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  • Jose Naves CEO of online fashion house Farfetch

    Investors reach for Farfetch IPO despite hefty upsize

    Top News | 21 September 2018

    Shares of UK-based Farfetch acquired the luxury status of the fashion sold through its website as demand only grew as it increased its IPO asking price.

  • Eventbrite stages crowd-pleasing debut

    Equities | 21 September 2018

    Ticketing and event technology platform Eventbrite delivered an impressive NYSE debut Thursday, surging as much as 70% amid overflowing investor demand for its US$230m IPO.

  • Eventbrite stages crowd-pleasing debut

    Ticker | 20 September 2018

    Event planning software platform Eventbrite delivered a stunning NYSE debut Thursday, soaring more than 60% after drawing overwhelming investor demand for its US$230m IPO.

  • Farfetch upsizes IPO to US$840m

    Ticker | 19 September 2018

    London-based online fashion e-commerce site Farfetch upped the size of its NYSE IPO by as much as 32% early Wednesday, lifting the size of the deal to as much as US$840m.

  • Wall Street sign

    Zekelman postpones NYSE IPO

    Ticker | 18 September 2018

    Zekelman Industries, a family-owned maker of industrial steel pipes and tubing, postponed its up to US$793.3m NYSE IPO early Tuesday, according to sources close to the deal.

  • SurveyMonkey swings into US IPO queue

    Equities | 31 August 2018

    Online survey software developer SurveyMonkey is pushing ahead with plans for a Nasdaq IPO in what is expected to be one of the highest profile new issues slated for the post-Labor Day US ECM window.

  • KKR

    KKR eats Wall Street's lunch with First Data fee take

    Top News | 17 August 2018

    KKR’s growing capital markets arm sent another shot across the bow of Wall Street banks by collecting the biggest share of the underwriting fees on Monday night’s US$1.52bn sell-down of a portion of the private equity firm’s stake in payments processor First Data.

  • Blocks stumble amid high volatility

    Equities | 17 August 2018

    Sponsor blocks have made a comeback in recent weeks as the second-quarter earnings season has in effect come to an end, though the format continues to cause headaches for banks prepared to buy risk.

  • Amalgamated IPO brings social conscience to Wall Street

    Equities | 10 August 2018

    Wall Street and social justice have not always fit comfortably in the same sentence, but times are changing.

  • GrafTech galvanises support for latest Brookfield sale

    Equities | 10 August 2018

    Canadian asset manager Brookfield Asset Management wasted no time in reaping another cash bonanza from its investment in GrafTech International, collecting nearly US$700m from a secondary stock sale and concurrent buyback of GrafTech shares less than four months after the graphite electrode maker went public.

  • Focus Financial zeroes in on US$630m IPO

    Equities | 20 July 2018

    Barely a year after buying the business, the Stone Point/KKR & Co-led investor group behind Focus Financial Partners is moving ahead with a US$630m-plus IPO of the consolidator of independent financial planning firms.

  • The Sempra Energy building is pictured in San Diego

    Sempra raises US$1.6bn in Oncor encore

    Top News | 13 July 2018

    US regulated utility Sempra Energy forged ahead with the second and final leg of the equity financing for its US$9.45bn acquisition of Texas-based power distribution company Oncor, raising US$1.6bn in a dual-tranche equity/equity-linked offering even as it battles activists pushing for a wider overhaul of the company.

  • Bloom brings long-awaited US$270m IPO

    Equities | 13 July 2018

    Fuel cell power company Bloom Energy admits making sense of its prior year numbers is a challenge for investors as it seeks to price a NYSE IPO raising up to US$270m.

  • Dell

    Discount lingers after Dell's US$22bn buyout

    Top News | 06 July 2018

    Privately held IT company Dell Technologies will simplify its corporate structure and secure an NYSE listing by buying out its VMware tracking stock in a US$21.7bn cash-and-stock deal, though doubts linger as to whether investors will back the deal.

  • US bankers ready for big second half

    Equities | 06 July 2018

    Bankers see no slowing in the pace of US IPO activity in the second half as strong aftermarket performance and solid investor demand encourage issuers to bring forward their listing plans.

  • GE charts way for leaner business

    GE charts way for leaner business

    Top News | 29 June 2018

    General Electric’s plan to spin off its healthcare business and divest its stake in oil services firm Baker Hughes will reduce debt and free up cash – but investors and analysts are still scrambling to understand the implications.

  • Domo sidesteps critics but makes unconvincing debut

    Equities | 29 June 2018

    Data software provider Domo priced the last and maybe the most controversial IPO of the first half, overcoming a litany of criticism to raise US$193.2m from investors.

  • 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.

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