ABBs/Block Trades

  • ECM are all going on a summer holiday

    ECM are all going on a summer holiday

    After a hectic second quarter, equity capital markets bankers and investor are now hoping for a traditional summer slowdown to allow market participants to take a break.

  • ECM bucks second wave fears but discounts could grow

    ECM bucks second wave fears but discounts could grow

    The European equity capital markets are bucking wider equity market fears over a second wave of coronavirus infections in the US and bankers hope sentiment will hold even if global equity indices become more volatile.

  • Aston Martin raises £152m in equity capital for luxury reset

    Aston Martin raises £152m in equity capital for luxury reset

    Aston Martin, the UK car maker returned to equity markets on Friday morning to raise yet more equity capital after completing a rights issue in April. The company has sold a stake worth 19.9% of its share capital to allow a new management team to rebuild the company.

  • Yandex gets oligarch backing for growth push

    Yandex gets oligarch backing for growth push

    Yandex, the Russian internet company, has raised $800m through a sale of new shares to US investors and a private placement to a consortium of Russian oligarchs and VTB Bank.

  • Pepkor raises R1.9bn to fix balance sheet

    Pepkor raises R1.9bn to fix balance sheet

    Pepkor, the South African retailer, raised R1.9bn ($110m) in a sale of new shares on Tuesday night to reduce leverage and to prepare it for the future impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • More European firms could turn to treasury share sales

    More European firms could turn to treasury share sales

    Banks are hoping that there will be more European primary capital raising in the weeks ahead as companies begin to assess what will be needed to rebuild their balance sheets and whether the time is ripe for growth. A €341m share trade in German firm CompuGroup Medical on Monday night may show a way forward for issuers.

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