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Verallia pulls off clear success with long-desired IPO

December 2, 2019

Benefiting from growing consumer demand to move away from plastics, French glass maker Verallia has achieved the largest French IPO since 2017.

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Caixa opens Spanish market for SDG bonds

November 1, 2019

CaixaBank's charitable roots explain its success in launching the first Spanish bond linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

Rabobank’s record AT1 sets new benchmark

October 1, 2019

The successful AT1 deal by Rabobank proved that its recent strategy of focusing on efficiency and digitisation was the right call, as David Wigan reports.

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Engie’s renewables charge electrifies bond markets

July 31, 2019

A commitment to an environmentalist agenda has made French utility Engie the world’s leading corporate issuer of green bonds.

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Network International £1bn IPO sets pulses racing

July 2, 2019

Dubai-based Network International piqued investor interest in April when it floated on the London Stock Exchange in Europe's biggest IPO listing. David Wigan reports.

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Crédit Agricole’s ‘non-capitalist’ model reaps AT1 reward

June 3, 2019

Crédit Agricole leveraged its unusual model to launch a dollar-denominated perpetual worth €4.75bn. 

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Recovering UniCredit makes return to form with bond bonanza

May 1, 2019

UniCredit's restructuring programme has paid off, enabling the Italian bank to return to the market with a handful of regulatory capital deals.

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Belgium's bond double-dip pays off

April 1, 2019

While Belgium's economy is thriving, supporting its complex regional make-up has driven up debt levels. To this end, the country's debt agency recently launched two long bonds.

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Acquisition hungry Takeaway.com cooks up a debt and equity storm

March 1, 2019

Netherlands-based Takeaway.com has been on an acquisition spree around Europe. The Banker looks at its use of the debt and equity markets to finance this activity.

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Gasunie shrugs off volatility to make a comeback

February 1, 2019

Dutch utility company Gasunie used its strong credit rating as a springboard to returning to the market with €300m bond issue in collaboration with ING, ABN Amro and Rabobank. David Wigan reports.

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