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Sunday, 18 February 2018

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  • MoviePass backer slumps after sale

    Equities | 16 February 2018

    One of the more curious tech disruptor stocks to come onto traders’ radars in recent months is MoviePass backer Helios and Matheson Analytics, which last week raised US$105m from an overnight best-efforts sale of stock and warrants.

  • Hudson loses altitude on debut

    Equities | 02 February 2018

    Travel retailer Hudson found willing takers for its US$748.9m NYSE IPO but stumbled on debut Thursday in what is proving a difficult market for underwriters to juggle demand and pricing.

  • Hudson IPO headed for in-range pricing

    Ticker | 31 January 2018

    Hudson is expected to price its NYSE IPO within range on Wednesday night as the travel retailer benefits from its insulation from e-commerce competition.

  • New York Stock Exchange trading floor

    US IPO market clocks record start to the year

    Top News | 26 January 2018

    A rush of large IPOs means US ECM bankers are set to mark down January as the busiest start to a year on record for new listings.

  • Gates wobbles on debut

    Equities | 26 January 2018

    Blackstone-backed power transmission and fluid power products maker Gates Industrial avoided the fate of other recent sponsor-backed IPOs by pricing its IPO within range for proceeds of US$731.5m, but still made a soft debut.

  • 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.

  • ADT leads early year IPO charge

    Equities | 05 January 2018

    Private equity-backed deals are poised to lead the 2018 US IPO charge, starting with the up to US$2.1bn IPO of Apollo Global Management-backed home security company ADT.

  • Apollo-backed ADT eyes January IPO

    Ticker | 05 January 2018

    ADT, the Florida-based home security provider backed by Apollo Global Management, publicly filed late Thursday for a NYSE IPO that looms as potentially the biggest new issue in the early part of 2018.

  • The Sempra Energy building is pictured in San Diego

    Sempra shares bounce on fundraising plans

    Ticker | 03 January 2018

    Sempra Energy shares rose more than 2% on Wednesday after the natural gas utility revealed plans to raise up to US$4.6bn to fund its acquisition of Texas power distributor Oncor.

  • IPO

    Biotechs prepare to rush early '18 IPO market

    Ticker | 02 January 2018

    A trio of US biotech IPOs joined the early 2018 deal calendar Friday, another sign the sector could start the new year where it left off as one of the most consistent sources of new equity issuance.

  • Menlo scratches IPO itch with US$98m filing

    Ticker | 28 December 2017

    Menlo Therapeutics, a late-stage biotech targeting itchy skin and chronic cough conditions, filed publicly Thursday for a US$98m Nasdaq IPO that could launch early next year.

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