We are pleased to share LSEG’s Debt Capital Markets (DCM) update for Q3 2020. The update provides an overview of global DCM activity and key highlights from London Stock Exchange, including key DCM transactions and LSEG initiative and engagement with the global
Investor focus on ESG continues to increase – a trend accelerated by the COVID-19 global pandemic. The challenge for issuers is to focus and improve their ESG performance as well as how they communicate and engage with investors.
Our ESG Disclosure Score helps issuers to see where they might improve their most important sector specific ESG metrics and un
China Yangtze Power Co., Ltd (Yangtze Power) is the national business card of China’s expertise in hydropower. Founded in 2002, its four mega hydropower stations situated on the Yangtze river account for nearly 16% of the total hydroelectric power in China. Its installed capacity of 45.495GW, which is set to increase by a further 26.2GW in the near future, makes it the largest hydropower compan
London Stock Exchange held its second annual Debt Capital Market’s Forum on Monday 21 September 2020, organised in partnership with Barclays. More than 140 delegates live-streamed and participated in the event via London Stock Exchange’s dedicated service for digital presentations and events – SPARK LIVE. This edition of our Fixed Income Pu
On 22 November, London Stock Exchange hosted its invitation-only IPO Forum for more than 100 CEOs and CFOs of private companies, where they were able to hear from institutional investors, professional advisers and companies that have been through the IPO process. This short report captures the key themes of the discussion, with important considerations for any company planning an IPO now or in
This year, four of the largest five Middle East and African IPOs have listed solely in London. The flotations of Network International, Airtel Africa, Finablr and Helios Towers highlights London Stock Exchange’s position as the world’s leading cross-border IPO destination.
Throughout the year, the London Stock Exchange team has been discussing growth aspirations with management teams
Six of the top 10 IPOs in London in 2019 have been from international issuers. Over the past 12 months, we have seen listings from the world’s largest Coca-Cola bottler Coca-Cola European Partners, the world’s leading uranium producer Kazatomprom, and Slovenian bank NLB. This year, we are proud to have been able to support small and medium sized businesses such a Kazakh vanadium producer Ferro
London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) welcomed the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China for the listing of China’s Euro-denominated bonds in London. This is the first euro deal issued by China in 15 years and the second Chinese sovereign bond to list in London. The issuance received strong demand from international investors, including from the UK and Europe, and has set an
This year, six of the top 10 IPOS in London have been from international issuers, including four from the Middle East & Africa. This highlights London Stock Exchange’s position as the world’s leading cross-border IPO destination. Throughout the year, the London Stock Exchange team has been discussing growth aspirations with international management teams operating around the world; how an
On 11 October, London Stock Exchange announced the launch of its expanded Sustainable Bond Market (SBM), building upon the success of its existing green bond segments launched in 2015.
The SBM introduces new dedicated segments for social and sustainability bonds, in addition to the existing
London Stock Exchange welcomed Emirate of Abu Dhabi’s third sovereign bond transaction, raising $10bn in three tranches in the largest sovereign transaction on London’s markets in 2019. The deal follows successful issuances from the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in 2016 and 2017. The bond attracted orders of more than $25bn from more than 650 accounts, helping
Our Exchanging Ideas video series features experts from across the wider London Stock Exchange community and has been created to share key insights and topical information with individual investors. Our community of experts includes our own London Stock Exchange staff, the member firms that we work with on a daily basis to ensure effective running of the London markets and guest experts.
London Stock Exchange plc welcomed the 100th bond admitted to its International Security Market (ISM) on 1 August 2019, with ICBC’s £600 million sterling bond.
Since its launch, ISM has admitted bonds from 42 issuers located in 16 countries across 6 continents and has raised £26.5 billion in 13
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), acting through its London branch, successfully issued a three-year GBP 600m bond on London Stock Exchange’s International Securities Market. The issuance is the first ever GBP- denominated public bond offering by a Chinese bank – an important milestone for the sterling bond market and Asian issuers.
With the application date of the new Prospectus Regulation approaching on 21 July 2019, we explore the potential impacts for fixed income issuers and outline some considerations when choosing a listing venue. We explain how London Stock Exchange’s listing and admission options can help ensure the transition between regimes is as smooth as possible for issuers.
Republic of Chile has issued its first two international green bonds on the London Stock Exchange’s International Securities Market. The notes are the first sustainable finance bonds to be issued by a sovereign in the Americas.
A 30-year US Dollar denominated bond was priced on 17 June and raised $1.42 bn, at a yield of 3.53%
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) – the first triple-A rated Multilateral Development Bank (MDB) to have been launched in 25 years - has issued its inaugural bond.
The 5-year $2.5 billion bond attracted orders of over $4.4 billion from over 90 investors across the globe representing 27 countries, including high profile central bank treasury accounts. The success of this
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (the HKSAR Government) has issued its first international green bond.
The 5-year $1bn bond – part of the Government’s HK$100bn Green Bond Programme - attracted orders of over $4 billion from over 100 accounts. With this issuance, the HKSAR
The decision to IPO your business is a profound and important one. Every company will have its own particular reasons for taking this step. Throughout the year, the London Stock Exchange talks with management teams around the world about their growth aspirations and how an IPO can help to deliver these. It is fascinating to hear their stories and their reasons for exploring this option.