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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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Status report: MiFID II, one year in

March 1, 2019

One year since MiFID II came into force, it has become clearer where some of the chips will fall. Meanwhile, the market has its hands full with some of the short-term fallout, as Kat Van Hoof describes.

Japan’s banks set sights abroad

February 21, 2019

Facing a sluggish economy, Japanese banks are looking overseas in their quest for growth, and their south-east Asian neighbours in particular have seen an influx of investment. 

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BNP Paribas makes PIL easy to swallow for Thames Water

February 1, 2019

UK utility company Thames Water chose BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking to steer its positive incentive loan, the first such loan awarded to a UK business. By Edward Russell-Walling

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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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Is innovation a double-edged sword for capital markets teams?

February 1, 2019

Technology has become part of banks’ DNA, but some areas have more resistant to change than others. How will new apps and tech advancements under way at capital markets desks affect the way banks do business? Kat Van Hoof investigates.

Time for details on climate risk

February 1, 2019

Now a talking point in financial circles, tackling climate change is an issue that demands specifics.

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Barclays banking head sets his sights on European growth

January 18, 2019

Reid Marsh, Barclays’ head of banking for Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, tells Kat Van Hoof about his ambitious growth targets and where he sees business opportunities for the year ahead.

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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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Citi BCMA head wants to win trust and wallet share

January 2, 2019

Citi's head of EMEA investment banking, Phil Drury, talks to Kat Van Hoof about the new EMEA banking, capital markets and advisory unit and its plans to rank first for share of wallet.

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