Owen Wild is Deputy Editor of International Financing Review based in London and also has global responsibility for equity capital markets coverage. Prior to 2010 he was associate editor for equities and structured equity. Owen joined IFR in 2004 as a reporter and has since worked across Equities, Structured Equity and Derivatives sections as both reporter and editor. Before joining IFR, Owen covered foreign exchange markets. Follow Owen on Twitter @IFR_Owen
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European IPOs are coming thick and fast, with investors and syndicate desks trying to juggle them all in one of the busiest periods for ECM in recent memory.
HelloFresh’s IPO barely got going in late 2015 with the meal kit company quietly shelving the float after pre-marketing showed the €2.6bn valuation achieved on the previous funding round was pie in the sky.
The US special purpose acquisition company market is so hot that it may be a surprise that there continues to be a steady stream of UK issuance, but the flexibility the UK version offers to issuers keeps them coming.