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Saturday, 21 July 2018

Owen Wild' s stories

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  • Euro bills

    Adyen soars following €950m US-style IPO

    Top News | 15 June 2018

    Adyen’s €946.9m Euronext Amsterdam IPO was the hottest European ECM ticket in years, thanks to a combination that is rare in Europe: a fast-growing profitable tech company, scarcity of stock and a reasonable valuation. The pop in the Dutch payments company’s share price that followed was inevitable – if perhaps larger than expected with shares more than doubling on their first day of trading.

  • A camel owner stands next to his camel as he waits for the start of the Camel Beauty Contest in the town of Selcuk, near the western Turkish coastal city of Izmir

    SOK abandons controversial buyback

    Top News | 15 June 2018

    SOK Marketler was the sole survivor from a trio of Turkish retailers that attempted to float in May, but its IPO success has been undermined by a plan to buy back shares from its major shareholder at a premium to the market price.

  • Dutch

    Adyen pops on Amsterdam debut

    Ticker | 13 June 2018

    Adyen brought a little bit of New York to Amsterdam today with the tech company delivering a first-day pop following its €849m IPO.

  • RBS

    RBS shares struggle after sell-down

    Top News | 08 June 2018

    The UK government failed in its attempt to capitalise on the positive momentum in Royal Bank of Scotland’s share price triggered by a lower-than-expected fine from US authorities for past mis-selling of mortgage-backed securities.

  • The logo of German drug maker Bayer

    All banks are equal on Bayer's €6bn rights issue

    Top News | 08 June 2018

    Bayer was finally able to launch its €6.04bn rights issue on Monday just ahead of closing the US$63bn takeover of agrochemicals company Monsanto later in the week.

  • Swiss Re brings new structure to equity-linked

    Structured Equity | 08 June 2018

    Swiss Re raised US$500m through a six-year non-dilutive convertible bond on Wednesday, but this was not the usual arbitrage of equity-linked versus straight debt that leaves investors cold.

  •  A Royal Bank of Scotland branch

    RBS suffers indigestion after government sale

    Ticker | 05 June 2018

    There was some indigestion today following last night’s government sale in Royal Bank of Scotland.

  • Royal Bank of Scotland logo

    UK government selling 7.7% of RBS

    Ticker | 04 June 2018

    The UK government launched the sale of 925m shares in Royal Bank of Scotland after market close on Monday in an accelerated bookbuild. The sale of 7.7% of the bank should raise around £2.5bn and reduce the government’s shareholding to 62.6%.

  • Arion Bank IPO offers Icelandic discount

    Equities | 01 June 2018

    Arion Bank set the price of its IPO at 0.6-0.7 times book value as at end Q1 2018, slightly below expectations at the start of pre-marketing that was about 0.7-0.8 times.

  • MTN Ghana seeks local support for US$745m IPO

    Equities | 01 June 2018

    MTN Ghana launched its C3.5bn (US$745m) IPO on Tuesday that could be the second-largest float from sub-Saharan Africa, excluding South Africa, behind Kenya’s Safaricom in 2008.