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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Fears that the rest of the year’s IPO plans would be disrupted by the UK’s Brexit vote have been well and truly put to bed. Hollywood Bowl is the first UK company to complete an IPO since June 23 and its debut last week was a textbook example, making a high single-digit gain – and holding it.
Innogy, the retail, infrastructure and renewables carve-out from German utility RWE, is set to be Europe’s largest IPO of the year.
Germany could be key for the success of Dutch restaurant delivery service Takeway.com, which launched pre-marketing today for a Euronext Amsterdam IPO that could total €350m.