Wednesday, 18 October 2017

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  • Philips Lighting store

    Philips IPO highlights falling fees

    Top News | 06 May 2016

    The launch of Philips Lighting’s Amsterdam IPO in a deal that could total €2.5bn was an important win for equity capital markets as it marked the conclusion of a dual-track process that could have seen the company sold through an M&A process.

  • Vicenza

    Vicenza goes through the motions

    Top News | 22 April 2016

    Bookbuilding for the €1.5bn IPO of Banca Popolare di Vicenza finally got under way on Thursday following regulatory approval of the prospectus. Italian regulator Consob took longer than expected to give its approval, but it made little difference as there was a far more important delay

  • Spin-offs help ease IPO jitters

    Spin-offs help ease IPO jitters

    All Special Reports | 22 April 2016

    Of all the problems presently facing Germany, it is unlikely that a stuttering equity capital market is getting much attention versus the challenges of welcoming hundreds of thousands of refugees.

  • A brown bear rests while in its enclosure in a wildlife zoo in the central German town of Worbis south of Hanover

    Privatisation hibernation

    All Special Reports | 22 April 2016

    April marks a surprising anniversary – 10 years since KfW sold any shares in Deutsche Telekom.

  • Schaeffler ball bearings

    Schaeffler falls short

    Top News | 08 April 2016

    European ECM bankers already struggling to cope following an appalling first quarter proceeded to follow it up by making a hash of last week’s €1.24bn block trade in Schaeffler, only the third US$1bn-plus overnight deal in the region this year.

  • Veolia keeps it vanilla

    Structured Equity | 11 March 2016

    Veolia Environnement offered investors a break from the run of synthetic convertible bonds last Tuesday with a straightforward €700m five-year OCEANE. There was a kicker – a potential yield of –0.88% and premium of up to 50%.

  • British pound sterling banknotes

    Brexit risk hits fundraising

    Top News | 26 February 2016

    UK corporates have shunned sterling issuance so far this year and, with a possible Brexit looming, the cost of coming to the market has become even more expensive.

  • Banca Popolare di Vicenza logo

    IPO fears haunt Italian banks

    Top News | 19 February 2016

    Capital raisings vital for the future of Italian banking are likely to prove extremely tricky, with bond investors beginning to price in the fact that planned listings for Banca Popolare di Vicenza and

  • Scandinavian Tobacco Group logo

    Europe trumps US in IPO test

    Top News | 12 February 2016

    European equity issuers passed their biggest test of the year, overcoming market volatility to price four floats in what was the busiest week of IPOs so far this year and outpacing the US, where both major deals were cancelled.

  • Saudi Aramco oil tanks

    Aramco: world's largest company 'plans IPO'

    Top News | 08 January 2016

    Is the world’s largest company really likely to sell an IPO? And would such a deal trigger the opening up of Saudi Arabia’s stock market to international investors?