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Monday, 11 December 2017

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  • Cadence banks on veterans

    Equities | 13 April 2017

    Well-connected regional bank Cadence Bancorporation made a solid debut on Thursday after achieving mid-range pricing on its US$150m IPO, this year’s first new issue out of the resurgent banking sector.

  • Azul

    Azul upsizes IPO amid strong demand

    Ticker | 11 April 2017

    Brazilian discount airline Azul raised US$571m on its IPO, representing a nearly 20% upsize on the base deal, sources told IFR.

  • Obama signs JOBS Act

    JOBS Act chalks up mixed success

    Top News | 07 April 2017

    Capital markets practitioners are prodding US policymakers to do more to encourage companies to go public and build on the qualified success of the JOBS Act passed in 2012.

  • Okta ups IPO range amid strong demand

    Ticker | 05 April 2017

    Identity cloud software provider Okta upped the price range on its IPO on Wednesday in response to overwhelming demand from investors.

  • Elevate Credit logo

    Elevate lowers sights with fresh IPO

    Top News | 31 March 2017

    Lender seeks to overcome stumbles

  • Friends of Apollo cash in US$1.3bn from Athene sale

    Equities | 31 March 2017

    Athene Holding tested the meaning of an IPO lock-up as shareholders sold just 110 days following the float last December. The sale is all the more remarkable as shareholders in the Apollo-controlled fixed annuities provider had agreed to staggered lock-ups lasting two years.

  • Elevate cuts valuation in fresh IPO pitch

    Ticker | 28 March 2017

    Non-prime online lender Elevate Credit is having another stab at going public, just over a year after jitters in the industry and a stock market correction foiled its first attempt.

  • Market turn presents ECM challenges

    Equities | 24 March 2017

    Tuesday’s US stock market sell-off, the biggest fall in the major averages so far in 2017, gave ECM syndicate desks and investors reason for pause and cast a cloud over the near-term deal pipeline.

  • Alteryx secures top-end pricing

    Equities | 24 March 2017

    Alteryx drew more than 20 times subscription for its US$126m IPO last week, with the overflowing demand ensuring the self-service data analytics software company made a solid NYSE debut on Friday.

  • Keysight secures US$400m for Ixia buy

    Equities | 24 March 2017

    Keysight Technologies defied a sharp market decline last week to price a US$400m stock sale, the company’s first visit to equity capital markets since being spun off from Agilent Technologies in 2014.