Monday, 16 July 2018

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  • A banner for AXA Equitable Holdings hangs on the facade of the NYSE during the company's IPO

    AXA's US IPO falls short of expectations

    Top News | 11 May 2018

    Share price weakness across the life insurance sector and investor caution forced France’s AXA to take a 20%-plus price haircut on the NYSE IPO of its US life insurance and investment management unit AXA Equitable.

  • PPL solves funding needs with US$1.5bn forward equity sale

    Equities | 11 May 2018

    Pennsylvania-based utility PPL reaped the benefits of “ripping the band-aid off”, immediately solving its equity funding needs via a US$1.5bn overnight stock sale.

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    AXA Equitable IPO takes price haircut, raises US$2.75bn

    Ticker | 09 May 2018

    France’s AXA SA was forced to cut its price expectations for the NYSE IPO of US life insurance arm AXA Equitable, raising US$2.75bn or about 20% less than it was seeking.

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    AXA Equitable faces push-back on US IPO

    Ticker | 08 May 2018

    Life insurer AXA Equitable’s US$3.5bn-plus NYSE IPO is facing headwinds ahead of pricing tomorrow night as investors shy away from a sector that has struggled in recent times.

  • US: Demand runs high for Carbon Black IPO

    Equities | 04 May 2018

    Investors scrambled to get a piece of the US$152m IPO of fast-growing endpoint security software company Carbon Black, but underwriters still showed a little restraint when it came to pricing the deal.

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    AXA brings US$5bn IPO of US unit to life

    Top News | 27 April 2018

    French insurer AXA could collect more than US$5bn from next month’s IPO of its US life and asset management arm, AXA Equitable, and is hoping a relatively undemanding valuation will spur investor demand for the shares.

  • DocuSign makes signature debut

    Equities | 27 April 2018

    DocuSign’s long and winding road to public markets came to a successful conclusion on Friday when the e-signature software company rallied on debut after drawing heavy demand for its US$629m IPO.

  • Ceridian heads for the cloud with US$462m IPO

    Equities | 27 April 2018

    Human resources software company Ceridian HCM, which sells a fast-growing cloud software platform called Dayforce, surged 41.9% in its debut session, underscoring the exalted status of cloud software IPOs in the minds of investors.

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    AXA poised to launch US$4bn IPO of US arm

    Ticker | 20 April 2018

    French insurer AXA plans to launch a US$4bn NYSE IPO of its US-based life insurance and wealth management unit AXA Equitable as soon as late next week, according to bankers.

  • A balloon flies behind clouds

    US$560m DocuSign deal heads tech IPO queue

    Top News | 20 April 2018

    E-signature company DocuSign last week launched a US$560m IPO that joins a robust calendar of US cloud computing deals seeking to exploit hefty valuations in the sector.