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Into Africa: BNP enters new territory

BNP Paribas leads investors deeper into Africa

June 3, 2013

A sovereign bond issue by Rwanda took the capital markets into uncharted territory, but the syndicate team at BNP Paribas found investors keen to seize the opportunity to diversify their portfolios.

Citi capitalises on corporate hybrid recovery

Citi capitalises on corporate hybrid recovery

May 1, 2013

Growing risk appetite and low interest rates have ushered in a revival of the market for corporate hybrid bonds in Europe since the start of 2013, with Citi's new products team participating in many of the recent issues.

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Deutsche Bank plugs Rexel into the markets

April 2, 2013

Acting quickly was vital for Deutsche Bank to enable its private equity client to lower its holdings in a leading electrical supplier without unleashing sustained pressure on the share price.

Goldman team shows steely resolve

Steely resolve from Goldman convertibles team

March 1, 2013

Flexibility was vital for global coordinator Goldman Sachs to enable ArcelorMittal to raise capital through a dual-tranche equity and convertibles issue while preserving the ownership status of the Mittal family.

teaser-Rothschild navigates Peel Ports to calm waters

Rothschild navigates Peel Ports to calm waters

February 1, 2013

As bank debt becomes harder to source and borrowers turn to new bond market structures, independent advisory banks such as Rothschild are seeing their role increase – or perhaps return to historical levels – as was shown in its role refinancing the debt for a UK port owner.

ABN Amro alumni find their niche

IDCM leads Europe's smaller players into the market

January 2, 2013

A boutique capital markets firm launched by ABN Amro alumni, Independent Debt Capital Markets, is using its niche expertise to enable mid-tier companies to access debt capital markets in new formats.

Nomura taps into eurozone optimism

Nomura taps into eurozone optimism

December 3, 2012

Nomura's debt capital markets team was an active bookrunner as market access for peripheral eurozone issuers was restored in the third quarter of 2012.

UBS helps lead European dash for Tier 2

UBS helps lead European dash for Tier 2

November 1, 2012

European banks have given up waiting for clarity on the final form of capital regulations, and began issuing new Tier 2 hybrid bonds to strengthen their capital structures. Asian high-net-worth individuals proved a fertile source of investment, and UBS was able to combine its Asian presence and private banking expertise to exploit the opportunity.

Five a day keeps Barclays healthy

Five a day keeps Barclays bond team healthy

October 1, 2012

Windows for bond issuance were fleeting during the second quarter of 2012, but the Barclays public sector team opted to jump in with five tranches of debt on one day.

Moelis team

Moelis comes good for Natixis's bad bank

September 3, 2012

When Natixis sought to unwind its exposure to structured credit correlation and counterparty risks, it needed an independent adviser that could combine complex valuation skills with a merger and acquisition process. Moelis fitted the bill.

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