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  • BNP Paribas adds two MDs for EMEA ECM push

    BNP Paribas adds two MDs for EMEA ECM push

    BNP Paribas has made two senior hires in European equity capital markets as part of an ambitious effort to challenge for top league table positions in the region.

  • BofA launches UK private capital push with Goldman hire

    BofA launches UK private capital push with Goldman hire

    Bank of America has hired a managing director from Goldman Sachs to help lead a new team in its UK investment banking division that aims to increase the bank’s coverage of private and emerging growth companies.

  • BofA adds to TMT team in Hong Kong

    BofA adds to TMT team in Hong Kong

    Bank of America has hired a Hong Kong-based director in its technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) team, GlobalCapital has learnt.

  • Explosion of clean energy to upend economy, but may not be fast enough

    Explosion of clean energy to upend economy, but may not be fast enough

    The economic potential of renewable energy is awesome, and should make fossil fuels obsolete by 2050, according to a new study by Carbon Tracker. But despite the compelling cost arguments for renewables, an enormous political effort will still be needed to accelerate their adoption if disastrous climate change is to be avoided.

  • Neoen CFO shows the way to green investors’ hearts

    Neoen CFO shows the way to green investors’ hearts

    Neoen, the French renewable energy company, completed a €600m rights issue at the start of April to help fund it until 2025. Its CFO, Louis-Mathieu Perrin, spoke to GlobalCapital about the deal and explained how green equity stories can still win investors’ attention, despite a recent cooling off in stock valuations.

  • Peel Hunt and Santander combine for big UK ECM deals

    Peel Hunt and Santander combine for big UK ECM deals

    UK broker Peel Hunt and Santander have joined forces to do deals for UK corporate clients seeking to raise equity capital. Peel Hunt will now have the firepower of Santander’s balance sheet to be able to underwrite both primary and secondary transactions for its large UK clients.

  • Taxonomy’s troubled birth shakes its power to green markets

    Taxonomy’s troubled birth shakes its power to green markets

    Market participants will embark in the coming weeks on the difficult task of working out how to use the European Union’s sustainable finance Taxonomy, after the first criteria were published this week. In doing so, they will be conscious that the smooth tide of green finance is now breaking against the hard reality of power politics and resistance by fossil fuel industries — a clash that is rocking the Taxonomy’s credibility, writes Jon Hay.

  • Piraeus covers capital raise to clean up NPL portfolio

    Piraeus covers capital raise to clean up NPL portfolio

    Piraeus Financial Holdings, the Greek holding company which owns Piraeus Bank, has launched a capital raise to give it the firepower needed to offload non-performing loans and has already secured enough demand on one morning of book-building to cover the deal.

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