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  • Bayer makes it rain for corporate finance

    Bayer clinched a $66bn agreement to buy Monsanto this week, forming a global leader in farming technology and promising a shower of capital markets transactions that will test debt and equity markets — but may also delight them.

    • 15 Sep 2016
  • Informa rises 6% after launching £715m M&A rights offer

    Shares in Informa, the UK publishing and events company, closed 6% higher on Thursday after it launched a fully underwritten £715m rights issue to partially finance its £1.18bn takeover of Penton, the New York-based information services and business-to-business publisher, in a transatlantic deal which the company says will expand its reach in the global exhibitions industry.

    • 15 Sep 2016
  • Biffa to float in largest post-Brexit London IPO

    Biffa, the UK waste management company, has announced its intention to float on the London Stock Exchange.

    • 15 Sep 2016
  • Bayer prepares to break ECM records for $66bn Monsanto deal

    Bayer, the German life sciences company, has clinched an agreement with the board of Monsanto to buy the US company for an enterprise value of $66bn, to be financed with one of the largest rights issues in history.

    • 14 Sep 2016
  • Pure Gym flexes its financial muscles with £190m IPO

    Pure Gym, the UK’s largest gym operator, is proceeding with its £190m IPO on the London Stock Exchange to finance its expansion plans and substantially reduce debt.

    • 14 Sep 2016
  • Pure Gym looks to bulk up with IPO in busy autumn primary scene

    Pure Gym looked to demonstrate on Wednesday a primary market in excellent health as it announced one of two IPOs on behalf of private equity sellers amid a bulging pipeline of issuance.

    • 14 Sep 2016
  • Air Liquide rises after setting terms for its €3.3bn rights offer

    Shares in Air Liquide, the French supplier of industrial and healthcare gases, closed 4.8% higher on Tuesday after it announced the full terms for its €3.3bn rights issue, to refinance a loan used to buy Airgas, a US competitor, in May.

    • 13 Sep 2016
  • Nets opens IPO book, hoping for valuation up to $4.8bn

    Nets, the largest digital payments processor in the Nordic region, has announced the price range for its Copenhagen IPO, which values the business at up to $4.8bn, almost double the price its private equity owners Advent and Bain paid for the company in 2014.

    • 13 Sep 2016


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Equity people & markets

  • KWM beefs up IPO team in Hong Kong

    King & Wood Mallesons has hired John Baptist Chan as a partner in the corporate and securities practice in Hong Kong as the law firm looks to boost its IPO team.

    • 26 Sep 2016
  • Glencore rally puts DB in dubious 'top spot'

    The distinction of being the widest constituent in the Markit iTraxx Europe is clearly one that most companies would prefer not to have. Yet Glencore has held this dubious honour since before the last index roll in March. It had a challenger in fellow miner Anglo American, but Anglo’s downgrade to junk and consequent removal from the investment grade index left the field open to the Swiss firm.

    • 22 Sep 2016
  • Commerzbank chief asks for end to increasing capital

    Michael Reuther, head of Commerzbank’s corporates and markets unit, told GlobalCapital that the banking industry needed to see the “endgame, the final state” of its capital requirements, with an end to the new overlapping layers of extra capital requirements.

    • 22 Sep 2016
  • ESMA proposes exchange trading for iTraxx indices

    The European Securities and Markets Authority has proposed making it mandatory to trade the iTraxx Europe and Crossover credit default swap indices on a regulated market or other recognised trading facility.

    • 21 Sep 2016
  • Waiting time for IBs is over

    Consultancy McKinsey said that investment banks can no longer wait for the business environment to improve, but need to restructure immediately.

    • 21 Sep 2016
  • People Moves in Brief

    JPM IPO banker heads to Numis — SG’s UK head takes conduct job — BAML names SA chief

    • 21 Sep 2016
  • BAML appoints new South African IB chief

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch has made a key hire for its South African investment banking business.

    • 20 Sep 2016
  • JP Morgan UK ECM banker moves to Numis

    A senior UK-focused equity capital markets banker at JP Morgan has left the bank to join Numis Securities as a managing director.

    • 19 Sep 2016

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Bookrunners of Global ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 19 Sep 2016
1 JPMorgan 39,091.65 225 8.04%
2 Goldman Sachs 32,749.22 186 6.73%
3 Morgan Stanley 31,470.33 181 6.47%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 25,191.60 158 5.18%
5 Citi 23,719.22 159 4.88%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 27 Sep 2016
1 JPMorgan 13,539.40 70 10.98%
2 Goldman Sachs 10,577.65 57 8.58%
3 Morgan Stanley 9,254.31 46 7.50%
4 Citi 7,573.69 40 6.14%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 7,346.61 35 5.96%

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 26 Sep 2016
1 JPMorgan 289,804.60 1219 8.81%
2 Citi 261,914.62 960 7.96%
3 Barclays 242,960.70 769 7.39%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 234,940.65 844 7.14%
5 HSBC 199,787.93 812 6.08%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 27 Sep 2016
1 JPMorgan 27,842.68 49 6.95%
2 BNP Paribas 27,066.67 131 6.76%
3 UniCredit 26,306.88 128 6.57%
4 HSBC 21,119.91 104 5.27%
5 ING 18,225.10 113 4.55%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 27 Sep 2016
1 JPMorgan 13,539.40 70 10.98%
2 Goldman Sachs 10,577.65 57 8.58%
3 Morgan Stanley 9,254.31 46 7.50%
4 Citi 7,573.69 40 6.14%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 7,346.61 35 5.96%