Robert Venes is assistant editor of equities and structured equity at IFR. Robert joined IFR in late 2009 from sister title Acquisitions Monthly, focusing 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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AO World defied the belief that high-growth UK companies have to list overseas in order to secure premium valuations, as the online white goods retailer secured a market capitalisation in excess of annual sales for the entire sector. Tight allocations ensured enthusiasm carried through into the aftermarket, with shares gaining a third on debut.
Danish cleaning and facilities management group ISS is once again set to define the IPO market in Europe, three years after its cancelled float condemned ECM bankers to a bleak year for new issues.
UK pet food and pet accessories business Pets at Home launched pre-marketing for its £275m-plus LSE IPO this morning.
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