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Financial services 2010 (3)

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InnovationFirst French securitisation company for Natixis
Originality7
Rationale5
Impact5
Total17
DescriptionDeveloped a new form of securitisation company. Featured a bespoke form of compartmentalisation, which allowed independence of assets on the acquisition side but a single liability, increasing commercial flexibility

Financial services 2010 (2)

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InnovationFirst investment-grade sukuk (Islamic bond) for a US corporate
Originality6
Rationale6
Impact6
Total18
DescriptionUsed aircraft as underlying assets for a sukuk for the first time in a $500m deal for GE Capital. The firm has subsequently completed another five similar transactions

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InnovationFirst big lender-led restructuring of a private equity holding in continental Europe
Originality8
Rationale7
Impact8
Total23
DescriptionHelped lenders to Monier use a Luxembourg share pledge to enforce the security and take control of the business. Required collaboration between 180 institutions, challenging the presumption they could not enforce