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DCM Highlights: H1 2019

Bond sales continue to slow down Global bond sales continue to show a modest performance in 2019.  The first half of the year has closed with a year-on-year decline in issuance, reaching $3.63tr worth of bonds sold, a 4% lower than the $3.77bn distributed in the first half of 2018.  Deal activity has also slumped, […]

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ECM Highlights: H1 2019

Global Roundup Global ECM issuance in Q2 2019 rebounded to its highest quarterly level over the last four quarters with ECM volume of $190.4bn up 40%, and deal count of 1,416 up 32% from Q1 2019. Q2 2018 is the last quarter to record higher totals for both. Despite this H1 volume still only reached […]

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M&A Highlights: H1 2019

Mega Deal1 Activity Booms Global H1 2019 M&A volume decreased by 8.3% to $2.16tn, compared to $2.36tn in H1 2018. Despite this fall, 40.6% of this year’s global volume has been made up of mega deals, setting a record high in both volume and deal count for H1. Mega deals, so far this year, have […]

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Senior Software Engineer

Duties and Responsibilities Learn business domain inside and outside the project and department Bring existing skills onto the team, adding value Translate and/or create technical requirements to facilitate application code Proactively participate technical discussions and brainstorming sessions Deliver new aspects, solutions and innovations to the platform to enhance quality, maintainability and supportability Act as mentor […]

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Social Media Analyst

About the position The Social Media Manager role is part of the ION’s Corporate Comms organization, reporting to the Head of Digital Marketing. As we scale the digital capabilities across the organization, this role will help build an integrated and consolidated Social Media channels, help build our social media communities online, increase the company reach […]

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US Biotech sector is still going strong in 2019

Biotech (Footnote 1) IPOs in the US surpass 2018 YTD The highly-anticipated Uber IPO might have stolen the spotlight for now, however, the biotech sector is still going strong. Due to the large number of SPAC IPOs the finance industry dominates the US ECM IPO activity this year with a 35% share of IPOs, closely […]

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Australia-listed ECM Slow Down

Rebounding performance not continuous in 2019 Although the S&P/ASX 200 index recently reached above 6,300 point, its highest level since December 2007, there are signs that the Australian primary equity market is slowing down. While 2018 recorded the highest Australia-listed ECM volume in three years , it has since fallen to $4.6bn via 196 deals […]

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DCM Highlights: First Quarter 2019

Bond markets slow down Global DCM  markets started 2019 with moderate performance, as the first quarter of the year saw a 4.4% decrease with respect to the same period in 2018. A total of $1.89tr was sold in Q1 via 5,152 deals (vs. $1.97tr and 6,012 in Q1 2018). Despite a year-on-year decline, the current […]

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M&A Highlights: Q1 2019

EMEA leaves it late and APAC remains quiet; valuations low Q1 2019 started off in style, with Bristol-Myers Squibb announcing a $96.8bn offer for US-based Celgene Corp just three days into the new year. Since then global M&A volume has been somewhat underwhelming. However, a late volume resurgence during the last two weeks of the […]

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Loans Highlights: First Quarter 2019

Global loans in free fall Global syndicated loans volume reached $927.6bn in Q1 2019, plunging by 31.7% from Q1 2018 with activity dwindling from 2,739 to 1,857 deals YoY. Q1 2019 volume, which ranks as one of the worst Q1 since 2012, has seen a slump in both volume and activity across all regions. Volume […]