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Santander's Brazilian IPO: Around the world in 18 days

November 27, 2009

The Credit Suisse team working on the Banco Santander Brasil initial public offering - the largest in the world this year - travelled to four continents in two and a half weeks to secure the deal, a hectic schedule that reaped dividends. Writer John Rumsey


Property pays for Tesco

October 28, 2009

The Goldman Sachs team: Ben Green, Sarika Singh, Elena Paitra, Rob Ritchie (standing) Martin Wiwen-Nilsson

Since the Lehman collapse, selling commercial mortgage-backed securities has not been considered a worthwhile venture. It took some innovative thinking by Goldman Sachs, on behalf of UK supermarket chain Tesco, to prove otherwise. Writer Edward Russell-Walling


Dealing with danger

September 2, 2009

Left to right: Kapil Damani, Mark Gibson, Joshua Luks and Rishi Naik

Despite the bottom falling out of the catastrophe bond market in 2008, the team at BNP Paribas devised a novel way for reinsurer Hannover Re to re-enter the market, with impressive results. Writer Edward Russell-Walling

Building a solid structure

August 4, 2009

Left to right: Simon Parry-Wingfield and Ben Babcock

HeidelbergCement has successfully restructured the debt accumulated from its Hanson acquisition with the help of Morgan Stanley, who were tasked with Europe's largest-ever stressed refinancing exercise. Writer Edward Russell-Walling

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Nomura breathes life into the equity markets

July 7, 2009

Life is returning to the equity-linked markets: Nomura, newly stocked with ex-Lehman staff, intends to make the most of it.

Energy sapping

June 4, 2009

Merrill Lynch's orchestration of the EDF purchase of British Energy was one of the most complex and drawn-out deals of its kind ever undertaken. Writer Edward Russell-Walling

Food for thought

May 5, 2009

When food group Premier was weighed down by debt after adding new brands to its portfolio, Goldman Sachs' last-minute, three-pronged restructuring plan saved the day.

Left to right: Andrew Wilkinson, Dominic Lee and Rob Pulford

Roche's perfect storm

April 7, 2009

Drug company Roche made a rare foray into the markets recently, with BNP Paribas being among the bookrunners putting together its record-breaking euro bond deal to finance the purchase of US biotech firm Genentech. Writer Edward Russell-Walling

HSBC shows local knowhow

March 10, 2009

HSBC tapped into its relationships as primary dealer with eurozone countries when it acted in Greece’s recent €5.5bn bond issue. Writer Edward Russell-Walling.

Lovells’ rescue remedy

February 2, 2009

Lovells’ restructuring of Cheyne Capital’s $7bn structured investment vehicle set an example for other troubled SIVs. Writer Edward Russell-Walling.

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