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teaser-russian first marks WestLBs last stand

Russian first marks WestLB’s last stand

August 1, 2012

A diversified payment rights securitisation for ZAO Raiffeisenbank reopened this important source of funding in Russia for the first time since the financial crisis, but joint lead manager WestLB will not be around to manage follow-up deals.

Citi’s central and eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa debt capital markets team: (from left) Ignacio Temerlin, Peter Charles, Blazej Dankowski, William Weaver and Vassiliy Tengayev

Citi makes the most of emerging debt volatility

July 2, 2012

Citi’s debt capital markets team switched nimbly between reopening Russian markets when risk appetite was high and placing Gulf state sukuk when investors searched for safety.

Credit Suisse team

Credit Suisse helps put a shine on Santander's Polish ambitions

June 1, 2012

Credit Suisse's Madrid-based FIG team's input into Bank Zachodni's all-share merger with KBC's Kredyt Bank has allowed Santander to build the market presence it wanted in Poland without putting the squeeze on its capital ratio.

RBS hits a high with Center Parcs deal

RBS hits a high with Center Parcs securitisation deal

May 1, 2012

After deciding that a pure high-yield deal was prohibitively expensive for UK leisure company Center Parcs, RBS helped investors get comfortable with a whole business securitisation structure that other banks were giving a wide berth.

SocGen moves fast to make most of DCM boom

SocGen's DCM team makes most of bank disintermediation trend

April 2, 2012

Thus far, 2012 has witnessed a marked trend of corporates eschewing bank lending and turning instead to the debt capital markets. By acting quickly, the DCM team at SGCIB has put itself at the forefront of many of these deals.

HSBC gets 2012 off to a flying start

HSBC's DCM team gets 2012 off to a flying start

March 1, 2012

After a desperate 2011, 2012 got off to a flying start in the sovereign, supranational and agency arena, with successful issues being placed left, right and centre, most notably in euros and sterling. All of this has meant a busy couple of months of HSBC's debt capital markets team.

BNP Paribas team (left to right): Arjan Verbeek,  Derry Hubbard and Heiko Langer

CBA makes it third time lucky for Australian covered bond issuance

February 1, 2012

Commonwealth Bank of Australia's €1.5bn five-year issue was the third and comfortably the most successful Australian transaction since the country passed supportive legislation for covered bonds in late 2011. Joint bookrunner on the deal, BNP Paribas, put its success down to timing and the choice of currency.

Barclays Capital team

ICBC bond issue helps BarCap strengthen its Asia ambitions

January 3, 2012

When China's biggest bank, ICBC, launched its first dollar bond issue, it offered investors a rare opportunity of direct exposure to the mainland banking system. There was no shortage of interest. Along with UBS and ICBC's own investment arm, Barclays Capital landed the role of global co-ordinator, helping BarCap cement its Asian standing.

Goldman's team on the Con Hem deal

Goldman's variety pack helps Com Hem defy eurozone mayhem

December 1, 2011

Issuing in Europe in 2011 has been a hazardous task, but Com Hem's highly leveraged buyout bridge underwritten by joint mandated lead arranger Goldman Sachs managed to defy the odds, thanks in no small part to the diverse elements of the deal.

RBS taps into appetite for corporates

RBS taps into growing appetite for corporates

November 1, 2011

As investors flock to the perceived safer ground of corporates at the expense of sovereigns or financials, RBS has been busy successfully utilising the private placement markets in a $1bn deal for caterer Compass Group and the Swiss franc issuance market for utility provider GTS Suez. 

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