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Saturday, 23 June 2018

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  • Domo to test investors' software IPO obsession

    Equities | 22 June 2018

    Domo is hoping a conservative valuation will overcome any reservations about its cash burn and corporate governance as it looks to price the latest software IPO after the close on Thursday.

  • Workday's US$1.55bn takeover scotches Adaptive IPO

    Equities | 15 June 2018

    Human resources software provider Workday swooped in to acquire Adaptive Insights for US$1.55bn on Monday, snapping up the business planning software company just three days before it was poised to price a US$123m IPO.

  • MetLife exchanges US$1bn debt for Brighthouse stake

    Equities | 15 June 2018

    Underwriters struggled to drum up much excitement for the shares of annuities provider Brighthouse Financial as former parent MetLife made a full exit from the business it spun off last year.

  • IQVIA returns with US$1.2bn sponsor block

    Equities | 15 June 2018

    Contract research organization IQVIA dusted itself down after last month’s embarrassing disclosure snafu by reviving a US$1.2bn registered block sell-down by its TPG Capital-led sponsor group.

  • Avalara downloads US$157.5m NYSE IPO

    Equities | 08 June 2018

    Sales tax doesn’t make the most scintillating party conversation, Avalara chief executive and co-founder Scott McFarlane concedes.

  • Madrigal adds US$411m to NASH stash

    Equities | 08 June 2018

    Liver disease drug developer Madrigal Pharmaceuticals took advantage of a tripling of its share price in the space of just a week to price a US$411m follow-on stock sale, but a tough aftermarket left new investors nursing losses.

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    Taiwan live streamer postpones US$60m NYSE

    Ticker | 07 June 2018

    Taiwan-based live streaming company M17 Entertainment postponed today’s NYSE debut despite setting the price the US$60m deal.

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    GreenSky stutters on Nasdaq debut

    Top News | 25 May 2018

    A late deal upsizing, split market views on the fintech sector, and tougher market conditions later in the week translated into a flat Nasdaq debut for point-of-sale lending platform GreenSky.

  • JP Morgan scores big on blocks

    Equities | 25 May 2018

    JP Morgan flexed its balance sheet muscle by scoring sole books mandates on two block trades despite having no past underwriting association with the companies.

  • Bank insiders cash in on sector strength

    Equities | 25 May 2018

    Small US banks priced a string of secondary offerings in the past week, allowing insiders to capitalise on sector tailwinds including regulatory relief, M&A activity and investors’ eagerness to position themselves for rising interest rates.

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    IQVIA bails out buyers by cancelling US$1bn block

    Top News | 18 May 2018

    Morgan Stanley and its buyside clients won a stunning reprieve late on Thursday when sponsor-backed contract research company IQVIA and selling shareholders agreed to unwind a US$1.02bn block trade.

  • GreenSky brings US$750m-plus fintech IPO

    Equities | 18 May 2018

    The US tech IPO market may be entering a new phase as several fintech deals prepare to be priced in the coming week.

  • Taser maker makes rare ECM outing with US$227m stock sale

    Equities | 18 May 2018

    Axon Enterprise founder Rick Smith has been shot seven times by a taser. He insists it is “pretty safe”.

  • Pluralsight breezes through IPO test

    Equities | 18 May 2018

    Skills learning platform Pluralsight added its name to an elite group of hot software debutantes this year, upping its IPO asking price by as much as 50% through its marketing period and jumping by one-third in its first session amid heavy demand for the shares.

  • 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.

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