Latest EMEA ABBs/Block Trades news

  • Spanish solar firm sells €97m block to fund projects

    Solaria, the Spanish solar energy company, sold a €96.8m block of shares to fund the development and execution of its photovoltaic projects in Spain and in order to continue broadening its portfolio of projects under development.

    • 13 Jul 2018
  • Idorsia raises Sfr505m through share sale and CB to fund R&D

    Idorsia, the Swiss biopharmaceutical company, has raised Sfr505m ($503.82m) to finance advanced clinical trials after a simultaneous share and convertible bond sale overnight in Zurich.

    • 11 Jul 2018
  • Shandong Ruyi offloads chunk of SMCP

    Despite a tricky execution window, Shandong Ruyi, the Chinese textiles conglomerate, has completed the first sale of stock in French fashion house SMCP since its IPO on Euronext Paris last year, alongside the sale of a €50m exchangeable bond.

    • 09 Jul 2018
  • ECM half year review: politics bites back

    As the first half of 2018 draws to a close, it is clear Europe’s equity capital markets have been battered by political tensions and fears of disruption to international trade. Volume is down, particularly in block trades.

    • 28 Jun 2018
  • ECM gears up for summer but blocks still troubling

    No new IPOs are likely to be launched before the equity markets slow for the summer. There is still some block sales business to do, although sentiment in that market remains severely bruised.

    • 27 Jun 2018
  • SA banks to sell R3.8bn of Shoprite stock

    Absa Bank and Rand Merchant Bank are selling a 2.9% stake in Shoprite, the South African food retailer, as part of a derivative transaction with Christo Wiese, chairman of Shoprite and former chairman of Steinhoff International.

    • 26 Jun 2018
  • Losses mount in Europe's soggy blocks mart

    The market for equity block trades in EMEA has lost some of its shine, with volumes down on last year, and a string of failed trades. This poor performance is in stark contrast to a resurgent IPO market, which in the last two weeks has generated strong returns for investors.

    • 21 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
  • Credit Suisse left long of Neste stock after €861m block trade

    A €861m selldown of shares in Finnish oil refiner Neste Corp by the government of Finland on Tuesday night failed to clear, leaving the bookrunner holding a residual position.

    • 13 Jun 2018
  • Solidium offloads €246m of Stora Enso to fund new investments

    Solidium, the investment company owned by the government of Finland, has sold a chunk of its stake in Stora Enso, the Finnish maker of pulp and paper, via a block trade that was multiple times oversubscribed, according to a banker involved in the deal.

    • 12 Jun 2018

ABBs/Block Trades news archive

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 214,532.32 821 8.05%
2 JPMorgan 205,928.57 892 7.72%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 189,733.81 635 7.12%
4 Barclays 167,856.79 593 6.30%
5 HSBC 149,306.51 684 5.60%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 29,830.94 52 6.96%
2 BNP Paribas 28,123.74 109 6.56%
3 UniCredit 21,895.45 101 5.11%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 21,885.13 102 5.11%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 21,814.64 83 5.09%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 9,508.41 44 8.72%
2 JPMorgan 9,409.35 41 8.63%
3 Citi 7,634.33 42 7.00%
4 UBS 5,950.83 20 5.46%
5 Deutsche Bank 5,145.17 32 4.72%