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Monday, 11 December 2017

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    UK: Good results give opportunity to sell

    Equities | 21 August 2015

    Analysts believe the financial sponsors behind Aldermore and OneSavings Bank could make substantial share sales once the reportin

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    Annuity specialists pair up

    Equities | 14 August 2015

    After more than a year of trying to carve out new business from a landscape changed beyond recognition by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, Just Retirement and Partnership Assurance have fallen into each other’s arms in the hope tha

  • Osborne

    RBS shares sold at one-year low

    Top News | 07 August 2015

    The UK government muscled through a sale of shares in Royal Bank of Scotland last week, shrugging off concerns from investors and bankers that the summer vacation period might not be the best time to extract maximum value from its stake. In an accelerated transaction tha

  • Osborne

    In IFR this week: RBS shares sold at one-year low

    Capital City | 07 August 2015

    The UK government muscled through a sale of shares in Royal Bank of Scotland last week, shrugging off concerns from investors and bankers that the summer vacation period might not be the best time to extract maximum value from its stake. In an accelerated transaction tha

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    BAML leads Saga into the light

    Top News | 31 July 2015

    An unusually cautious approach to selldowns by the private equity owners of Saga has wiped away memories of the over-50s group’s poorly executed IPO. Last week’s sale, again driven by reverse enquiry, came just before a blackout on sales had been imposed and had started out with a modest target that was covered, allowing for

  • Martin Lewis

    Shareholder donates shares to charity

    Equities | 31 July 2015

    Martin Lewis, the personal finance journalist who founded Money Saving Expert, has donated 4.27m shares in Moneysupermarket to the Charities Aid Foundation. The shares were bundled with another 9m shares owned by Lewis and sold on Thursday in an accelerated bookbuild managed by Credit Suiss

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    Saga owners sell before window closes

    Capital City | 28 July 2015

    The private equity owners of Saga capitalised on reverse enquiry to sell down their stakes in the over-50s group just before a blackout on sales is imposed this week. The sale also came as investors begin to log off for the summer, hence a very modest inital size and substantial upsize to more than treble th

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    Kone shareholder makes hasty exit

    Equities | 24 July 2015

    UBS closed the gap with Goldman Sachs at the head of the EMEA ECM league tables with a summer selldown in Kone on Tuesday evening. Instead of enjoying a break under the Tuscan sun, its bankers sold around 5.4% of the Finnish elevator and escalator manufacturer in a deal valued at €864.67m.

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    Chorus ends on a bum note

    Equities | 10 July 2015

    Chorus Clean Energy cancelled its public offering on Wednesday after extending the bookbuilding period by one week in the hope that markets would have been more receptive once the results of the Greek referendum were known.

  • Greek

    European IPOs in doubt as Greece finally has an impact

    Capital City | 29 June 2015

    The Greek debt crisis has hit European ECM like a truck this morning, after a period where primary issuance had been remarkably insulated from events in Southern Europe.