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Financial services 2010 (2)

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Award levelHighly commended
InnovationPre-pack sauvegarde process for French company Technicolour
Originality7
Rationale7
Impact6
Total20
DescriptionThe first big debt equitisation through France’s sauvegarde borrower protection procedure featured unique complications. Credit default swaps required the firm to use ISDA’s “small bang” auction approach for the first time

Financial services 2010

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Award levelStand-out
InnovationRestructuring of McCarthy & Stone
Originality8
Rationale7
Impact7
Total22
DescriptionFirst leveraged buy-out restructuring to combine a scheme of arrangement with a pre-pack administrative sale. Helped make dealing with a large number of banks significantly more efficient