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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Cofinimmo’s €155.2m rights issue ended 80.41% subscribed, but there was no lack of interest in the rump placing that was completed at the spot price.
Shareholders today backed both Astaldi’s planned €300m rights issue and the concurrent acquisition of an 18% stake in the Italian construction company by Japan’s IHI.
Soitec raised €150m on Thursday through a five-year convertible bond issue, becoming one of just a handful of lower rated companies to have visited the EMEA equity-linked market this year.