Thursday, 02 October 2014

Robert Venes

Robert Venes is assistant editor of equities and structured equity at IFR. Robert joined IFR in late 2009 from sister title Acquisitions Monthly, where he focused on private equity transactions and fundraisings. He was previously associate editor at Private Equity International and, before that, editor of Venturedome.

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Recent stories

  • Rocket

    Cornerstones Rocket into Europe

    IFR 2052 27 September to 3 October 2014

    Close to half of German incubator Rocket Internet’s Entry Standard IPO in Frankfurt could go to cornerstone investors. A group of six investors will inject €582.5m into the all-primary float, which is set to raise €1.169bn–€1.4bn.

  • Cornerstones back Zalando float

    IFR 2051 20 September to 26 September 2014

    Books opened last Thursday for the €440.57m–€550.71m Frankfurt Prime Standard IPO of online fashion retailer Zalando with price guidance of €18–€22.50. The all-primary base deal comprises 24.47m shares for a free-float of 10%. There is also an up to 15% greenshoe, partly provided by Rocket Internet. The

  • Zalando

    Europe shifts towards IPO ‘lead left’

    IFR 2051 20 September to 26 September 2014

    European IPO syndicates are increasingly being structured along US-style active and passive bookrunner lines, with banks on a number of flotations gaining league table credit for very little effort. The change means the current league table criterion of crediting bookrunners is not accurately capturing those leading trades. The tables below show the difference when IPO activity is instead split among the top line of the syndicate – typically join

  • Aggressive mandatory for Telefonica

    IFR 2050 13 September to 19 September 2014

  • Rocket to spark congested pipeline

    IFR 2050 13 September to 19 September 2014

  • CB financing to cut debt pile

    IFR 2049 6 September to 12 September 2014

  • Zalando kicks off post-summer pipeline

    IFR 2049 6 September to 12 September 2014

  • EQT proposes lock-up alternative

    IFR 2046 16 August to 22 August 2014

  • Wilbur Ross backs another bank

    IFR 2044 2 August to 8 August 2014

  • Germany: Terra Firma clears Annington

    IFR 2034 24 May to 30 May 2014

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