New roaming tech solutions might become next big thing in IoT

Fast improving enabling software and eSIMs are shaking up roaming technology and the IoT sector. Capstan is playing a part in shaping this sector and recently advised shareholders of Roamsys on their transformative sale to family office Wieland. Tighter regulations and the arrival of eSIMs have created an opportunity in the IoT space that appears to be growing faster than global telcos can […]

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 […]