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Saturday, 22 September 2018

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  • 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.

  • Cyber crime

    ForeScout takes steep discount on first follow-on

    Ticker | 21 March 2018

    Network security firm ForeScout Technologies was forced to take a heavy discount on a US$127.9m follow-on stock sale, its first since its IPO last October.

  • 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.

  • MuleSoft IPO buoys software valuations

    Equities | 17 March 2017

    Application network software maker MuleSoft recalled the heyday of soaring software valuations in 2013-2014 by lifting its IPO marketing range, pricing above this range, and soaring on its NYSE debut on Friday.

  • Dropbox

    Orders pile up for Dropbox IPO

    Ticker | 19 March 2018

    Dropbox’s up to US$648m Nasdaq IPO appears headed for a strong outcome and is well oversubscribed ahead of pricing Thursday night, according to several ECM bankers.

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    'Strong demand' for Dropbox IPO

    Top News | 16 March 2018

    Dropbox is set to price its widely-expected US$648m Nasdaq IPO this week, buoyed by a surge in tech valuations this year and a US$100m investment from Salesforce.

  • Thermo Fisher preps for US$2bn stock sale

    Equities | 19 May 2017

    Laboratory products and services supplier Thermo Fisher Scientific revealed last week it would raise US$2bn of equity (plus US$2bn of debt) to help finance its US$5.2bn acquisition of contract drug maker and 2016 IPO Patheon. The fundraising continues the flow of healthcare M&A driving mega equity financings, fresh from Becton Dickinson’s US$4.5bn equity/equity-linked financing earlier this month.

  • Workday's US$1.55bn takeover scotches Adaptive IPO

    Equities | 15 June 2018

    Human resources software provider Workday swooped in to acquire Adaptive Insights for US$1.55bn on Monday, snapping up the business planning software company just three days before it was poised to price a US$123m IPO.

  • 2004: Google’s US$1.67bn auction IPO: listing of a tech colossus

    All Special Reports | 06 August 2013

    When algorithms meet ECM - Google’s decision to opt for a rarely used modified or “dirty” Dutch auction to complete its US$1.67bn IPO in 2004 was far from an unreserved success but the idea retains a place, if a rarely accessed one, in the ECM toolkit.

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