Owen Wild is Deputy Editor of International Financing Review based in London and also has global responsibility for equity capital markets coverage. Prior to 2010 he was associate editor for equities and structured equity. Owen joined IFR in 2004 as a reporter and has since worked across Equities, Structured Equity and Derivatives sections as both reporter and editor. Before joining IFR, Owen covered foreign exchange markets. Follow Owen on Twitter @IFR_Owen
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In the flurry of European IPOs over the past two weeks, pricing in the upper echelons of guidance has been noticeably rare. Before Dino Polska’s Z1.65bn (US$414.3m) IPO, the previous four floats in the region had all come at the low end - with one of them actually pricing below original guidance.
Ed Cook and Ben Spielman have been named as co-heads of global capital markets at BlackRock following the transition of Matt Savino into the alternatives division.
A brace of IPOs means Poland is back on equity investors’ radars for the first time in years, and the quick coverage for supermarket group Dino Polska’s float shows institutions are keen to buy.