- SFM Europe has in recent weeks noted a marked uptick in the number of Spanish financing transactions, including exchangeable debt issuances, coming from both financial and corporate issuers. SFM has been involved in a number of these deals in the capacity of Comisario thanks to its sizeable Spanish presence and experience in structured transactions. Recent deals with SFM involvement include a €600m Caixabank exchangeable bond issuance into Repsol stock and a €250m convertible bond deal from Indra.
- Structured Finance Management (Netherlands) B.V.
This activity appears to come from a renewed focus on Basel III capital ratios and the forthcoming ECB stress test exercise due next year, as well as improved general financing conditions and access to international capital markets for Spanish issuers.
Managing Director of SFM Spain, Jaime Azcona remarked: “SFM’s position in the market gives us a privileged insight into how the pipeline is shaping up. Recent developments point to a more sustained recovery and we are happy that our clients see us as playing a constructive role in that”.