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Monday, 28 May 2018

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    GreenSky stutters on Nasdaq debut

    Top News | 25 May 2018

    A late deal upsizing, split market views on the fintech sector, and tougher market conditions later in the week translated into a flat Nasdaq debut for point-of-sale lending platform GreenSky.

  • JP Morgan scores big on blocks

    Equities | 25 May 2018

    JP Morgan flexed its balance sheet muscle by scoring sole books mandates on two block trades despite having no past underwriting association with the companies.

  • Bank insiders cash in on sector strength

    Equities | 25 May 2018

    Small US banks priced a string of secondary offerings in the past week, allowing insiders to capitalise on sector tailwinds including regulatory relief, M&A activity and investors’ eagerness to position themselves for rising interest rates.

  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters in Silver Spring

    IQVIA bails out buyers by cancelling US$1bn block

    Top News | 18 May 2018

    Morgan Stanley and its buyside clients won a stunning reprieve late on Thursday when sponsor-backed contract research company IQVIA and selling shareholders agreed to unwind a US$1.02bn block trade.

  • GreenSky brings US$750m-plus fintech IPO

    Equities | 18 May 2018

    The US tech IPO market may be entering a new phase as several fintech deals prepare to be priced in the coming week.

  • Taser maker makes rare ECM outing with US$227m stock sale

    Equities | 18 May 2018

    Axon Enterprise founder Rick Smith has been shot seven times by a taser. He insists it is “pretty safe”.

  • Pluralsight breezes through IPO test

    Equities | 18 May 2018

    Skills learning platform Pluralsight added its name to an elite group of hot software debutantes this year, upping its IPO asking price by as much as 50% through its marketing period and jumping by one-third in its first session amid heavy demand for the shares.

  • A banner for AXA Equitable Holdings hangs on the facade of the NYSE during the company's IPO

    AXA's US IPO falls short of expectations

    Top News | 11 May 2018

    Share price weakness across the life insurance sector and investor caution forced France’s AXA to take a 20%-plus price haircut on the NYSE IPO of its US life insurance and investment management unit AXA Equitable.

  • PPL solves funding needs with US$1.5bn forward equity sale

    Equities | 11 May 2018

    Pennsylvania-based utility PPL reaped the benefits of “ripping the band-aid off”, immediately solving its equity funding needs via a US$1.5bn overnight stock sale.

  • AXA

    AXA Equitable IPO takes price haircut, raises US$2.75bn

    Ticker | 09 May 2018

    France’s AXA SA was forced to cut its price expectations for the NYSE IPO of US life insurance arm AXA Equitable, raising US$2.75bn or about 20% less than it was seeking.

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