Tuesday, 12 December 2017

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  • Yum Brands corporate headquarters

    Corvex slices US$800m Yum stake

    Top News | 24 February 2017

    Activist hedge fund Corvex Management sold more than half its stake in restaurant group Yum Brands in a nearly US$800m block trade last week, the latest in a flurry of sizeable stock sales using the unregistered format.

  • Blackstone sells Performance

    Equities | 24 February 2017

    Another block out of Blackstone-backed food distributor Performance Food always loomed high on the list of deals expected by those that play the ECM calendar.

  • MuleSoft leads software IPO revival

    Equities | 24 February 2017

    In a sign that the tech IPO pipeline (specifically enterprise software deals) could blossom post-Snap, integration software maker MuleSoft filed on February 17 for a US$100m IPO.

  • Butterfield's ECM return sails smoothly

    Equities | 24 February 2017

    With financials in favour this year, Bermuda-based Bank of NT Butterfield & Son, a strongly performing 2016 IPO, made short work in pricing a US$303.4m first-time follow-on last week.

  • US IPO market looks for 'Snap' back

    Equities | 24 February 2017

    There’s only really one word that matters in US ECM this week: Snap.

  • Trade Desk revives ad tech theme

    Equities | 24 February 2017

    Trade Desk, the ad-buying platform whose stock price has doubled since its September IPO, has so far defied the market’s long-held aversion to advertising technology companies.

  • IPO of Snapchat company oversubscribed

    Top News | 24 February 2017

    Next week’s planned US$3.2bn IPO of Snap Inc, maker of the popular Snapchat app, is oversubscribed, market sources told IFR on Friday.

  • Corvex slices Yum stake in US$800m trade

    Ticker | 22 February 2017

    Keith Meister’s activist hedge fund Corvex Management sold more than half its stake in restaurant group Yum Brands in a nearly US$800m unregistered block trade overnight Tuesday, market sources told IFR.

  • The Alcoa Aluminium plant in Alcoa, Tennessee

    Arconic chops Alcoa stake via jumbo block

    Top News | 17 February 2017

    Arconic sold a US$893.1m stake in aluminium producer Alcoa via one of the largest unregistered block trades of recent years, capitalising on the latter’s share price surge since last year’s separation of the two companies.

  • Snapchat

    Snap faces sceptics as roadshow begins

    Top News | 17 February 2017

    Snap is hoping its raw growth, monetisation potential and the vision of founder Evan Spiegel will overcome a long list of investor concerns as it seeks to price one of the most aggressively positioned high-profile IPOs in recent memory.