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Morgan Stanley's Glencore team

Morgan Stanley digs deep to pass Glencore challenge

August 1, 2011

The listing of Swiss commodity trading and mining group Glencore caused a few headaches for joint global coordinator Morgan Stanley. However, the impressive list of investors it helped secure shows that there is a big global appetite for commodities.

Left to right: Rupert Lewis, Frederic Zorzi and Edoardo Rava

OTE's €500m DCM issue sets Greek challenge for BNP Paribas

June 30, 2011

Issuing in Greece in the current climate is a brave move, but that did not stop telecoms company OTE entering the market earlier this year, thus posing quite a challenge for joint lead manager BNP Paribas.

BAML's Euorpean ECM team

Turkish success for BAML's compressed bookbuild

June 1, 2011

Bank of America Merrill Lynch's European ECM team has had a strong start to 2011, built chiefly around its successful 'compressed bookbuild to refloat an asset' – or Cobra – for BC Partners' Turkish retail business.

TOTM Afren

Afren’s high yield bond attracts energy and emerging market investors

May 4, 2011

Afren's high-yield bond issue earlier this year attracted interest from emerging market investors as well as specialist energy players, two investor groups who rarely overlap in the bond markets.

RBS team of the month

E.ON sets new precedent for German buybacks

March 17, 2011

E.ON's recent liability management exercise shows that German companies can indeed successfully tender for outstanding debt, and may encourage others to follow. 

HSBC's EFSF and EFSM team

European stability issues grab market's attention

February 14, 2011

With all eyes on the eurozone sovereign debt crisis, the success of two consecutive offerings would be critical in underpinning the European response. The market's reaction to the issues from the European Financial Stability Mechanism and European Financial Stability Facility was conclusive.

HSBC's Wataniya Mobile IPO team (l-r): Samer Deghaili, Faaiz Hasan, Michael Bevan and Matthew Amey

Wataniya Mobile's IPO shows Palestine's promise

January 28, 2011

The global interest in HSBC's recent IPO for Palestinian telecoms company Wataniya Mobile was not only a big success for the young telco, but also for Palestine in general, as it showed that the territory is a safe and potentially lucrative destination for capital markets.

From left: Peter Baillargeon, John Ngumi and Florian von Hartig

Making full use of a renewed investor interest in African markets

January 6, 2011

New-found political stability is setting the stage for global investor interest in many African countries, and Standard Bank's debt capital markets team is leading the way. Writer Edward Russell-Walling

Left to right: David O'Connor, Sara Grosvenor, Salim Nathoo, Malavika Raghavan, Christopher Harrison, Hank Michael and Neil Patel of Allen & Overy

Faith rewarded

December 8, 2010

Allen & Overy kept its confidence in the securitisation market, and an expanded team has been repaid with the role of advising Nationwide on the first UK building society securitisation to be sold into the US. Writer Edward Russell-Walling

Turning almatis around

Turning Almatis around

December 8, 2010

After being decimated in the recession, speciality alumina producer Almatis has successfully restructured its debt thanks to the work of Versatus Advisers.

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