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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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M&A mega-deals and the endless carousel

January 2, 2019

Cross-border M&A has always been long-winded, costly and risky, but several deals that closed in 2018 stretched beyond reasonably foreseeable timescales. What is making these mergers more painful? Kat Van Hoof investigates the mechanics of antitrust in mega-mergers and the rise of protectionism.

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Why has ESG investment blossomed?

January 2, 2019

Environmental, social and governance-focused investing has ballooned in recent years as companies realise ignoring social impact carries both financial and reputational risk. Not only that, but accessible products, such as exchange-traded funds, make the sustainable route increasingly appealing. Adrienne Klasa reports.

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Credit Suisse's IBCM co-heads make presence felt

December 3, 2018

Credit Suisse's heads of investment banking and capital markets are leveraging their private banking network and global connectivity to ramp up growth. 

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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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Derivatives industry turns to technology to address data deluge

December 3, 2018

Faced with the rising tide of data resulting from increased automation, the derivatives industry is hoping technology can also play a part in helping it handle this increased burden. Jason Mitchell 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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Who is footing the UK's infrastructure bill?

December 3, 2018

The UK is undergoing a spell of extensive infrastructure building activity. Peter McGill looks at the funding hurdles these developments are having to overcome.

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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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A blockchain boost for Islamic finance

November 1, 2018

A number of Islamic financial institutions are embracing blockchain, viewing it as a sharia-compliant tool that can ease the administrative burdens of sharia certification.

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