News

Deal news round-up

Turkish online takeaway company Yemeksepeti has been picked up by market leader Delivery Hero in the sector’s largest deal yet. 

Capital markets - news round-up

London Resort Company Holdings, a subsidiary of Kuwaiti European Holdings Company (KEHC), mandated private bank Kleinwort Benson to oversee £3.2bn-worth of equity and debt fundraising to go towards the construction of London Paramount Entertainment Resort (PER), a “flagship world class entertainment resort project”.

Africa news round-up

Islamic finance has caught the interest of a number of African sovereigns in recent years. But on a local currency level, it has actually been around a while. Standard Bank’s global head of debt primary markets Megan McDonald, shares her insights with EMEA Finance.

Middle East news round-up

Like so many hyped events, the first day of liberalised trading on the Tadawul, Saudi Arabia’s Stock Exchange, was a little bit underwhelming. Many commentators expected foreign investors to be queuing up at the door, waiting for entry into a room full of blue chip shares from previously inaccessible multi-billion-dollar market-cap companies.

CEE & CIS news round-up

Turkey has seen a re-balancing of its political landscape. The economic consequences are more difficult to ascertain. Analysts at BNP Paribas Investment Partners, the asset management arm of the French bank, believe there is likely to be short-term volatility but the long term implications of these results are quite positive.

Securitisation in Europe

As well as having much of the risk drained out of it, the securitisation market is also growing again. Up to the end of May 2015, the volume of securitisation in EMEA was up 68% at US$24.7bn, the most active first quarter since 2007 when it hit US$150bn.

Egypt's capital markets - Plain Sailing So Far

Egypt’s domestic capital markets have been experiencing something of a resurgence, particularly its stock exchange. Listings started to pick up last year when in May Arabian Cement Company (ACC) tested the market with a US$109mn IPO.