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  • CEEMEA sovereign pair make an entrance

    CEEMEA sovereign pair make an entrance

    Two CEEMEA sovereigns are taking the plunge this week — the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with a triple tranche dollar benchmark and Romania with a dual tranche euro bond.

  • Norilsk Nickel to refi with tighter margins

    Norilsk Nickel to refi with tighter margins

    Norilsk Nickel, the Russian nickel and palladium producer, is refinancing an existing $2.5bn facility. According to bankers, the new deal will have tighter margins than the original deal, which boasted the slimmest margins of any Russian syndicated loan in 2017. Some bankers are calling this the busiest January they have seen for years in the Russian market.

  • United preps bond financing package for Vivacom takeover

    United preps bond financing package for Vivacom takeover

    Southern Eastern European telecoms group United Group, a BC Partners and KKR portfolio company, is preparing an all-bond financing package for its takeover of Bulgaria’s Vivacom, marketing new senior secured bonds and an add-on to its existing 2025 PIK notes.

  • People moves in brief

    People moves in brief

    Ex-Goldman's Weber joins Middle East boutique — Giancarlo turns up at Federal Housing Finance Agency — Ferdane takes over coverage job at BNP Paribas

  • Investors look to transition bonds to fund CEE’s sustainability transition

    Investors look to transition bonds to fund CEE’s sustainability transition

    Transition bonds are likely to be a key part of the development of a sustainable economy in central and eastern Europe, delegates said at the Euromoney Central and Eastern European Forum in Vienna this week. While investors are keen to put money to work in the region, government support is still needed.

  • Private finance revival emerges in CEE

    Private finance revival emerges in CEE

    Private capital in central and eastern Europe is gaining traction after a decade of diminished enthusiasm from international investors. Local firms continue to dominate the region's private equity and direct lending markets, but some international players are eyeing them again, while others remain cautious.

  • TSKB blow-out reopens debt door for Turkey

    TSKB blow-out reopens debt door for Turkey

    Turkey lender TSKB printed its $400m five year senior bond on Wednesday inside its own curve. The sale drew a $3.9bn book, allowing a big tightening from initial guidance to pricing. Following the clear success of the deal, other Turkish banks are expected to follow, starting with Isbank which was straight in with its own subordinated bond on Thursday.

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