Advisers Nokia’s bond issue


YACINE Amor led the team on Nokia’s bond issue at Bank of America Merill Lynch (BofAML), guiding Europe’s second largest convertible bond deal of this year. Amor has 14 years of investment banking experience and is currently head of equity-linked origination for the EMEA region. Prior to joining BofAML in July 2009, he held a similar position at Deutsche Bank where he was part of a team ranked among the top five in Europe for the past five years.

He recently led the offering for Capital Shopping Centres’ £350m convertible bond, while other major transactions include the €1.25bn (£1bn) exchangeable bond from Aabar Investments into Daimler and the 790m Singapore dollars (£400m) exchangeable for Temasek Holdings into Standard Chartered. In 2009 he helped British Airways secure £350m in convertible bonds.

Amor graduated in Finance from ESCP-EAP Paris and speaks Arabic, French, English and German.

On the Nokia bond issue he worked alongside Arif Vohra, BofAML’s co-head of EMEA corporate finance, as well as Harri Sundvik, a keen marathon runner who holds joint Finnish and British nationality and is currently head of Nordic investment banking.

While BofAML is acting as settlement agent on the Nokia bond issue, joint bookrunners include Deutsche Bank, Barclays and Citigroup.