Ipsos made its markets debut with a €300m issue, funding the acquisition of a stake in one of its rivals. David Wigan reports.

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Net4Gas breaks new ground with unique exchange offer

November 1, 2018

Czech energy company Net4Gas's unusual exchange deal held a special appeal for local investors. 

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IHS Markit’s $5bn issuance finances Ipreo acquisition

October 1, 2018

Financial analyst IHS Markit chose a quiet time to issue the bond that will bankroll its expansion strategy. David Wigan reports.

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Spain shrugs off Italy turmoil with 10-year benchmark

September 3, 2018

Spain’s second 10-year bond deal of 2018 defied political turbulence both at home and abroad in neighbouring Italy. David Wigan reports.

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Unibail bond issuance spree creates a retail behemoth

August 1, 2018

After its acquisition of mall operator Westfield, Unibail-Rodamco raised €5bn from a bond issuance as part of its asset-disposal plan to pay off debts. David Wigan reports.

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BBVA goes green to drive Spain’s economic boom

July 4, 2018

BBVA has enjoyed a recent turnaround in fortunes, cutting its bad loans and boosting its capital adequacy ratios. In 2018, as part of a commitment to sustainable issues, the bank launched a $1bn green bond to widespread interest. David Wigan reports.

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AfDB casts its net wider after the commodity slump

June 1, 2018

African Development Bank is venturing into green bonds and euro issuance as part of its 10-year strategy to boost developing economies and intra-continental trade. David Wigan reports.

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