Anthony Hughes is senior reporter, equities, for IFR where he covers developments in US equity capital markets. He previously worked as a financial reporter and columnist for the Australian Financial Review and, prior to that, as investment editor at the Sydney Morning Herald.
Boot Barn, a California-based retailer of western and work-related footwear, apparel and accessories, is preparing for an US$86.3m IPO later this year that will allow sponsors to begin monetising their investment and capitalises on the company’s strong same-store sales growth.
Two years after failing to price its IPO, concept restaurant chain Dave & Buster’s Entertainment on Monday launched a fresh effort to go public at a valuation nearly twice that of the earlier attempt.
Investment company Israel Corp took advantage of a forward sale and collar derivatives arrangement to maintain some additional upside exposure to Israel Chemicals (ICL), the fertiliser division it brought to the NYSE last week through a US$421.4m secondary stock sale.