Thursday, 22 February 2018

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    Big year ahead for ECM in Argentina

    Top News | 19 January 2018

    This is shaping up as a banner year for equity capital markets in Argentina, where five companies going public in the first quarter are looking to raise a combined US$2.2bn.

  • Americold prepares for expansion

    Equities | 19 January 2018

    Americold Realty, the Ron Burkle-controlled cold-storage REIT, has no peer, at least not one that is public. Typically a lack of comps is a good thing, since it suggests a long runway for growth.

  • Biotechs cross over to public markets

    Equities | 19 January 2018

    A wave of biotech funding early in the new year is not surprising, given the tailwind provided by last week’s JP Morgan conference and associated marketing frenzy.

  • US: Keane Group, Nine Energy ride oil cycle

    Equities | 19 January 2018

    For investors looking at Keane Group, a Cerberus-backed oil fracker that went public a year ago, the company’s recent decision to expand its drilling fleet pointed to confidence in the sustainability of the current drilling cycle.

  • Cantor nabs Apthorpe for equity-linked build-up

    People & Markets | 12 January 2018

    Cantor Fitzgerald has hired Andrew Apthorpe from Royal Bank of Canada as global head of equity-linked origination as it builds up a relatively new business.

  • PE firms pump out oilfield services IPOs

    Equities | 12 January 2018

    US oilfield services companies are once again pumping the IPO market for funding amid recovering oil prices. Several saw their plans thwarted last year as oil retreated, which has led to a more cautious approach this time around.

  • Dole Food withdraws IPO plan

    Equities | 12 January 2018

    Packaged food company Dole Food has ended what many saw as a tenuous bid to go public for a third time.

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    MOVES-Cantor names Apthorpe to build out EQL business

    Ticker | 08 January 2018

    Cantor Fitzgerald has appointed Andrew Apthorpe as global head of equity-linked origination, another high-profile hire as it builds out a relatively new business.

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    Bankers eye Spotify's non-IPO warily

    Top News | 05 January 2018

    Confirmation that music streaming service Spotify has confidentially filed a 20F application for a direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange has triggered much discussion of the Swedish company’s decision to shun an initial public offering.

  • Liberty Oilfield reignites planned IPO

    Equities | 05 January 2018

    With oil reaching new highs, oilfield services companies are again pumping out cash.