Latest EMEA ABBs/Block Trades news

  • Sagi rolls dice for £318m Playtech block

    Playtech’s founder is selling a major chunk of his stake tonight, for up to £317.9m, after shares in the gaming software developer have surged 20.3% this year.

    • 26 Jun 2017
  • General Atlantic sells another chunk of Springer at tight discount

    General Atlantic, the investment firm run by William Ford, launched on Monday night the sale of half its remaining stake in Axel Springer, the German media group. The €123m sale is covered, the range has been tightened and books are closing at 6.30pm.

    • 26 Jun 2017
  • Apax, others sell down €297m in Altran

    Altran Technologies’ founding shareholders and investor Apax Partners raised €297m on Wednesday after pricing an accelerated equity sale within the lower half of expectations.

    • 22 Jun 2017
  • Apax, shareholders launch €300m Altran block

    Apax Partners and other shareholders are tonight selling a block of about €300m of shares in Paris-traded Altran Technologies.

    • 21 Jun 2017
  • Scout24 trades up after Deutsche Telekom exit

    An overnight share sale in Scout24, the Berlin-based digital classified advertising group, was priced at a 6% discount on Tuesday, raising €331.7m for the vendors.

    • 21 Jun 2017
  • Polish IPOs hit screens in busy week for ECM

    Activity in Europe’s equity capital markets continued apace this week as Orange and BT Group priced another opportunistic block and exchangeable bond combo, while the IPO pipeline was brisk as CEE, and especially Polish, issuers hit the road.

    • 21 Jun 2017
  • Orange uses bond, block to shed 2.6% of BT

    Orange, the French telecoms company, sold a third of its stake in UK peer BT Group on Monday night through a block trade and used another third to back an exchangeable bond in an attempt to “take a balanced approach when reducing its exposure”, a banker on the deal said.

    • 20 Jun 2017
  • Deutsche Telekom cleans up Scout24 in €340m block

    Deutsche Telekom and a group of shareholders in Scout24, the digital classified advertising group, are in the market this evening to sell a possible €341.4m stake.

    • 20 Jun 2017
  • First Wizz Air block clears at 4.3% below the close

    On Wednesday evening, Indigo Partners, the private equity group, came to market to offload its entire 18.7% stake in Wizz Air Holdings, the London-listed Hungarian low-cost airline, through an accelerated bookbuild that was covered inside an hour.

    • 15 Jun 2017
  • BNP Paribas, Société Générale sell 6.3% of Euronext

    BNP Paribas and Société Générale sold a chunk of their holding in Euronext, the European stock exchange operator, through an accelerated bookbuild on Tuesday night.

    • 14 Jun 2017

ABBs/Block Trades news archive

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 09 Jun 2017
1 Citi 206,449.53 755 8.84%
2 JPMorgan 192,919.68 823 8.26%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 175,174.46 602 7.50%
4 Barclays 144,195.77 526 6.17%
5 Goldman Sachs 139,497.22 445 5.97%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 20 Jun 2017
1 Deutsche Bank 23,530.61 67 7.96%
2 HSBC 20,994.25 74 7.11%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 20,490.14 49 6.93%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 15,076.29 72 5.10%
5 BNP Paribas 14,834.05 81 5.02%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 20 Jun 2017
1 JPMorgan 10,673.78 46 8.06%
2 Citi 9,632.20 60 7.28%
3 Goldman Sachs 9,310.79 46 7.03%
4 UBS 9,230.61 36 6.97%
5 Morgan Stanley 8,508.94 46 6.43%