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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

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  • Micron Technology headquarters

    Micron loads up with US$1.2bn stock sale

    Top News | 13 October 2017

    Micron Technology surprised investors with an upsized US$1.2bn stock sale that strengthens the memory chipmaker’s balance sheet and preserves offshore cash should long-awaited US tax reforms put in place a repatriation holiday.

  • CarGurus gets IPO market moving

    Equities | 13 October 2017

    Car listings marketplace CarGurus underscored current US IPO euphoria by soaring 72.4% in its debut session on Thursday, adding more fuel to the end-of-year recovery of the new-issue market.

  • U.S. President Barack Obama visits the Copper Mountain Solar Project in Boulder City

    Sempra trebles equity in Oncor bid

    Top News | 06 October 2017

    Sempra Energy has tripled the amount of equity it will raise to more than US$6bn in its quest to secure regulatory approval to acquire bankrupt Energy Future Holdings.

  • Switch IPO a hit with investors

    Equities | 06 October 2017

    Data centre operator Switch has become the latest US IPO to enthrall investors, drawing heavy demand for its US$531.3m offering in another sign that a long-awaited resurgence in US tech issues may be under way.

  • Roku finds rich stream of IPO support

    Equities | 29 September 2017

    Television streaming device maker Roku overcame untimely new product releases by heavyweight rivals Amazon and Apple to deliver the best opening performance by a tech IPO this year.

  • Switch makes flamboyant pitch with US$500m IPO

    Equities | 29 September 2017

    Switch’s founder and CEO Rob Roy shares the name of a famous Scottish outlaw. It should be no surprise then that Roy’s corporate image is both elusive and flamboyant at the same time.

  • Amazon Fire TV set

    Roku hopes buyside streams to IPO

    Top News | 22 September 2017

    US streaming device maker Roku plans to price a roughly US$219m IPO this week, hoping to convince investors it can overcome heavy competition in the rapidly changing TV industry.

  • First Data logo

    KKR makes US$1.5bn dent in First Data stake

    Top News | 15 September 2017

    KKR made an auspicious start to the potentially long-winded process of selling its stake in payments processor First Data, a difficult pre-crisis leverage buyout that has finally begun to bear fruit for the private equity firm.

  • Brookfield raises US$1bn alongside index inclusion

    Equities | 15 September 2017

    Canada’s Brookfield Infrastructure Partners took advantage of its imminent inclusion in the country’s benchmark S&P/TSX Composite Index to price a US$1bn bought deal financing late last Monday.

  • Social Capital draws big orders but test lies ahead

    Equities | 15 September 2017

    Unicorn-hunting SPAC Social Capital Hedosophia collected an upsized US$600m ”blank cheque” from its IPO and made a promising debut on Thursday, despite doubts as to whether the vehicle will be able to land an attractive acquisition.

  • A missile is launched during a long and medium-range ballistic rocket launch drill in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency

    Kratos gains from Korean tension

    Top News | 08 September 2017

    North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un’s missile launch over northern Japan late last month unnerved investors but rising geopolitical tensions this year have proved a boon for the equity financing plans of at least one US defence contractor.

  • SPAC offers unicorns an alternative

    Equities | 08 September 2017

    The US$500m IPO of tech-focused special purpose acquisition company Social Capital Hedosophia is shaping up as one of the highlights of what has already been a resurgent year for the SPAC business.

  • MGM Growth raises US$350m to fund casino buy

    Equities | 08 September 2017

    MGM Growth Properties, the casino REIT taken public by MGM Resorts International last year, made a highly anticipated return to equity capital markets by raising US$351.9m to help fund the US$1.2bn purchase of the newly opened MGM National Harbor luxury gaming resort in Maryland.

  • The Sempra Energy building is pictured in San Diego

    Sempra woos Texan regulator with Oncor bid

    Top News | 25 August 2017

    Sempra Energy has come up with a multi-faceted financing plan that it hopes will secure regulatory approval for its US$9.45bn acquisition of bankrupt Energy Future Holdings and its majority stake in regulated Texas power utility Oncor.

  • Riverstone-backed company circles US$3.8bn E&P

    Equities | 18 August 2017

    Silver Run Acquisition II, a special purpose acquisition company headed by former Anadarko Petroleum chief executive James Hackett and backed by Riverstone Group, agreed to acquire not one, but two companies last week.

  • Thermo Fisher funds Patheon buy with US$1.5bn stock sale

    Equities | 11 August 2017

    Laboratory products maker Thermo Fisher Scientific surprised investors by limiting the equity capital call for its pending US$5.2bn Patheon acquisition to US$1.5bn.

  • Blocks crushed as investors push back

    Equities | 11 August 2017

    A nearly US$3bn wave of sponsor block trades this past week left both banks and investors nursing losses as almost every deal traded below its offering price.

  • Huntsman collects US$454m from Venator IPO

    Equities | 04 August 2017

    Chemical maker Huntsman has taken a first step towards shedding its highly cyclical titanium dioxide business, overcoming price sensitivity to price a US$454m NYSE IPO of its Venator Materials unit at the bottom end of the marketing range.

  • Sponsor takes big discount on Ichor add-on

    Equities | 04 August 2017

    Private equity firm Francisco Partners was forced to take a hefty file-to-offer discount on a US$106.3m sell-down of its stake in semiconductor equipment maker Ichor, despite taking advantage of new issuer-friendly rules that allow confidential filing of certain secondary offerings.

  • A woman cycles past the logo of U.S. chemical company Huntsman

    TiO2 prices spur Venator IPO

    Top News | 28 July 2017

    Chemicals maker Huntsman is hoping a recent sharp recovery in the price of titanium dioxide and the prospect of further gains will resonate with investors as it seeks to price the US$500m NYSE IPO of its pigments arm, Venator Materials.

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