People & Markets

  • FCA moves to allow US-style Spac IPOs in London

    FCA moves to allow US-style Spac IPOs in London

    US-style Spac IPOs will soon be possible on the London Stock Exchange following a review by the Financial Conduct Authority, although the changes come at a time when the vehicles have fallen increasingly out of favour with investors.

  • Liberum makes renewed M&A push

    Liberum makes renewed M&A push

    Mid-market investment bank Liberum has brought in the co-founders of corporate finance boutique Bullfinch Corporate Finance as co-heads of M&A as it looks to raise its profile in takeovers.

  • JP Morgan installs activist defence specialist for EMEA

    JP Morgan installs activist defence specialist for EMEA

    JP Morgan has topped up its expertise in shareholder activism in EMEA with the appointment of Darren Novak, a veteran of the discipline who previously worked at UBS, as head of shareholder engagement and M&A capital markets (SEAMAC) for the region.

  • BlackRock voting change raises hopes of further progress

    BlackRock voting change raises hopes of further progress

    BlackRock, the world’s largest investor, has upped its game on engaging with companies about environmental, social and governance issues this year, especially climate change, under a new manager. But responsible investment supporters are still hoping for more progress, and that the big investors will make the link between their engagement activities and their support for capital markets issues.

  • Moelis nabs ECM syndicate banker from Barclays

    Moelis nabs ECM syndicate banker from Barclays

    Moelis & Company has hired senior equity syndicate banker Melissa Mariaschin from Barclays in New York as the boutique investment bank expands its capital markets capabilities.

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