Monday, 24 September 2018

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  • Elanco Animal Health

    Elanco proves to be investors' best friend

    Top News | 21 September 2018

    Elanco Animal Health, Eli Lilly’s animal health unit, exploded onto public markets, achieving above-target pricing on its spin-off IPO and surging 50% on debut.

  • Zekelman refuses to negotiate on IPO

    Equities | 21 September 2018

    Zekelman Industries, a family-owned maker of industrial steel pipes, pulled the plug on its IPO last Tuesday morning, three full days ahead of planned pricing.

  • International Flavors funds high-cost acquisition

    Equities | 14 September 2018

    International Flavors & Fragrances secured US$2.25bn in an equity-linked raising on Wednesday as part of the cash consideration for its US$7.1bn purchase of Frutarom.

  • Eli Lilly preps animal health unit for IPO

    Equities | 07 September 2018

    The circa US$1.6bn IPO of Elanco Animal Health, the Eli Lilly animal health unit, is off to a quick start, with investors already indicating strong interest in the deal following its launch on Thursday.

  • Carrizo Oil holds tight on Permian purchase

    Equities | 17 August 2018

    Carrizo Oil & Gas increased its landholdings in the Permian basin through a US$215m, all-cash acquisition of acreage from Devon Energy.

  • Vogue/Linda Evangelista

    Advance Newhouse fashions US$1.5bn revolver

    Top News | 10 August 2018

    Advance Newhouse, the parent of the Conde Nast group of publications (Vogue and Vanity Fair among them), secured a roughly US$1.5bn notional revolving credit facility by pledging a portion of its stake in Charter Communications.

  • Apollo takes Spartan approach to SPAC debut

    Equities | 10 August 2018

    Apollo Global Management secured US$400m on Thursday on the pricing of Spartan Energy Acquisition, a SPAC focused on acquisitions in the North American energy industry.

  • First Hawaiian Bank sign

    Bold Goldman launches US$555m First Hawaiian sale on Sunday

    Top News | 03 August 2018

    Capital-committed stock sales ahead of the market open are unconventional, and virtually unprecedented on a Monday morning.

  • Sonos streams investor profits on IPO

    Equities | 03 August 2018

    Consumer electronics companies have well-earned reputations for being horrible investments.

  • Viper Energy strikes new shareholders for M&A funding

    Equities | 03 August 2018

    Viper Energy Partners, a royalty trust affiliated with Permian explorer Diamondback Energy, delivered a double dose of good news after the close on Tuesday, hiking its distribution yet again and agreeing to an accretive acquisition.

  • Bloom Energy sees boom times after IPO

    Equities | 27 July 2018

    As a private company Bloom Energy has gone from high-growth disruptor to uneconomic pariah unable to scale profitably. Its US$270m IPO and hot aftermarket showed there are many investors who think it may revert to its earlier status.

  • Apollo takes Spartan approach to SPAC

    Equities | 27 July 2018

    Apollo Global is going “headless” on its debut SPAC.

  • Tenable secures beachhead with US$250m IPO

    Equities | 27 July 2018

    Tenable, the latest incumbent in the war on cyber terrorism, raised an upsized US$250.7m on its IPO.

  • Cushman & Wakefield gains strategic push on US$810m IPO

    Equities | 27 July 2018

    Cushman & Wakefield is garnering plenty of attention from investors on its up to US$810m IPO.

  • Berry Petroleum sours on IPO

    Equities | 27 July 2018

    Berry Petroleum, the one-time subsidiary of bankrupt Linn Energy, weathered a tough slog on its reintroduction to the public markets.

  • Berry Petroleum ripens for IPO return

    Equities | 20 July 2018

    Once bankrupt, Berry Petroleum is taking a conservative approach in its return to public markets by promising to live within cashflow and agreeing to pay a dividend to shareholders as proof of its discipline.

  • Tilray blazes trail with cannabis IPO

    Equities | 20 July 2018

    Tilray, a Canada-domiciled grower of cannabis, blazed a new trail on Thursday by becoming the first cannabis company to go public on a major US stock exchange.

  • AFG tells investors to frack off

    Equities | 20 July 2018

    AFG Global, an oilfield services company that recently emerged from bankruptcy, balked at terms presented to it on its IPO on Wednesday rather than proceed with the stigma of a flawed process.

  • hemp cannabis

    Canadian weed grower rolls up at Nasdaq

    Top News | 13 July 2018

    The business of growing cannabis on an industrial scale is being led by Canadians, after the federal government last month moved ahead with measures to legalise recreational consumption of the drug across the country from October.

  • Palo Alto Networks

    Palo Alto lands US$1.5bn from year's biggest CB

    Top News | 13 July 2018

    The US convertible bond market has taken on an element of wash, rinse and repeat, with Palo Alto Networks the latest tech company to take the dip with an opportunistic US$1.5bn five-year CB, the largest CB this year.

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