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  • Nigeria's green bond wins high assessment, to be launched next week

    Nigeria is expected to become only the fourth sovereign globally – and the first in Africa – to issue green bonds next week, by selling a $30m-equivalent five year or longer naira government bond.

    • 11:00 AM
  • Steinhoff fraud fears lay capital markets hero low

    Steinhoff International’s revelation of accounting irregularities has smashed the reputation of a company that had been widely admired as a daring and astute user of capital markets. Sam Kerr, Virginia Furness, Aidan Gregory, Silas Brown and Bianca Boorer examine how the retailer's troubles have rocked confidence among bond, equity and loan investors and even shaken appetite for South African risk.

    • 07 Dec 2017
  • Growthpoint shelves deal, adds to SA woes

    South African property investment company Growthpoint postponed a euro denominated five year note on Wednesday suggesting that even high quality credits from the country will struggle to do deals as investors turn increasingly negative on it.

    • 07 Dec 2017
  • Steinhoff collapse rocks Europe’s CB market

    The shocking fall from grace this week of Steinhoff International, the South African retail group, is causing pain for many in the equity-linked debt market, where it has issued €2.7bn of bonds. The potentially unsound nature of its earnings caused an 80% collapse in its share price this week, and has triggered a fast transfer of its convertibles into specialist hands.

    • 07 Dec 2017
  • Steinhoff derails Growthpoint deal

    No deal had appeared from Growthpoint, the Johannesburg listed property company, by lunchtime on Wednesday with two investors telling GlobalCapital that the issuer was struggling to drum up enough demand. The leads later sent out a note to say that the deal had been postponed.

    • 06 Dec 2017

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  • Tullow Oil signs $2.5bn reserve-based lending facility

    Tullow Oil, the oil company headquartered in London with its operations predominantly in Africa, has signed $2.5bn of reserve-based lending (RBL) facilities to refinance existing facilities with its relationship banks.

    • 12 Dec 2017
  • Steinhoff lenders meeting postponed

    South Africa’s distressed Steinhoff has moved its meeting with lenders from Monday to next Tuesday, following its revelation on accounting irregularities last week.

    • 11 Dec 2017
  • Egypt’s Global Telecom extends $200m loan

    Global Telecom, a telecommunications company founded in Egypt and headquartered in the Netherlands, has extended a $200m loan by six months.

    • 11 Dec 2017
  • Life Healthcare refinances acquisition

    South Africa’s second largest private hospital operator Life Healthcare group has signed a £350m syndicated loan to refinance its acquisition of UK-based Alliance Medical group last year.

    • 07 Dec 2017
  • Japanese banks back coal links between Japan and Africa

    Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and a syndicate of lenders have provided a $2.73bn loan to finance the construction of a railway and upgrade a port in Mozambique, which will ensure the long term supply of coal to Japan from the African country.

    • 30 Nov 2017

Latest Africa Equity news                 bonds  |  loans

  • Founder, directors bring first Dis-Chem block for R1bn

    A group of senior managers at Dis-Chem Pharmacies, the South African pharmacy chain, have completed the first equity block trade in the stock since its R4.4bn ($304m) Johannesburg IPO in November 2016. The sale of a 3.7% stake was slightly increased.

    • 12 Dec 2017
  • Equity markets react to Steinhoff stabilisation efforts

    Equity investors have reacted positively to Steinhoff International’s most recent attempts to shore up its operations, with a small rebound in the market.

    • 11 Dec 2017
  • Steinhoff collapse rocks Europe’s CB market

    The shocking fall from grace this week of Steinhoff International, the South African retail group, is causing pain for many in the equity-linked debt market, where it has issued €2.7bn of bonds. The potentially unsound nature of its earnings caused an 80% collapse in its share price this week, and has triggered a fast transfer of its convertibles into specialist hands.

    • 07 Dec 2017
  • Market turns on Steinhoff after CEO resignation

    Steinhoff International, the global retail conglomerate and one of South Africa’s largest companies, has seen its share price collapse in a historic sell-off, which onlookers say is unprecedented for South African equities.

    • 06 Dec 2017
  • Nasdaq launches blockchain share voting product in South Africa

    Nasdaq, the exchanges and trading technology company, is launching a blockchain-based product in South Africa, designed to make shareholder voting more efficient.

    • 22 Nov 2017

Bookrunners of International Emerging Market DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 69,037.80 316 9.77%
2 HSBC 63,101.82 366 8.93%
3 JPMorgan 58,604.72 253 8.30%
4 Deutsche Bank 32,818.57 139 4.65%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 30,975.27 220 4.39%

Bookrunners of LatAm Emerging Market DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 20,172.62 62 14.30%
2 JPMorgan 16,300.95 61 11.56%
3 HSBC 15,707.62 42 11.13%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 13,030.61 52 9.24%
5 Santander 11,734.03 47 8.32%

Bookrunners of CEEMEA International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 26,997.79 92 13.21%
2 Citi 24,968.00 87 12.22%
3 HSBC 17,697.95 68 8.66%
4 Deutsche Bank 10,385.92 29 5.08%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 10,214.05 48 5.00%

EMEA M&A Revenue

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 02 May 2016
1 JPMorgan 195.08 50 10.55%
2 Goldman Sachs 162.26 37 8.77%
3 Morgan Stanley 141.22 46 7.64%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 114.20 33 6.18%
5 Citi 95.36 35 5.16%

Bookrunners of Central and Eastern Europe: Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 ING 3,133.69 26 8.74%
2 UniCredit 2,986.04 23 8.33%
3 Credit Suisse 2,801.35 8 7.81%
4 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 2,594.98 10 7.24%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 2,301.01 20 6.42%

Bookrunners of India DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 AXIS Bank 12,906.34 183 21.46%
2 Standard Chartered Bank 5,841.86 48 9.71%
3 ICICI Bank 5,706.63 152 9.49%
4 Trust Investment Advisors 5,552.05 162 9.23%
5 HDFC Bank 2,786.90 77 4.63%