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 […]