Top Equity News

  • Molecular Partners latest IPO failure, others hang in balance

    Molecular Partners became the latest victim of the recent bout of volatility in Europe’s equity capital markets, as the Swiss biotech firm announced on Tuesday that it would have to put its projected listing on hold. Further deals could yet fall, bankers said.

    • 22 Oct 2014
  • Russian companies look to follow Asian debt forays with equity repositioning

    Gazprom's announcement on Tuesday that it could seek a listing in Hong Kong made it the latest Russian firm to pursue an Asian listing in part to solve liquidity issues in the wake of sanctions. While the Asian market is still too nascent to solve Russian companies' big funding troubles, developing relationships with investors could be a valuable long-term strategy, bankers said.

    • 22 Oct 2014
  • Saudi NCB kicks off Gulf's biggest book build

    Saudi National Commercial Bank opened up on Sunday for what could be the Gulf's biggest ever book build, as well as EMEA's biggest deal this year.

    • 20 Oct 2014
  • Virgin Money IPO down, for now, but not yet out

    Virgin Money said it would miss its October target for completing its IPO, as bookbuilding was set to begin today (Friday). Bankers close to the deal insisted that the company was waiting for more stable markets to return, rather than pulling the deal entirely.

    • 17 Oct 2014
  • Jimmy Choo finds now rare IPO success

    UK luxury accessories firm Jimmy Choo completed its IPO on Friday, pricing the deal at the bottom of the range. Strong momentum helped the deal achieve the now rare feat of successfully being completed at all.

    • 17 Oct 2014
  • Another IPO falls and more at risk as market turmoil hits

    UK challenger bank Aldermore became the latest victim of plunging stock markets this week, as bankers became increasingly concerned that conditions could leave ECM barren in the coming months and lead to the cancellation of yet more deals. The spotlight has now turned to another challenger bank, Virgin Money.

    • 16 Oct 2014

ECM Outlook

  • ECM outlook: final chance to break pre-summer quiet

    As celebrations of European victories old and new helped slow equity capital market activity at the start of this week, bankers were hoping that at least some of the deals that have been delayed by recent volatility would come back to market before the summer sets in.

    • 17 Jul 2014

Latest ECM Opinion

  • The Scots don't owe the markets a no vote

    The markets may have an opinion on Scottish independence — but the No campaign has been acting like that matters more than anything else. Capital markets should follow the will of the people, not lead it.

    • 09 Sep 2014

Taking Stock

Latest Equity News

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 20 Oct 2014
1 JPMorgan 274,362.92 1088 8.09%
2 Barclays 246,500.00 850 7.26%
3 Citi 241,124.13 935 7.11%
4 Deutsche Bank 240,786.09 977 7.10%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 235,519.40 841 6.94%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Oct 2014
1 BNP Paribas 45,034.29 183 7.39%
2 Citi 34,532.35 96 5.67%
3 Deutsche Bank 34,196.96 122 5.61%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 30,654.20 126 5.03%
5 Barclays 28,791.02 107 4.72%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Oct 2014
1 JPMorgan 23,663.67 112 9.36%
2 Goldman Sachs 22,917.78 77 9.07%
3 Deutsche Bank 20,595.54 76 8.15%
4 UBS 19,458.10 79 7.70%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 18,899.80 68 7.48%