IFLR1000 Deals of the Month are a selection of complex, innovative or uncommon transactions (for the market concerned) from around the world that closed or were announced in the relevant month.

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i-CABLE HK$660 million rights issue and convertible bond issue

First rights issue in Hong Kong featuring compensatory arrangements since recent amendments to the main board listing rules.


Baltics and Nordics

Airbaltic €200 million 6.75% bond issue

Largest corporate bond issued by a Latvian business and the first eurobond issue by an airline based in Central and Eastern Europe.


Latin America

Trident Energy acquisition of Pampo and Enchova oil fields

The first RBL facility provided to Brazil’s upstream oil and gas sector was partially used to finance this acquisition.


North America

IBM $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat

Largest software M&A deal ever and third largest tech company acquisition in history.


South East Asia

FWD Group $3 billion acquisition of SCB Life Assurance

Largest insurance M&A deal in South East Asia ever. 


Western Europe

Banca Popolare di Bari €3 billion SME loan portfolio synthetic securitisation

The first time an Italian bank with a standard credit risk model used a synthetic securitisation to strengthen its capital base.


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