• Microfinance firm seeks premium London listing

    ASA International, the microfinance institution backed by American venture firm Sequoia Capital, is seeking to become Europe’s first publicly listed microfinance company, through a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange.

    • 18 Jun 2018
  • Safran issues new €700m CB at 0% yield

    Safran, the French aerospace and defence company, has returned to the equity-linked market with a €700m convertible bond due in June 2023.

    • 18 Jun 2018
  • UK market integrity trumps Russian capital, says MP

    Despite worries that Russian investors are pulling away from London as the UK looks to pressure allies of the country's president Vladimir Putin, Tom Tugendhat, the chairman of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee, has stressed to GlobalCapital that preserving the rule of law in the UK and making sure markets are “clean and honest” is more important than attracting Russian capital to London.

    • 18 Jun 2018
  • Exotix hires to boost Americas equities, ECM operations

    Developing markets investment bank Exotix Capital has continued its recent trend of expansion and has added three new hires to its global equity team.

    • 18 Jun 2018
  • UK’s Russia beef drives capital home, poses risk to City

    Increased hostility towards Russia from the UK political establishment is severing the financial links between the two countries. The arguments between Russia and the West are freezing the former’s equity capital markets, which depend on UK and US investors, and is, according to some sources, driving Russians to repatriate capital. In the long-run, it could even be detrimental to the UK’s capital markets industry, write Sam Kerr and Francesca Young.

    • 14 Jun 2018
  • Finland’s flop leaves Neste taste in mouth of Credit Suisse

    Credit Suisse found itself long of stock in Neste Corp, the Finnish oil refiner, after an €861m sale of shares by the Finnish government on Tuesday night. The failed block trade has prompted equity capital markets bankers to ask whether the market has become much more unforgiving this year, writes Aidan Gregory.

    • 14 Jun 2018
  • Delachaux cancels its IPO after CDPQ buys CVC out

    The Paris IPO of Delachaux Group, the French maker of railway equipment, has been called off after CVC agreed to sell its stake in the company to Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) for an undisclosed price.

    • 14 Jun 2018
  • Arion Banki to price at top of revised range

    Arion Banki, the first Icelandic bank to list shares since the financial crisis, is set to price the sale at the top of its revised range.

    • 14 Jun 2018
  • ECM investors buoyant as Adyen rises by over 91% on debut day

    The Amsterdam IPO of electronic payments company Adyen has been acclaimed as one of the best European IPOs in over a decade after the stock rose 91% on its first day of trading.

    • 14 Jun 2018


Recent highlights

  • FCA’s Aramco rule change is nothing new for UK

    The FCA’s decision to modify rules in order to allow sovereign owned companies — such as Saudi Aramco — to achieve a premium listing should be seen as just another chapter in the UK’s cosiness with the House of Saud.

    • 12 Jun 2018
  • Klingelnberg Group IPO covered across range in a day

    The Swiss listing of Klingelnberg, the German family-owned gear engineering company, got off to a flying start and was covered across its range within 24 hours of launching the deal.

    • 12 Jun 2018
  • FCA’s sovereign listing decision faces heavy criticism

    The FCA’s decision to press ahead with creating a new premium listing category for sovereign-owned entities has been criticised by UK parliamentarians and business groups, who are concerned that it will weaken corporate governance standards in the UK.

    • 11 Jun 2018


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Equity people & markets

  • India mulls new IPO rules, opening gates to offshore

    India’s markets regulator signalled this week that it may overturn a ban on local firms listing directly on offshore stock exchanges, in a move that could have far-reaching implications for fundraising. But a litany of issues stand in the way of reform, warn market participants. John Loh reports.

    • 14 Jun 2018
  • Credit Suisse eyes return to the corporate finance big time

    The Swiss bank’s corporate finance business is looking to grab a greater share of large cross-border M&A deals and has pivoted back to Europe, writes David Rothnie.

    • 13 Jun 2018
  • HKEX board reappoints CEO

    The board of directors of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing has renewed the contract of chief executive Charles Li for three years.

    • 13 Jun 2018
  • SGX director resurfaces at TMX Group

    Pete Osborne, a former director at Singapore Exchange (SGX), has resurfaced at Canadian exchange operator TMX Group in London as head of European equity trading sales.

    • 13 Jun 2018
  • Sebi considers direct overseas IPOs for Indian firms

    The Securities and Exchange Board of India has convened a high-powered group of financial markets experts as it considers overhauling a ban on the country's companies listing offshore.

    • 13 Jun 2018
  • BAML names first executive vice-chair outside US

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch has hired Lazard’s Larry Slaughter as executive vice-chairman of global corporate and investment banking, the first time the firm has appointed a banker to this role outside the US.

    • 12 Jun 2018

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Bookrunners of Global ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 38,198.66 193 9.92%
2 Morgan Stanley 34,806.56 202 9.03%
3 JPMorgan 29,355.57 196 7.62%
4 Citi 27,805.73 176 7.22%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 22,577.80 125 5.86%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 8,528.32 38 9.23%
2 JPMorgan 8,142.46 34 8.81%
3 Citi 7,179.38 39 7.77%
4 UBS 5,926.29 19 6.41%
5 Deutsche Bank 4,787.10 31 5.18%

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 184,818.78 719 7.97%
2 JPMorgan 175,652.00 792 7.58%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 168,550.00 563 7.27%
4 Barclays 147,280.18 514 6.35%
5 HSBC 128,062.21 594 5.52%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 28,912.55 42 8.64%
2 Citi 19,639.79 51 5.87%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 18,198.32 63 5.44%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 17,193.43 72 5.14%
5 BNP Paribas 16,639.66 78 4.97%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 8,528.32 38 9.23%
2 JPMorgan 8,142.46 34 8.81%
3 Citi 7,179.38 39 7.77%
4 UBS 5,926.29 19 6.41%
5 Deutsche Bank 4,787.10 31 5.18%