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Sunday, 25 February 2018

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  • 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.

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    Drahi maintains momentum with US IPO

    Top News | 16 June 2017

    French/Israeli cable mogul Patrick Drahi is pushing ahead with the US$1.4bn NYSE IPO of Altice USA with the ruthless efficiency for which he has become famous.

  • Apollo Global Management logo

    Athene brings quick-fire secondary

    Top News | 09 June 2017

    Athene, the fixed annuity provider backed by Apollo Global Management, is the envy of the private equity world. The insurer has not only proven to be a solid investment, but is a lucrative source of fees for Apollo as well.

  • Blue Apron cooks up IPO plans

    Equities | 02 June 2017

    Blue Apron, which delivers pre-portioned ingredients and recipes for home-cooked meals, is pushing ahead with an IPO this month that could value the company at more than US$2bn.

  • WideOpenWest fails to wow investors

    Equities | 26 May 2017

    Cable IPOs are rare. Those of so-called “cable overbuilders” or companies that build new cable infrastructure over the top of existing systems are rarer still. The lack of comps for this type of business was just one of the issues that plagued last week’s US$310m IPO of WideOpenWest.

  • Surging Shopify raises US$500.5m

    Equities | 19 May 2017

    A soaring share price accompanied by increased demand for the stock from institutional investors ensured ample support for fast-growing e-commerce platform Shopify’s US$500.5m all-primary stock sale last week.

  • Thermo Fisher preps for US$2bn stock sale

    Equities | 19 May 2017

    Laboratory products and services supplier Thermo Fisher Scientific revealed last week it would raise US$2bn of equity (plus US$2bn of debt) to help finance its US$5.2bn acquisition of contract drug maker and 2016 IPO Patheon. The fundraising continues the flow of healthcare M&A driving mega equity financings, fresh from Becton Dickinson’s US$4.5bn equity/equity-linked financing earlier this month.