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JPMorgan deals winning hand to secure refinancing for Casino

March 16, 2020

JPMorgan's creative approach helped Casino Guichard-Perrachon to raise the finance it needed to stave off a liquidity crunch, while also keeping existing bondholders happy.

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Austria shows good debt improves with maturity

March 2, 2020

Austria has defied market expectations with a century bond issuance that garnered significant investor interest, at rock-bottom rates. 

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Boston Scientific makes splash on European debut

February 3, 2020

Following several acquisitions of European companies, US-based Boston Scientific has issued its first batch of euro-denominated bonds.

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Caixa opens Spanish market for SDG bonds

November 1, 2019

CaixaBank's charitable roots explain its success in launching the first Spanish bond linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

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Vasakronan takes Australian route to issue fully digital bond

September 2, 2019

When Swedish real estate company Vasakronan decided to venture outside the local bond market, it chose to issue in Australian dollars and go fully digital – a strategy that netted it new international long-term investors, as Kat Van Hoof reports.

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Engie’s renewables charge electrifies bond markets

July 31, 2019

A commitment to an environmentalist agenda has made French utility Engie the world’s leading corporate issuer of green bonds.

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Crédit Agricole’s ‘non-capitalist’ model reaps AT1 reward

June 3, 2019

Crédit Agricole leveraged its unusual model to launch a dollar-denominated perpetual worth €4.75bn. 

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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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