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Friday, 20 October 2017

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  • Tesla Motors' mass-market Model 3 electric car

    Tesla recharges balance sheet with US$1.2bn raise

    Top News | 17 March 2017

    Elon Musk’s Tesla tapped the robust US convertible bond market last week for the bulk of its US$1.2bn capital raise, less than many envisaged but enough for the electric carmaker to fund capex to support production of its Model 3 sedan.

  • Logo of Irish packaging firm Ardagh

    Ardagh brings long-awaited IPO

    Top News | 10 March 2017

    Ardagh hopes its strong and steady cashflows, proven access to capital markets and M&A track record will mark it out from rivals when it prices a US$324m NYSE IPO this week.

  • MuleSoft revives software IPO market

    Equities | 10 March 2017

    MuleSoft, a VC-backed software provider that helps companies connect applications, became the first tech IPO to launch in the wake of Snap’s March 2 debut, unveiling plans last Monday to raise US$182m.

  • Equinix funds M&A with US$1.9bn stock sale

    Equities | 10 March 2017

    Data centre owner and operator Equinix priced the biggest US follow-on stock offering so far this year, an upsized US$1.9bn equity raising that helps fund its previously announced US$3.6bn purchase of 24 sites in the US and Latin America from Verizon Communications.

  • GEO locks up US$250m from stock sale

    Ticker | 08 March 2017

    Private prisons operator GEO Group raised US$250.5m from an overnight stock sale late Tuesday, taking advantage of the surge in its stock price since the election of President Donald Trump.

  • MuleSoft brings software IPO market to life

    Ticker | 07 March 2017

    MuleSoft, a VC-backed software provider that helps companies connect applications, became the first tech IPO to launch in the wake of last week’s Snap debut, unveiling plans early Monday to raise US$182m.

  • Snap

    Snap raises hackles and pops

    Top News | 03 March 2017

    Snap may have been one of the most expensive IPOs ever – it sold shares at a valuation close to 50 times 2016 revenues despite never making a profit – but that didn’t stop investors from steaming into the high-profile US$3.4bn stock offering last week.

  • Presidio IPO looks to repeat CDW's success

    Equities | 03 March 2017

    Investors have a clear precedent to consider when they assess Presidio, the Apollo Global Management-backed IT hardware and services provider that last week launched its US$266.7m IPO.

  • Extra marketing pays off for Trade Desk

    Equities | 03 March 2017

    The Trade Desk last week completed one of the most successful first-time follow-ons in recent memory, with the company’s first stock sale since last September’s US$96.6m IPO pricing at US$18 a share.

  • Snap prices at US$17, to debut Thursday

    Ticker | 01 March 2017

    Snap, the instant messaging/camera app company, set its IPO at US$17 a share or US$1 above the US$14-$16 marketing range, overcoming widespread doubts to draw heavy oversubscription.