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  • Alignvest SPAC takes forward-looking view

    Equities | 05 May 2017

    Alignvest Acquisition II, the second special purpose acquisition company vehicle sponsored by Canadian alternative asset manager Alignvest Management, is employing a forward purchase agreement on its C$250m (US$182m) IPO. The forward purchase agreement totals C$113m.

  • Brazilian regulators ground Azul IPO

    Ticker | 06 April 2017

    Brazilian regulators grounded Azul’s planned initial public offering for up to 30 days on Thursday just hours before the discount airline was set to price the deal.

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    Carbonite seeks to secure US$125m from CB

    Ticker | 29 March 2017

    Carbonite is now setting the stage for future growth after its recent acquisition of Double-Take Software.

  • Carlyle Group seeks premium valuation on TCG BDC IPO

    Equities | 09 June 2017

    Carlyle Group is seeking the permanency of a public vehicle with the forthcoming IPO of TCG BDC. With myriad similar vehicles – business development companies (BDCs) backed by Ares, Apollo, TPG and Goldman Sachs – the question for investors will be to discern between subtle differences in the businesses.

  • Emerald Expositions puts IPO on display

    Equities | 21 April 2017

    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.

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    EQUITIES: ManU rides institutional support to public markets

    Capital City | 09 August 2012

    Manchester United’s success in a trans-continental effort to list is a stunning achievement not only for the football club and its owner, but the investment banks that led the IPO. The offering process culminated this evening in the pricing of 16.67m shares at US$14, to value the club at US$2.3bn.

  • Formula One puts legacy in rear view mirror

    Equities | 07 July 2017

    Formula One seems hell-bent on setting the record for IPO exits. The caveat, of course, is that the motor racing franchise never properly went public, as former owner CVC instead shifted toward a US$4.4bn sale to Liberty Media in November.

  • Gardner Denver in US$1bn-plus IPO

    Equities | 05 May 2017

    KKR-backed industrial products company Gardner Denver is off and running in its bid to return to public markets, launching an IPO to raise up to US$1.1bn to cut debt.

  • Gardner Denver, Solaris slip on oil decline

    Equities | 12 May 2017

    The IPOs of Gardner Denver, the KKR-backed industrial conglomerate, and frac-sand storage unit maker Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure both faced harsh valuation scrutiny. Despite taking below-range pricing, both elected to move forward, allowing them to

  • NGP-sponsored SPAC fuels up with US$480m

    Equities | 13 April 2017

    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.

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