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  • Trafigura causes a stir with debut Schuldschein

    Trafigura causes a stir with debut Schuldschein

    One of the world’s largest commodity traders, Trafigura, has launched a Schuldschein which, due to its credit profile and intended yield, is a clear outlier. While some see the borrower as too risky for this market, others see it as a sign of the Schuldschein's growing ambition.

  • Hamburg Airport fails to land Schuldschein

    Hamburg Airport fails to land Schuldschein

    Hamburg Airport has pulled a Schuldschein transaction with an initial target of €100m, according to several market sources, due to a lack of interest from investors.

  • People news in brief

    People news in brief

    Natixis promotes DCM bankers — Powell quits IFAD job — NatWest Markets makes Peberdy, Donaldson and Manwaring's positions permanent

  • Arbour joins ICG from Palamon Capital

    Arbour joins ICG from Palamon Capital

    Intermediate Capital Group, the UK alternative asset manager, has hired Philippe Arbour from Palamon Capital Partner to help further develop its Senior Debt Partners strategy.

  • Investec launches debut direct lending fund

    Investec launches debut direct lending fund

    Investec has announced the first close of an inaugural direct lending fund targeting Western Europe’s small cap companies, which Investec believes are underserved by banks and other lenders.

  • Traton debuts as Schuldschein opens with a bang

    Traton debuts as Schuldschein opens with a bang

    Traton, the Volkswagen subsidiary which makes MAN, Scania and VW commercial vehicles, on Monday launched a sustainability-linked Schuldscheine with a minimum target of €400m. The first SSD deal of the year, Traton’s target size is a good indication the market is looking to make up ground it lost last year.

  • Tikehau hires new COO for private debt business

    Tikehau hires new COO for private debt business

    Alternative asset manager Tikehau Capital has hired a new chief operating officer for its private debt strategy, who will also be responsible for private debt investments in France.

  • Lower Euribor floors could lure international crowd back to Schuldscheine

    Lower Euribor floors could lure international crowd back to Schuldscheine

    Several prominent Schuldschein arrangers believe the market must stop setting Euribor floors at 0% this year if it is to lure international borrowers back from the bond markets. If SSD arrangers can persuade investors to settle for lower minimums, corporate treasurers may find the SSD market a compelling alternative to bond markets once more, writes Silas Brown.

  • Crédit Agricole names new global head of MTNs

    Crédit Agricole names new global head of MTNs

    Toby Croasdell has been appointed global head of MTNs, private placements and commercial paper at Crédit Agricole, following the promotion of previous head Benjamin Lamberg last month.

  • PP buyers yearn for early movers

    PP buyers yearn for early movers

    The US private placement market rarely gets going until after its main conference in Miami in January, typically restricting deal flow to February. Restrictions on travel mean the event is on ice until September, offering a rare opportunity for early movers. But many in the market still do not see a strong pipeline of deals.

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