Author : Design Tepo

The Victoria Effect – Germany Inc.’s confidence in the UK market remains robust

Capstan advised on a cross-border acquisition by smart building technology specialist GIRA on their acquisition of Wandsworth Group, a manufacturer of switch ranges and emergency call systems for healthcare. As UK-German trade appears to falter burgeoning UK-inbound M&A activity looks to buck this trend, according to the Department for International Trade. Since 2017 foreign direct investment in […]

Leaders agreed on the common challenge of a sustainable economic recovery

We took important notes at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. The gathering took place from 22-26 May 2022 as the first global in-person leadership event since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics on the agenda of history at a turning point included rebuilding global cooperation; economic rebalancing; society, equity, and […]

Social Bonds – do they stand up to the latest ESG investor requirements?

Capstan advised GEWOBAG on their inaugural €500m Social Bond issue lead-managed by JPMorgan, ING and UniCredit. Social Bonds are basically any type of fixed income bond instrument where issuance proceeds will be exclusively applied to finance or re-finance new and/or existing eligible social projects. They are aligned with the four core components of the Social […]

Multinationals are leading the consolidation play in the technical facility management sector

Engie was advised by Capstan Capital’s Swiss team on add-on acquisitions. Engie, France’s second largest utility company offering perhaps the most advanced range of industrial sustainable and renewable energy products in the country is also a significant consolidation force in the technical facility management (TFM) sector. Developing the most advanced capabilities in TFM seems only […]

Logistics groups use windfall profits from container services to diversify

Capstan Capital advised numerous logistics and shipping groups on financing and M&A transactions aimed at diversifying their business models. The consequences of the pandemic have significantly slowed down the global “conveyor belt” of container transport. This slowdown has effectively reduced available container capacity in finely tuned and highly sensitive global supply chains, which triggered an […]

Cooperative Bank of Drama (Greece) completes successful capital increase

ΑΥΞΗΣΗ ΤΟΥ ΜΕΤΟΧΙΚΟΥ ΚΕΦΑΛΑΙΟΥ ΤΗΣ ΣΥΝΕΤΑΙΡΙΣΤΙΚΗΣ ΤΡΑΠΕΖΑΣ ΔΡΑΜΑΣ ΜΕ ΚΑΤΑΒΟΛΗ ΜΕΤΡΗΤΩΝ The transaction was co-advised by Emmanouil Skourtis in Athens, who subsequently joined the board of Bank of Drama. Emmanouil, who is also an Associate Partner at London based Capstan Capital, highlighted the notable participation of foreign investors in the raise, which demonstrates resurgent international […]