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Thursday, 19 October 2017

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  • Redfin glides through IPO waters

    Equities | 28 July 2017

    Online real estate broker Redfin restored market enthusiasm for IPOs styled as unicorns and disruptors by delivering a strong debut on Friday.

  • Floor & Decor Holdings CEO Taylor looks on as traders and bankers set a price for his company's opening...

    Floor & Decor add-on exploits new SEC rules

    Top News | 21 July 2017

    Floor & Decor, the best-performing US IPO of 2017, became the first company to take advantage of new SEC rules allowing recent IPOs to file confidentially for follow-on stock sales, in an early sign that capital markets are embracing the securities regulator’s push to spur new issues.

  • Crown Castle secures US$5bn for Lightower purchase

    Structured Equity | 21 July 2017

    Telecoms infrastructure REIT Crown Castle International moved to derisk its US$7.1bn acquisition of privately held fibre provider Lightower by funding the bulk of the deal with a dual-tranche US$5bn equity/equity-linked financing.

  • M&A delays ECM summer slowdown

    Equities | 21 July 2017

    US equity capital markets capped off an auspicious week as several strong debuts and large follow-ons buoyed the mood of syndicate desks.

  • Redfin brings latest 'disruptor' IPO

    Equities | 21 July 2017

    Online real estate broker Redfin may have its work cut out to ensure its US$129.2m IPO avoids the early pain of other disruptor/unicorn IPOs, though it could hardly fare worse than meal kit operator Blue Apron last month.

  • YogaWorks puts investors in tough position

    Equities | 14 July 2017

    As a consolidator of yoga studios, YogaWorks offers IPO investors something different from the bulk of new issues they have seen in recent years. But with an uneven set of financials and the poor performance of growth IPOs of late, the deal might prove too much of a stretch for some.

  • Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton

    Confidential filing extended to all US IPOs

    Top News | 07 July 2017

    Freshly installed US SEC chairman Jay Clayton wasted no time making an impact on the capital markets by extending the right to confidentially file IPO documents to all companies.

  • Government property REIT stumbles on M&A, stock sale

    Equities | 30 June 2017

    Government Properties Income Trust tested the limits of investor demand for REIT paper on Wednesday when it raised US$462m in equity to help fund its US$1.4bn purchase of fellow publicly-traded REIT First Potomac Realty Trust.

  • Meal ingredients

    Blue Apron IPO shrugs off Amazon threat

    Top News | 23 June 2017

    Blue Apron, the dominant player in the fast-growing US home meal-kit market, is forging ahead with a US$510m NYSE IPO even as it faces the prospect of intensified competition in the wake of Amazon’s US$13.7bn purchase of premium grocer Whole Foods Market.

  • Altice USA raises US$1.9bn in year's second biggest US IPO

    Equities | 23 June 2017

    French billionaire Patrick Drahi’s Altice USA may be about to give more than lip-service to the sentiment that going public is not the end but just the beginning, in the wake of a robust outcome to Thursday’s US$1.9bn NYSE IPO.