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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Brokers Barclays and Morgan Stanley priced a £1.358bn accelerated bookbuild for British Sky Broadcasting on Friday morning. The declared support at launch of 39.14% shareholder 21st Century Fox to maintain its stake means that league table credit is significantly lower, but there was still plenty to do for a Friday trade in late July.
Fedrigoni, an Italian producer of paper and printing media, has filed with Borsa Italiana and Consob for a Milan listing.
Dubai-based oil rig supplier Shelf Drilling ditched its London IPO on Wednesday morning in an unsurprising move given the lack of any messaging on subscription levels or price guidance during bookbuilding.