Lisbon Newsbits

First NYSE Euronext Awards

The first edition of the NYSE Euronext Awards was organized on 26 January in Lisbon to celebrate the 2011 best performers on the Portuguese capital market. Categories for the awards included the best listed company, structured products issuer, broker, investment house, lawyer and promotional activities. Many Portuguese financial community players attended the event at Champalimaud Center and had high praise for the organization. Media coverage was excellent.

Dancers celebrate the history of the Lisbon Stock Exchange during the NYSE Euronext Awards ceremony.

Semapa’s successful bond issue

Semapa issued a 6.85%, 3-year maturity bond in March aimed at retail investors and investors flocked to the offer. After just one week, the initial €150 million was fully subscribed. The company decided to double the offering to €300 million – and again, the issue was oversubscribed with more than 12,000 investors eventually buying Semapa bonds. NYSE Euronext in Lisbon centralized the offering and presented its results during a special ceremony on 28 March.

Semapa’s Board of Directors watches as the Portuguese Economy Secretary of State rings the bell to celebrate the company’s successful bond issue<

PSI 20 index review

As usual, indexes were reviewed in March. This year, Espírito Santo Financial Holding replaced Banif as a PSI 20 constituent. To mark the occasion, NYSE Euronext invited ESFG’s management to a Bell Ceremony on 22 March.

ESFG’s Chairman Ricardo Salgado rings the bell to mark the company’s entry in the PSI 20 index.

One-stop shop for IPO candidates

NYSE Euronext has teamed up with several players to help prospect companies prepare for a listing. The objective is to organize a “one-stop shop” where each prospect can engage with a team including NYSE Euronext, a legal advisor and a financial advisor or listing sponsor to deal with all a company needs to do in order to list on the stock exchange. The initiative also increased the scope of commercial efforts of all parties with a more systematic approach.

Significant capital raises 

  • Banco Santander (€1.9 billion, listed in January)
  • Banco Santander (€45 million, listed in January)
  • Banco Popular (€84 million, listed in February)
  • Banco Popular (€1.2 billion, listed in February)

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