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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Following recent IPO launches from the Czech Republic and a selldown in Romgaz, last Thursday’s launch of a marketed offering for Rusagro suggests at least an ongoing uptick in CEE activity.
Deutsche Bank has a 12.03% stake in French hygiene and laundry group Elis after it failed to fully distribute an offering of stock in an accelerated bookbuild on Thursday April 14.
Furniture group Steinhoff is in danger of displacing John Fredriksen as equity-linked’s go-to client, raising €1.1bn last Thursday from its eighth issuance of convertible bonds, with two currently outstanding.