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  • France: GBL takes money off the table

    Equities | 17 March 2012

    Group Bruxelles Lambert, the Belgian holding company controlled by billionaire Albert Frere, took advantage of rising European share prices to lock in significant capital gains from its holdings in Arkema and Pernod Ricard last week.

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    Structure sinks Odfjell IPO

    Top News | 30 March 2012

    Norwegian oil rig firm Odfjell Drilling became the first European IPO cancellation of 2012 last week, although the rest of the pipeline is likely to be sealed from contagion as the failure was less to do with overall sentiment and more with concerns about the structure.

  • EQUITIES:Tungsten postpones IPO

    Ticker | 23 May 2012

    Tungsten, a bid vehicle founded by brothers Edmund and Daniel Truell to facilitate acquisitions in the financial services sector, postponed its fixed price £200m IPO due to market conditions. Shares were offered at £5, with a listing on the LSE expected in June. UBS was sole global co-ordinator and joint bookrunner with Numis Securities.

  • NASDAQ on Facebook launch day

    Nasdaq farce forced banks to take risk trades

    Top News | 16 June 2012

    Much of the losses sustained by banks and brokers involved in the chaotic first-day’s trading in Facebook stock were the result of market-makers filling orders from clients from their own books because they were unable to communicate properly with Nasdaq.


    Did extension to pre-IPO trading result in Facebook fiasco?

    Top News | 16 June 2012

    Nasdaq was still testing for the consequences of a significant change to its IPO procedures the evening before Facebook’s troubled debut.

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    PE consortium exits chemical group

    Equities | 07 July 2012

    A private equity consortium comprising BC Capital Partners, Bain Capital and Goldman Sachs completed its exit from German chemicals firm Brenntag through a €614.1m accelerated bookbuild last Thursday evening.

  • Kepler Capital Markets

    Kepler eyes tripartite ECM alliance

    People & Markets | 21 July 2012

    Kepler Capital Markets is in talks with Credit Agricole to buy the lender’s broking arm Cheuvreux, in a move that could create a tripartite alliance in equity capital markets, with Kepler providing distribution for deals done by both the French bank and UniCredit.

  • Summer slowdown comes early

    Equities | 27 July 2012

    Hopes that one or two significant blocks would be placed last week ahead of the summer slowdown evaporated as stock markets continued to slide, causing investors and sellers to resume a defensive posture. Despite a surge late in the week, bankers were still pessimistic about the chances of new issuance before September.

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    Strong demand for Ziggo sale

    Equities | 04 August 2012

    A six-month IPO lock-up was waived last Monday to allow private equity funds Cinven, Warburg Pincus and some of their limited partners to complete a €681.5m sell-down in cable company Ziggo. The transaction included a rare provision for a greenshoe. The expectation is that further sell-downs will be less highly anticipated and that this transaction is likely to be the last accelerated offering before the summer break.

  • Iberia

    Iberia locks in profit on Amadeus stake

    Top News | 10 August 2012

    IAG’s Iberia has capitalised on the strong performance of Amadeus IT Holding by hedging its stake in the travel services compan

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