Stephen Lacey is US Editor for International Financing Review, helping to oversee editorial content across the region. He has particular expertise in coverage of the equity capital markets – IPOs, follow-on stock sales, and equity-linked securities – spanning the entire corporate life cycle, from venture and private equity to entry and maturation in the public markets.
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From its flagship bi-annual ASD Market Week to the tri-annual Outdoor Retailer event, Emerald Expositions Events exhibits the lucrative business of running trade shows. Just how lucrative is reflected in the structure of its IPO of up to US$310m.
After multiple aborted attempts, Brazilian discount airline Azul has finally taken flight on a R$1.79bn (US$571.3m) IPO.
Vantage Energy Acquisition, a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by Natural Gas Partners, secured an upsized US$480m on its IPO, becoming the latest in a series of energy-dedicated SPACs.