• SQN Secured Income Fund to relaunch with £100m cap raise

    SQN Secured Income Fund, the London-listed closed end investment fund focused on small and medium sized enterprise loans and secured lending, is preparing to raise up to £100m to capitalise on opportunities it sees in the alternative investment space.

    • 04:00 PM
  • SRI needs to look at financial firms’ liabilities

    When looking at banks and insurance companies, the sustainable finance movement has so far focused mainly on their assets rather than their liabilities. But insuring or offering deposits for a particular activity is just as important as lending to or investing in it.

    • 10 Dec 2018
  • GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2018: Equities

    In part two of our results announcements, we reveal the winning equity deals and banks, including the Best Follow-on/Accelerated Bookbuild, Best Equity-Linked Deal, Best IPO, Best ECM Deal and Best ECM House.

    • 10 Dec 2018
  • Interserve plans critical debt for equity swap

    The UK’s Interserve plans to swap a "substantial" portion of its debt for equity, as the embattled support services and construction firm tries to avoid the same fate as government contractor Carillion.

    • 10 Dec 2018
  • AJ Bell sparkles in aftermarket following £173m IPO

    AJ Bell surged by more than 30% in the aftermarket on Friday after the Manchester-based investment platform priced its £173m IPO on the London Stock Exchange at the mid-point of the initial range.

    • 07 Dec 2018
  • Ice pulls Nkr3bn IPO as equity markets plunge on trade fears

    Ice Group, the Norwegian mobile phone company, on Thursday called off its second attempt to list on the main board of the Oslo Stock Exchange, blaming turbulence in global equity markets.

    • 06 Dec 2018
  • Akbank unveils TL3bn recap as economic clouds gather

    Akbank, one of the largest banks in Turkey, is preparing a TL3bn ($558m) rights issue amid fears of an increase in non-performing loans as the Turkish economy enters a slowdown.

    • 06 Dec 2018
  • Almirall prints debut €250m convertible bond

    Almirall, the Spanish pharmaceuticals company, has issued its first convertible bond with an equity-neutral structure, having attracted “strong outright demand” from institutional investors, according to a banker on the deal.

    • 06 Dec 2018
  • ECM focus shifts to 2019 as bruising year enters final stretch

    The equity capital market has virtually closed for the year with work focusing on planning deals for 2019, said bankers, although some deals are still getting done.

    • 05 Dec 2018
  • Sorrell’s S4 Capital to raise £74m to fund second takeover

    S4 Capital, the digital advertising and marketing services company created by Martin Sorrell, the former CEO of WPP, has agreed the terms of its second acquisition and is partly financing the deal through a £74m placing and open offer on the London Stock Exchange.

    • 04 Dec 2018
  • Now on sale: Carige’s 13% tier two

    The Italian Interbank Deposit Protection Fund (FITD) has underwritten €320m of Banca Carige’s tier two capital notes. Private investors are now invited to subscribe to the issue, which allows the Italian lender to meet its capital targets.

    • 03 Dec 2018
  • Zur Rose completes rare at-market rights issue at 10.7% discount

    Zur Rose, the Swiss online pharmacy, has completed its Sfr200m ($200.8m) at-market rights issue to fund the acquisition of a German e-commerce platform, following the sale of a rump placement on Wednesday evening.

    • 29 Nov 2018


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Equity people & markets

  • Stock Connect bourses agree on dual-class share trading

    The Hong Kong Stock Exchange and its counterparts in Shanghai and Shenzhen reached a consensus to include companies with dual-class shares on the southbound trading of Stock Connect.

    • 10 Dec 2018
  • Sebi panel backs overseas listings of Indian firms

    Indian companies should be allowed to list offshore if they meet certain criteria, a Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) committee has recommended. The committee also approved several possible destinations.

    • 05 Dec 2018
  • EU banks must disclose on ESG, may get green/brown risk capital weights

    The European Union has taken a step towards using the bank capital risk weighting system to favour green assets and discourage ‘brown’ unsustainable lending — one of the most controversial issues on the sustainable finance policy agenda.

    • 04 Dec 2018
  • Nomura hires Goldman's Roberts to run Instinet unit

    Nomura said it had appointed Ralson Roberts, formerly Goldman Sachs's co-head of EMEA execution services, as chief executive of Instinet, its agency brokerage unit.

    • 03 Dec 2018
  • Now on sale: Carige’s 13% tier two

    The Italian Interbank Deposit Protection Fund (FITD) has underwritten €320m of Banca Carige’s tier two capital notes. Private investors are now invited to subscribe to the issue, which allows the Italian lender to meet its capital targets.

    • 03 Dec 2018
  • Banks mull Saudi commitments after hopes dashed for bumper year

    High hopes for a bumper corporate finance year in Saudi Arabia have been dashed by the pulled Aramco IPO, the blockade of Qatar and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, writes David Rothnie.

    • 28 Nov 2018

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Bookrunners of Global ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 65,613.92 361 9.33%
2 Morgan Stanley 61,871.37 373 8.80%
3 JPMorgan 53,720.17 378 7.64%
4 Citi 45,526.38 326 6.47%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 38,722.93 250 5.51%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 14,088.48 62 8.97%
2 Goldman Sachs 13,469.15 66 8.58%
3 Citi 9,948.21 58 6.34%
4 Morgan Stanley 8,572.10 54 5.46%
5 UBS 8,391.04 36 5.34%

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 344,473.92 1340 8.09%
2 JPMorgan 340,456.96 1464 8.00%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 305,654.09 1051 7.18%
4 Barclays 256,667.84 965 6.03%
5 Goldman Sachs 227,104.06 767 5.34%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 46,952.57 194 6.54%
2 JPMorgan 46,108.71 102 6.43%
3 UniCredit 39,106.98 168 5.45%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 36,670.04 182 5.11%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 35,773.91 138 4.99%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 14,088.48 62 8.97%
2 Goldman Sachs 13,469.15 66 8.58%
3 Citi 9,948.21 58 6.34%
4 Morgan Stanley 8,572.10 54 5.46%
5 UBS 8,391.04 36 5.34%