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  • LBOs to fly as activists poised to bring more M&A to Europe

    As the shareholder acceptance deadline for German pharmaceuticals firm Stada’s €4.1bn buyout loomed on Thursday, there has been talk in the market about the rising influence of activist investors in Europe. Historically a largely US phenomenon, some market participants think Europe is set to experience a surge in shareholder activism of its own, shaking up the corporate landscape and inviting further leveraged buyouts, writes Max Bower.

    • 22 Jun 2017
  • Argentina stuns bond markets with century splash

    Argentina had market participants choking on their churrasco this week with a century bond that triggered mixed reactions but sent a clear message about the bond market’s extraordinary ability to back any story it likes the sound of. Oliver West reports.

    • 22 Jun 2017
  • Allied Irish flies to €3bn but IPOs lose idyllic tone

    Europe’s IPO market took a couple of knocks this week when one flotation was pulled and another traded sharply down on its debut, partly because investor sentiment has cooled. But there was still enough vigour in the market to ensure a successful conclusion to the €3bn re-privatisation of Allied Irish Banks (AIB), write John Loh and Jon Hay.

    • 22 Jun 2017
  • Sovereigns deaf to clamour for green bonds

    Calls are growing louder for sovereigns to pull their weight and assume a leading role in the development of the green bond market. But, as was demonstrated at panels in Euromoney’s Global Borrowers & Bond Investors Forum this week, many of them are reluctant to take up the SRI baton, write Lewis McLellan and Sharon Kimathi.

    • 22 Jun 2017

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  • Deutsche hires Goldman banker Rousseau to head EMEA M&A

    Deutsche Bank has poached one of Goldman Sachs’ top M&A bankers in Europe amid a revamp of its corporate and investment bank by its new management team.

    • 22 Jun 2017
  • French regulator lays out vision for revamped ESMA

    The French markets regulator, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), has laid out its vision for enhanced powers at the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) to make sure that Europe’s supervisors apply consistent standards.

    • 22 Jun 2017
  • STS technical standards could take up to 12 months

    Regulatory technical standards (RTS) related to the simple, transparent, standardised (STS) European securitization framework could take as long as 12 months to finalise, which would leave almost no time between RTS finalisation and STS implementation.

    • 07 Jun 2017

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 09 Jun 2017
1 Citi 206,449.53 755 8.84%
2 JPMorgan 192,919.68 823 8.26%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 175,174.46 602 7.50%
4 Barclays 144,195.77 526 6.17%
5 Goldman Sachs 139,497.22 445 5.97%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 20 Jun 2017
1 Deutsche Bank 23,530.61 67 7.96%
2 HSBC 20,994.25 74 7.11%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 20,490.14 49 6.93%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 15,076.29 72 5.10%
5 BNP Paribas 14,834.05 81 5.02%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 20 Jun 2017
1 JPMorgan 10,673.78 46 8.06%
2 Citi 9,632.20 60 7.28%
3 Goldman Sachs 9,310.79 46 7.03%
4 UBS 9,230.61 36 6.97%
5 Morgan Stanley 8,508.94 46 6.43%