Saturday, 22 September 2018

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  • IPO

    Biotechs prepare to rush early '18 IPO market

    Ticker | 02 January 2018

    A trio of US biotech IPOs joined the early 2018 deal calendar Friday, another sign the sector could start the new year where it left off as one of the most consistent sources of new equity issuance.

  • Menlo scratches IPO itch with US$98m filing

    Ticker | 28 December 2017

    Menlo Therapeutics, a late-stage biotech targeting itchy skin and chronic cough conditions, filed publicly Thursday for a US$98m Nasdaq IPO that could launch early next year.

  • Gates joins sponsor IPO pack for early 2018

    Ticker | 28 December 2017

    Gates Industrial, a Blackstone-backed maker of power transmission and fluid power products for auto and industrial markets, added itself to the expanding ranks of sponsor-backed companies that could make an early 2018 debut.

  • Slot machine maker plots early 2018 IPO

    Ticker | 28 December 2017

    PlayAGS, a supplier of electronic gaming machines, filed publicly Tuesday for a US$100m NYSE IPO that could price early in the new year.

  • Scottrade founder dumps US$1.4bn TD Ameritrade stake

    Equities | 15 December 2017

    Goldman Sachs made a late run for bragging rights as the most active US ECM underwriter of 2017 when it offloaded a US$1.42bn stake in online brokerage firm TD Ameritrade overnight on Tuesday.

  • Lutnick's Newmark more than halves IPO

    Equities | 15 December 2017

    The US new-issue market closed the year with a whimper as investors that were laser-focused on protecting their investment returns all but ignored the last deal of size for 2017: the IPO of commercial real estate agency Newmark.

  • Corporate Issuer: Becton Dickinson

    Corporate Issuer: Becton Dickinson

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    Becton Dickinson caught most market participants by surprise as it announced its multi-billion acquisition of CR Bard. For carefully managing investor expectations in the face of a downgrade to junk while successfully tapping the loan, bond and equity markets, Becton Dickinson is IFR’s Corporate Issuer of the Year.

  • North America IPO: Athene’s US$1.2bn IPO

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    Complexity and the insurance sector go hand-in-hand. The US$1.2bn IPO in early December 2016 of Apollo Global Management-backed annuities/retirement services provider Athene was no exception, but the company and its underwriters were able to navigate complications that went beyond mere actuarial matters.

  • Newmark IPO seeks US$660m at premium to peers

    Equities | 08 December 2017

    Commercial real estate agency Newmark is hoping its record of strong growth and high margins will allow it to command a premium to peers when it prices a US$660m Nasdaq IPO on Thursday.

  • US: CURO launches US$106.7m IPO amid CFPB battle

    Equities | 01 December 2017

    The political battle over control of the US’s consumer finance watchdog could have a bearing on the success of the US$106.7m IPO of CURO Group (also known as Speedy Cash), scheduled to price post-close Wednesday, December 6.