Follow-Ons/Rights Issues

  • Bankers hopeful of M&A rights issues despite fresh lockdowns

    Bankers hopeful of M&A rights issues despite fresh lockdowns

    Europe faces more months of Covid-19 lockdowns as the continent’s governments try to quell an increase in infections. But equity bankers are hopeful that the restrictions will not prevent them from raising equity for companies seeking to do M&A transactions.

  • Stocks soar on good news but pandemic looms over ECM

    Stocks soar on good news but pandemic looms over ECM

    Equity markets opened on a high on the first day of trading in 2021 and there are hopes that positive macro headwinds will provide strong momentum for equity capital markets deals. This is despite the Covid-19 pandemic still causing concern as cases rise and governments introduce tough restrictions to fight it.

  • Green equities set  for red hot 2021

    Green equities set for red hot 2021

    Having lagged behind bonds in embracing the green agenda, the primary equity capital market came into its own in 2020. With investors more engaged in sustainability and fighting climate change, there are hopes that 2021 will be even greener. Sam Kerr and Aidan Gregory report.

  • Capital markets ready to fund UK’s green ‘revolution’

    Capital markets ready to fund UK’s green ‘revolution’

    The UK government has said it is committed to turning the country into a renewable energy powerhouse in a comprehensive overhaul of its energy infrastructure in what prime minister Boris Johnson calls a “green industrial revolution”. As the government pushes for change, the capital markets are ready to fund this endeavour.

  • iQiyi adds to stream of ADS fundraisings

    iQiyi adds to stream of ADS fundraisings

    US-listed Chinese companies have raised more than $12bn from equity investors in the past month, with iQiyi becoming the latest to simultaneously sell a convertible bond and price a follow-on offering of its American depositary shares. With valuations soaring for many of these stocks, bankers expect more issuers to jump into the market in 2021, writes Jonathan Breen.

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