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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When Rocket Internet decided to conduct its first sell-down in HelloFresh post-IPO it opted for an approach that would allow other potential sellers to participate too.
A trio of Turkish IPOs were launched on Monday alongside five other European floats as the post-Easter pipeline got under way. But by midweek Turkey’s lira had sunk to record lows, making it harder for those deals to be priced.
Avast Software has begun pre-marketing a London Stock Exchange IPO with ambitions of raising US$200m in primary proceeds and secondary selling still to be decided, but total sizing could be as much as US$1.5bn.