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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A proposed dividend yield of 9.5% was not enough to tempt institutional investors into buying Swiss Re’s ReAssure IPO, with the parent company cancelling the deal on Thursday morning.
The long-awaited float of French state-owned national lottery Francaise des Jeux may finally be realised this year, with the Agence des Participations de l’Etat (APE) mandating eight banks for a potential IPO in 2019.
The long-delayed Shanghai-London Stock Connect scheme is back on the agenda after Huatai Securities relaunched its global depositary receipts sale in London last week.