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Friday, 17 August 2018

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  • Amalgamated IPO brings social conscience to Wall Street

    Equities | 10 August 2018

    Wall Street and social justice have not always fit comfortably in the same sentence, but times are changing.

  • GrafTech galvanises support for latest Brookfield sale

    Equities | 10 August 2018

    Canadian asset manager Brookfield Asset Management wasted no time in reaping another cash bonanza from its investment in GrafTech International, collecting nearly US$700m from a secondary stock sale and concurrent buyback of GrafTech shares less than four months after the graphite electrode maker went public.

  • Focus Financial zeroes in on US$630m IPO

    Equities | 20 July 2018

    Barely a year after buying the business, the Stone Point/KKR & Co-led investor group behind Focus Financial Partners is moving ahead with a US$630m-plus IPO of the consolidator of independent financial planning firms.

  • The Sempra Energy building is pictured in San Diego

    Sempra raises US$1.6bn in Oncor encore

    Top News | 13 July 2018

    US regulated utility Sempra Energy forged ahead with the second and final leg of the equity financing for its US$9.45bn acquisition of Texas-based power distribution company Oncor, raising US$1.6bn in a dual-tranche equity/equity-linked offering even as it battles activists pushing for a wider overhaul of the company.

  • Bloom brings long-awaited US$270m IPO

    Equities | 13 July 2018

    Fuel cell power company Bloom Energy admits making sense of its prior year numbers is a challenge for investors as it seeks to price a NYSE IPO raising up to US$270m.

  • Dell

    Discount lingers after Dell's US$22bn buyout

    Top News | 06 July 2018

    Privately held IT company Dell Technologies will simplify its corporate structure and secure an NYSE listing by buying out its VMware tracking stock in a US$21.7bn cash-and-stock deal, though doubts linger as to whether investors will back the deal.

  • US bankers ready for big second half

    Equities | 06 July 2018

    Bankers see no slowing in the pace of US IPO activity in the second half as strong aftermarket performance and solid investor demand encourage issuers to bring forward their listing plans.

  • GE charts way for leaner business

    GE charts way for leaner business

    Top News | 29 June 2018

    General Electric’s plan to spin off its healthcare business and divest its stake in oil services firm Baker Hughes will reduce debt and free up cash – but investors and analysts are still scrambling to understand the implications.

  • Domo sidesteps critics but makes unconvincing debut

    Equities | 29 June 2018

    Data software provider Domo priced the last and maybe the most controversial IPO of the first half, overcoming a litany of criticism to raise US$193.2m from investors.

  • Domo to test investors' software IPO obsession

    Equities | 22 June 2018

    Domo is hoping a conservative valuation will overcome any reservations about its cash burn and corporate governance as it looks to price the latest software IPO after the close on Thursday.

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