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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Goldman Sachs has partially exercised the greenshoe from the IPO of Russian toy shop chain Detsky Mir, taking final proceeds for the Moscow Exchange IPO to Rbs19.17bn (US$325m).
Spanish security services business Prosegur Cash’s IPO is covered on the full deal size including greenshoe, with bookbuilding for the Madrid listing due to finish tomorrow. The book was covered on the base deal last Thursday, March 9.
Spanish car parts maker Gestamp has launched what is likely to be the biggest float in Europe this year, targeting about €1bn through a Madrid IPO.