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JPMorgan leveraged finance desk leads new era of LBOs

January 2, 2019

Leveraged buyouts have a chequered history but JPMorgan – which acted in the mega-deals of Refinitiv and AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals – argues that both were reasonably structured and the market is different from a decade ago. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Jefferies rides European fintech deals wave

December 3, 2018

Europe’s burgeoning reputation for fintech and open-source software is attracting the attention of US investors. This is where Jefferies comes in, as Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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UniCredit leads Italian Schuldschein surge

October 8, 2018

Following Italian tax reforms making it easier to use Schuldschein, UniCredit has led two pioneering deals by corporates wanting to take advantage of the instrument.

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HSBC facilitates £1bn EIB Sonia issue as Libor fades

October 1, 2018

As the transition from Libor to Sonia begins, HSBC’s debt capital markets team has found itself with a key role to play. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Natixis redefines structured products with green OAT ‘repack’

September 3, 2018

Natixis plans to double revenues from its sustainability business by ‘greening’ financial products.

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Credit Suisse helps Bayer to overcome Monsanto mountain

August 1, 2018

The $66bn takeover of US seed company Monsanto by German drug giant Bayer is one of the largest M&A deals of all time. The task did not daunt Credit Suisse, however, which helped Bayer overcome regulatory and anti-trust hurdles and issue subsequent bonds. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Citi FIG team targets fintech winners

July 4, 2018

Citi's FIG business has added fintech to its three traditional 'verticals', such is the importance of the industry. The team responsible for fintech explain to Edward Russell-Walling how the bank gives up-and-coming companies a scale and expertise that is hard to find elsewhere.

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Société Générale sets an African standard with Côte d’Ivoire issue

June 1, 2018

When Côte d’Ivoire was planning its record-breaking euro-denominated bond issue earlier in 2018, it turned to Société Générale’s emerging markets team as co-bookrunner. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Standard Bank benefits from Africa’s purple patch

May 1, 2018

With African economies enjoying a period of stability and growth, Standard Bank has found its DCM expertise in demand from local businesses, such as Helios Towers Africa as it launched its first international bond. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Greece offers proof of NatWest Markets comeback

April 3, 2018

Greek banks have been regaining access to debt capital markets, a turnaround that has enabled NatWest Markets – RBS's renamed investment banking business – to show its mettle by acting as bookrunner in three major issuances out of the country, as Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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