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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Bank of America Merrill Lynch has revamped its equity capital markets team for Europe, Middle East and Africa following the departure of James Fleming to become co-head of EMEA ECM at Citigroup in June.
The IPO of UK luxury carmaker Aston Martin is expected to be one of the first European listings out of the traps following the summer break and could well be one of the first to test new rules for UK IPOs.
Investors in Bulgarian poultry producer Gradus had to wait several weeks to count their winnings, the Lv81.39m (US$48m) Sofia bourse IPO having closed in mid-June.