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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Bayer sold another large slug of stock in its former unit Covestro in the market on Tuesday night - its third selldown in the plastics business since the October 2015 €1.5bn IPO.
Germany’s Berenberg has picked up its first sole bookrunner role on a UK IPO, with pre-marketing beginning last Tuesday on a £100m-plus listing for Alpha Financial Markets Consulting, a consultancy serving the asset and wealth management industry.
Netherlands-based LeasePlan, the world’s largest auto-leasing firm, aims to float next year and could raise more than €1bn, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.