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BNP Paribas makes PIL easy to swallow for Thames Water

February 1, 2019

UK utility company Thames Water chose BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking to steer its positive incentive loan, the first such loan awarded to a UK business. By Edward Russell-Walling

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JPMorgan leveraged finance desk leads new era of LBOs

January 2, 2019

Leveraged buyouts have a chequered history but JPMorgan – which acted in the mega-deals of Refinitiv and AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals – argues that both were reasonably structured and the market is different from a decade ago. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Jefferies rides European fintech deals wave

December 3, 2018

Europe’s burgeoning reputation for fintech and open-source software is attracting the attention of US investors. This is where Jefferies comes in, as Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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UniCredit leads Italian Schuldschein surge

October 8, 2018

Following Italian tax reforms making it easier to use Schuldschein, UniCredit has led two pioneering deals by corporates wanting to take advantage of the instrument.

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HSBC facilitates £1bn EIB Sonia issue as Libor fades

October 1, 2018

As the transition from Libor to Sonia begins, HSBC’s debt capital markets team has found itself with a key role to play. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Natixis redefines structured products with green OAT ‘repack’

September 3, 2018

Natixis plans to double revenues from its sustainability business by ‘greening’ financial products.

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Credit Suisse helps Bayer to overcome Monsanto mountain

August 1, 2018

The $66bn takeover of US seed company Monsanto by German drug giant Bayer is one of the largest M&A deals of all time. The task did not daunt Credit Suisse, however, which helped Bayer overcome regulatory and anti-trust hurdles and issue subsequent bonds. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Can rate rises help Pakistan’s beleaguered banks?

July 4, 2018

Problems at Pakistan’s banks, including fines and falling profits, have seen foreign investors head for the exit. Could interest from China and a growing Islamic finance sector improve their prospects? Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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CBG confident Pakistan can ride out storm

July 4, 2018

Pakistan’s central bank governor, Tariq Bajwa, remains sanguine about the country’s prospects in the face of rising inflation and trade deficits, and appears unfazed at the possibility of an IMF bailout. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Will Ant deal boost Pakistan's microfinance sector?

July 4, 2018

Small businesses are underserved in Pakistan but Telenor Microfinance Bank is hoping a deal with Chinese fintech giant Ant Financial will increase their access to electronic banking and help push up microfinance lending. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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