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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

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  • Newmark IPO seeks US$660m at premium to peers

    Equities | 08 December 2017

    Commercial real estate agency Newmark is hoping its record of strong growth and high margins will allow it to command a premium to peers when it prices a US$660m Nasdaq IPO on Thursday.

  • US: CURO launches US$106.7m IPO amid CFPB battle

    Equities | 01 December 2017

    The political battle over control of the US’s consumer finance watchdog could have a bearing on the success of the US$106.7m IPO of CURO Group (also known as Speedy Cash), scheduled to price post-close Wednesday, December 6.

  • US: Luther Burbank propagates US$141.9m IPO

    Equities | 01 December 2017

    In its first capital raising since it pulled in US$2m at its founding 34 years ago, California-based banking concern Luther Burbank is planning to raise US$141.9m from a Nasdaq IPO scheduled to price post close on Thursday, December 7.

  • US: Sector rally drives small bank ECM

    Equities | 01 December 2017

    Robust gains in financial stocks in the past week proved timely for smaller community banks Independent Bank of Texas and Univest Corp of Pennsylvania on their overnight stock sales.

  • US: SMART Global returns after IPO surge

    Equities | 01 December 2017

    Brazil-focused memory player SMART Global, one of this year’s best performing IPOs, saw its stock price take a step back in the wake of its return offering Wednesday, a US$109.2m all-secondary stock sale that allowed sponsor Silver Lake Partners to pare its controlling stake.

  • US: Scorpio stings investors again

    Equities | 01 December 2017

    Crude shipper Scorpio Tankers returned to ECM for a second time this year, raising US$90m from the overnight sale of 30m primary shares (11% of outstanding) at US$3.00 each, an 8% discount to last sale.

  • US: Teladoc prescribes US$150m stock sale

    Equities | 01 December 2017

    Teladoc, a provider of virtual healthcare, took advantage of its 130% stock price surge this year to price a US$150m one-day marketed stock sale.

  • Huntsman accelerates sell-down of Venator

    Equities | 01 December 2017

    Chemical company Huntsman offloaded a nearly US$500m stake in titanium dioxide maker Venator Materials Wednesday, less than four months after taking the unit public.

  • TV station shake-up spurs ECM action

    Equities | 01 December 2017

    Local TV station rivals Tribune Media and Gray Television brought separate follow-on offerings las

  • Apollo withdraws IPO of specialty chemical company

    Equities | 17 November 2017

    Investors refused to pay up for the US$365m Apollo Global Management was asking for specialty chemicals maker Momentive Performance Materials (MPM), prompting the private equity firm and its co-investors to withdraw the deal just ahead of pricing.

  • Software IPOs keep market alive

    Equities | 17 November 2017

    Software companies SailPoint Technologies and SendGrid proved the week’s most popular IPOs, drawing strong demand while other deals were left on the shelf.

  • Small bank ECM rebounds

    Equities | 10 November 2017

    A late-year rebound in small US bank IPOs is finally under way as investors eye rising bond yields and the resulting positive impact on many banks’ net interest margins.

  • Bandwidth makes US$80m call to investors

    Equities | 10 November 2017

    Telecommunications company Bandwidth made a steady Nasdaq debut on Friday after earlier overcoming price sensitivity to price its US$80m IPO at the bottom end of the marketing range.

  • Funko loses its head on debut

    Equities | 03 November 2017

    Pop culture figure maker Funko delivered one of the worst IPOs in memory on Thursday, when its shares dived more than 40% on its Nasdaq debut.

  • ForeScout secures US$116.2m from upsized IPO

    Equities | 27 October 2017

    ForeScout Technologies made a solid though not spectacular Nasdaq debut on Friday after underwriters earlier opted to price the cybersecurity company’s IPO at the top end of the range and upsize the deal by 10% to US$116.2m.

  • MongoDB draws huge demand for US$192m IPO

    Equities | 20 October 2017

    Database software company MongoDB injected another dose of optimism into the resurgent US tech IPO market, surging 33.6% on debut on Thursday after drawing overwhelming demand for its US$192m IPO.

  • South Jersey flags US$900m stock sale, MCB

    Equities | 20 October 2017

    South Jersey Industries plans to raise US$850m-$900m from a combination of common equity and mandatory CBs to help fund its US$1.7bn acquisition of New Jersey and Maryland regulated gas assets from Southern Company Gas.

  • 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.

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