Wednesday, 18 July 2018

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  • adura equities

    Rare rights issue for Nasdaq stock

    Ticker | 18 July 2018

    AC Immune will wrap up an accelerated bookbuild of 8.5m shares after the US close today that could raise nearly US$100m based on the US$11.47 share price at 12pm New York time.

  • Slovenia's national flag flutters next to Nova Ljubljanska Banka (NLB) building in Ljubljana

    Slovenia to attempt NLB float by year-end

    Ticker | 16 July 2018

    The Slovenian government is to take another pass at privatising Nova Ljubljanska Banka, charging Slovenian Sovereign Holding (SDH) with initiating the process as soon as possible that would see a majority of the bank sold through an IPO.

  • belgium century bond

    Cofinimmo rump placed flat to market

    Ticker | 28 June 2018

    Cofinimmo’s €155.2m rights issue ended 80.41% subscribed, but there was no lack of interest in the rump placing that was completed at the spot price.

  • Artist impression of the new link

    Shareholders approve Astaldi rights issue

    Ticker | 28 June 2018

    Shareholders today backed both Astaldi’s planned €300m rights issue and the concurrent acquisition of an 18% stake in the Italian construction company by Japan’s IHI.

  • Soitec shows rarity of high-yield CBs

    Soitec shows rarity of high-yield CBs

    Top News | 22 June 2018

    Soitec raised €150m on Thursday through a five-year convertible bond issue, becoming one of just a handful of lower rated companies to have visited the EMEA equity-linked market this year.

  • Chips and semiconductors in a mobile phone

    Soitec secures €150m through zero-coupon CB

    Ticker | 21 June 2018

    Soitec raised €150m today through a five-year convertible bond, but it is one of too few companies that are visiting the EMEA market this year.

  • An Air France Airbus A319 passenger jet

    Safran raises €700m with convertible bond

    Ticker | 18 June 2018

    The lumpiness in European equity-linked issuance continues with Safran today issuing a €700m five-year CB. The deal is notable as it is a vanilla OCEANE for a highly rated (well, implied) company.

  • 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.

  • pills

    Mithra exceeds fundraising target

    Ticker | 31 May 2018

    Belgium’s Mithra Pharmaceuticals raised €77.5m through an accelerated bookbuild yesterday afternoon led by joint bookrunners KBC Securities and Kempen.

  • A sign sits outside Arion Bank in Reykjavik, Iceland

    Arion Bank IPO offers Icelandic discount

    Ticker | 31 May 2018

    Arion Bank has 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.

  • UK Students

    Xior funds for acquisitions

    Ticker | 30 May 2018

    Xior Student Housing is back with another rights issue to fund investments, a little under 12 months since its previous fundraising.

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