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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South African media group Naspers is continuing its strategy for a reweighting on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange through a spin-off listing of its international internet assets on Euronext Amsterdam.
Auctions for shareholder sell-downs made a return to European equity capital markets on Tuesday in the form of a brace of accelerated bookbuilds. Though whether that is a welcome return is a matter for debate, as the larger of the two trades was not fully sold by the auction-winning banks.
Crispian Investments, the investment vehicle part-owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, reduced its stake in mining company Norilsk Nickel on Tuesday night in an accelerated trade that was off-limits to the company’s major shareholders.