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  • PagSegura sets bullish tone with US$2.3bn LatAm-to-US IPO

    Equities | 26 January 2018

    The US$2.26bn IPO of Brazilian payments provider PagSeguro Digital - Portuguese for “secure payment” - proved a solid choice as the first LatAm-to-US IPO of 2018.

  • Solid soars despite disclosure snafu

    Equities | 26 January 2018

    An embarrassing disclosure snafu proved no obstacle to the ambitions of muscle-wasting drug developer Solid Biosciences, which made a bright debut on Friday despite delaying its IPO by a day and lowering its pricing sights late in the process.

  • The SEC is likely to introduce new rules to restrict the way high-speed trading firms operate

    IPO aspirants prepare for SEC shutdown with early filings

    Ticker | 22 January 2018

    Several companies seeking to go public this week moved Friday to eliminate the risk of a US government shutdown and its impact on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s ability to process their filings.

  • A security sign for ADT

    Apollo falls short with US$1.47bn ADT IPO

    Top News | 19 January 2018

    Apollo Global Management has a reputation for squeezing out top dollar from the listing of its portfolio companies, but investors proved unwilling to pay up for its latest effort, the US$1.47bn NYSE IPO of home security provider ADT. The IPO was priced well below range and slumped on its debut.

  • Apollo-backed gaming machine maker brings US$184.5m IPO

    Equities | 19 January 2018

    Electronic gaming machine maker PlayAGS (or AGS as it prefers to call itself) believes its high levels of recurring revenue, high margins and global expansion opportunities will appeal to investors when it looks to price its US$184.5m NYSE IPO on Thursday, January 25.

  • Brazil

    PagSeguro eyes New York with US$1.9bn IPO

    Top News | 12 January 2018

    The first LatAm-to-US IPO of the year is a big one with PagSeguro Digital’s float expected to raise US$1.9bn.

  • Gates unlocks US$808.5m IPO

    Equities | 12 January 2018

    Blackstone-backed power transmission and fluid power products maker Gates Industrial became the latest sponsor-backed company to bring an early 2018 IPO, setting terms early on Friday for a deal that could raise as much as US$808.5m.

  • Advantage postpones US$110m IPO

    Equities | 05 January 2018

    Advantage Insurance, a life insurer based in Puerto Rico, postponed its US$110m NYSE IPO late on December 19 after struggling to find a receptive audience in the final sessions of 2017.

  • The Sempra Energy building is pictured in San Diego

    Sempra locks in US$4bn M&A financing

    Top News | 05 January 2018

    Sempra Energy overcame pressure on its stock price and credit ratings to price a US$4bn concurrent equity and equity-linked financing that will help bankroll its pending US$9.45bn acquisition of regulated Texas power utility Oncor.

  • Spotify logo from company website

    Bankers eye Spotify's non-IPO warily

    Top News | 05 January 2018

    Confirmation that music streaming service Spotify has confidentially filed a 20F application for a direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange has triggered much discussion of the Swedish company’s decision to shun an initial public offering.