• Metro Bank, Biffa break blocks drought with good trades

    After a lull last week when many companies were in closed periods ahead of results, the equity block trades market is more vibrant this week, with several significant trades so far, including a successful capital increase for Metro Bank.

    • 26 Jul 2017
  • Metro Bank raises £278m as it heads for first annual profit

    On Tuesday evening, Metro Bank, the UK challenger bank, completed a 9.9% capital increase, after announcing its fourth consecutive quarterly profit.

    • 25 Jul 2017
  • Arena Events closes up 4.5% after £60m AIM IPO

    Shares in Arena Events Group, the UK supplier of temporary structures to festivals and sporting events such as Wimbledon and Glastonbury, closed 4.5% above their IPO price on Tuesday after the company made its debut on London’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM).

    • 25 Jul 2017
  • Strix Group heads for £190m IPO on AIM

    Strix Group, the Isle of Man-based designer and maker of kettle safety controls, plans to raise £190m through an IPO on London’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM).

    • 25 Jul 2017
  • First Biffa block trade clears at 4.8% discount

    On Monday night, Avenue Group, Bain Capital and Barings brought the first block sale of shares in Biffa, the UK waste disposal company, since its troubled IPO in October 2016.

    • 25 Jul 2017
  • Tikehau Capital bags €702m to grow AUM

    Tikehau Capital, the French alternative asset manager, has raised €702m to accelerate its development, after its rights issue attracted substantial oversubscription by new and existing shareholders.

    • 24 Jul 2017


Recent highlights

  • Metalloinvest exits Norilsk Nickel via $400m block

    An otherwise quiet week for block trades was interrupted on Thursday night with a large selldown of shares in Norilsk Nickel, the Russian nickel and palladium mining company, by Metalloinvest, the steel maker and miner.

    • 21 Jul 2017
  • Landis & Gyr sneaks over issue price after largest Swiss IPO since 2015

    Shares in Landis & Gyr, the Swiss maker of energy meters, closed 0.5% higher on their debut Friday, after a dip in morning trading, after the company priced its IPO at Sfr78, above the middle of the Sfr70-Sfr82 initial range.

    • 21 Jul 2017
  • Empiric Student Housing gets £110m of £150m target

    Empiric Student Housing, the UK real estate investment trust, raised £110m in its sixth equity issue since its £85m IPO in June 2014. The deal fell short of its £150m target, amid a busy calendar of Reit and closed-end fund equity raisings.

    • 20 Jul 2017


Deals in the pipeline

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Equity people & markets

  • Russian assets shrug off US sanctions vote

    Markets reacted with apathy to the news that the US House of Representatives had voted on Tuesday to expand sanctions against Russia.

    • 26 Jul 2017
  • China's State Council pushes SOE reforms

    China’s cabinet has given its central state-owned enterprises (SOEs) until the end of the year to be restructured as corporations, in line with the government’s push for market reform.

    • 26 Jul 2017
  • LedgerX brings Bitcoin further into fold with CFTC approval

    The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Monday granted LedgerX, a digital currency exchange and clearing platform, a derivatives clearing organisation license.

    • 25 Jul 2017
  • Hannam adds two veteran resources analysts

    Hannam & Partners, the investment banking boutique founded by Ian Hannam, has hired two experienced equity analysts to cover the mining and oil and gas industries.

    • 25 Jul 2017
  • Leverage is in the eye of the beholder

    Everyone wants to dilute the leverage ratio, but in different ways. That undermines the use of it as a backstop to risk-based capital, and undermines regulatory consistency.

    • 25 Jul 2017
  • US banks relish easier regs as international rules come unstuck

    Following the US Treasury report on regulating the financial system, published last month, the chief executives and financial officers of the big US banks lined up to praise the reforms' potential — though they could be the last nail in the coffin of international regulatory co-operation.

    • 25 Jul 2017

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Bookrunners of Global ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 24 Jul 2017
1 JPMorgan 36,671.78 238 7.57%
2 Morgan Stanley 32,837.22 236 6.78%
3 Goldman Sachs 32,658.50 199 6.74%
4 Citi 29,301.76 227 6.05%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 27,696.54 193 5.72%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Jul 2017
1 JPMorgan 13,488.13 59 8.47%
2 Citi 11,496.21 73 7.22%
3 UBS 11,302.86 45 7.09%
4 Morgan Stanley 10,864.95 59 6.82%
5 Goldman Sachs 10,434.21 54 6.55%

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 24 Jul 2017
1 Citi 253,106.92 930 8.89%
2 JPMorgan 230,914.50 1036 8.11%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 221,389.46 762 7.78%
4 Goldman Sachs 171,499.26 554 6.03%
5 Barclays 169,046.60 646 5.94%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Jul 2017
1 HSBC 27,039.93 106 7.36%
2 Deutsche Bank 25,125.19 81 6.84%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 23,128.33 61 6.29%
4 BNP Paribas 19,315.94 110 5.26%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 18,706.93 106 5.09%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Jul 2017
1 JPMorgan 13,488.13 59 8.47%
2 Citi 11,496.21 73 7.22%
3 UBS 11,302.86 45 7.09%
4 Morgan Stanley 10,864.95 59 6.82%
5 Goldman Sachs 10,434.21 54 6.55%