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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

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  • 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.

  • Pirelli

    Investors pile in to European IPOs

    Top News | 29 September 2017

    Confidence is high in EMEA ECM after the first batch of European IPOs to launch after the summer break were successfully completed, featuring the biggest IPO of the year, early coverage on multiple deals and even top of the range pricings. The crucial caveat is that the two Italian IPOs - Pirelli and GIMA TT - have yet to start trading.

  • Varta returns recharged as Voltabox sparks interest

    Equities | 29 September 2017

    German ECM was buzzing with talk of lithium-ion batteries last week as Voltabox set a price range for a Frankfurt listing a day ahead of Varta returning recharged and ready for a second attempt at floating.

  • A woman reaches for a can of Heineken at a restaurant in Bangkok

    Heineken takes blocks tally over US$14bn

    Top News | 22 September 2017

    European ECM houses have hit the ground running so far in September, printing US$14.7bn of accelerated bookbuilds, for the busiest September for such issues since 2013 when the total reached US$18.6bn. It is also the busiest month by volume since March 2015, when there was an enormous US$20.4bn of paper in the market, including nine deals above US$1bn.

  • Logo of Germany's Berenberg bank

    Berenberg the Alpha bank

    Top News | 15 September 2017

    Germany’s Berenberg has picked up its first sole bookrunner role on a UK IPO, with pre-marketing beginning last Tuesday on a £100m-plus listing for Alpha Financial Markets Consulting, a consultancy serving the asset and wealth management industry.

  • Bayer sells €1.2bn slug of Covestro

    Equities | 15 September 2017

    Bayer sold another large slug of stock in its former unit Covestro in the market on Tuesday night - its third selldown in the plastics business since the October 2015 €1.5bn IPO.

  • Two close to securing LeasePlan IPO mandate

    Ticker | 13 September 2017

    Netherlands-based LeasePlan, the world’s largest auto-leasing firm, aims to float next year and could raise more than €1bn, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

  • Angry Birds characters Bomb, Chuck and Red

    Angry Birds hopes for happy float

    Top News | 08 September 2017

    Pigs might fly after all, depending on how the buyside responds to the Nasdaq Helsinki float of Rovio, owner of the Angry Birds game and film franchise.

  • Pirelli provides chance to kick the tyres

    Equities | 08 September 2017

    Investors will get a chance to kick the tyres on the latest post-summer float as Pirelli got pre-marketing up and running last Monday for an IPO that could well total north of €3bn.

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