Wednesday, 13 December 2017

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  • ADNOC Distribution

    Smaller ADNOC caps strong IPO year

    Top News | 08 December 2017

    The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange IPO of ADNOC Distribution, operator of retail fuel stations in the UAE, closed on Thursday with pricing off the bottom of guidance at Dh2.50 for a Dh3.125bn (US$851m) deal size. The IPO saw 10% of the company sold, having launched with ambitions of up to 20%.

  • Steinhoff International logo

    Steinhoff scandal leaves banks gauging exposure

    Top News | 08 December 2017

    Banks that financed Steinhoff International’s rapid expansion have been left gauging their exposure – both financial and legal – to the South African retailer after “new information” emerged relating to possible accounting irregularities.

  • ADNOC Distribution

    ADNOC's IPO signals strong 2018

    Top News | 01 December 2017

    IPOs in the EMEA region are set to end on a high, with the last significant float of 2017 covered after just one day of bookbuilding. ADNOC Distribution’s IPO was covered on Monday morning on the US$1bn minimum size. The listing on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange could rise to up to US$2bn if demand allows.

  • Carige and Creval get underwriting

    Equities | 24 November 2017

    Italian FIG was back on the ECM menu last week as banks knuckled down for underwriting a rescue package for Banca Carige and a mid-tier bank set out the case for funding M&A through a rights issue.

  • Meal ingredients

    Bakkavor lifts UK IPO mood

    Top News | 10 November 2017

    In the space of a week UK ready-meals supplier Bakkavor has gone from cancelling its IPO – creating fear among other UK companies preparing listings – to pricing a revived deal put together in private. In the interim very little has changed, in terms of either the deal structure or the market backdrop that was blamed for the cancellation (this catch-all excuse is rarely valid).

  • Novares postpones float for technical reasons

    Ticker | 06 November 2017

    Novares has postponed its Euronext Paris IPO until next year due to a technical issue.

  • Russian flag

    Russia ECM hits 10-year peak

    Top News | 03 November 2017

    Russian ECM is back, with 2017 already recording the highest US dollar volume of issuance since 2013 and the largest number of priced deals since 2007.

  • BAWAG P.S.K. logo is pictured at a branch office in Vienna

    Bawag falters as IPO market cools

    Top News | 27 October 2017

    Bawag has completed Austria’s biggest ever listing, but coming amid one of the busiest periods for European floats in recent years proved costly as the bank’s shares have struggled in the first few days of trading.

  • Two debuts priced at best for investors

    Structured Equity | 13 October 2017

    Two French names made debuts in equity-linked last week, with biopharmaceutical group Genfit issuing bonds due 2022 totalling an upsized €180m and aircraft parts maker Figeac Aero raising €100m from five-year ORNANE bonds.

  • Martin Franklin

    US$1.25bn blank cheque for Franklin SPAC

    Top News | 06 October 2017

    Investors put their faith in Martin Franklin last week, providing enough demand for the serial dealmaker’s special purpose acquisition vehicle J2 to close with the maximum funding of US$1.25bn.

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