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Sunday, 24 June 2018

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    Stars Group funds acquisition of Skybet

    Top News | 22 June 2018

    The sin sectors are gaining a lot of attention in the North American capital markets.

  • Biotechs cross-over from private to public markets

    Equities | 22 June 2018

    Biotechs took centre stage in US ECM this past week with seven companies debuting, most in spectacular fashion.

  • New Frontier upsizes ahead of IPO launch

    Equities | 22 June 2018

    New Frontier, a China-focused special purpose acquisition company, is on its way to IPO success, despite the escalating trade war between the US and China.

  • New York Stock Exchange trading floor

    Brazil's Pagseguro readies up to US$1.1bn follow-on

    Ticker | 18 June 2018

    Brazilian card processing firm Pagseguro has launched an up to US$1.1bn follow-on offering, marking one of the few Latin American issuers to venture into the equity capital markets in recent months.

  • Intelsat pumps equity engines for higher orbit

    Structured Equity | 15 June 2018

    Intelsat has rocketed back to life on the promise of 5G next-generation telecoms networks.

  • RH exposes short sellers with US$300m CB

    Structured Equity | 15 June 2018

    Conventional wisdom worldwide is that traditional retailers will be crushed by online competitors.

  • Canopy sprouts roots with C$500m CB

    Structured Equity | 15 June 2018

    Cannabis has, until recently, been the third rail of investment banking.

  • Rare Asian SPAC files for US IPO

    Equities | 08 June 2018

    New Frontier, a vehicle chaired by Hong Kong’s ex-Finance Secretary Antony Leung, is seeking US$200m from an NYSE IPO to pursue acquisitions in Asia.

  • Men are silhouetted against a video screen with a Twitter logo

    Twitter rides S&P 500 entry with US$1bn CB

    Top News | 08 June 2018

    Twitter secured US$1bn from the sale of a six-year convertible bond on Wednesday, capitalising on its entry into the S&P 500 ahead of the open the next morning.

  • Rush for Goldman Sachs' SPAC

    Equities | 08 June 2018

    GS Acquisition, a special purpose acquisition company backed by Goldman Sachs, banked US$600m on its IPO on Thursday, providing it nearly US$5bn for an acquisition once potential debt and stock consideration are factored in.

  • Wall St sign

    Taiwan live streamer postpones US$60m NYSE

    Ticker | 07 June 2018

    Taiwan-based live streaming company M17 Entertainment postponed today’s NYSE debut despite setting the price the US$60m deal.

  • Trident SPAC tips US$175m toward eastern Europe

    Equities | 01 June 2018

    The proliferation of special purpose acquisition companies is rampant.

  • Thomas Farley

    Third Point poised for US$400m SPAC debut

    Top News | 25 May 2018

    Few executives are as informed about the US IPO pipeline as Thomas Farley, whose four-year stint as NYSE president ended on Monday night.

  • Twilio logo

    Twilio connects with investors on US$475m CB

    Top News | 18 May 2018

    Twilio’s communications service is embedded in Uber, Whatsapp and other ubiquitous mobile apps, enabling the company to build its cash pile last week via a US$475m convertible bond paying a coupon of just 0.25%.

  • Alteryx US$200m CB prints at 98 OID

    Structured Equity | 18 May 2018

    Things are humming along for Alteryx, the machine-learning analytics provider that went public a little over a year ago. From its IPO in March, to a secondary sell-down in September, the company has thrashed investor expectations on a quarterly basis.

  • Akamai streams 0.125% on US$1bn seven-year CB

    Structured Equity | 18 May 2018

    After settling decade-long litigation and making friendly with an activist shareholder, Akamai Technologies continued recent success with a US$1bn seven-year convertible bond that is among the lowest-cost financings ever.

  • Shell logo

    Shell pumps out profit on US$3.3bn block

    Top News | 11 May 2018

    Against a backdrop of global political unrest, Royal Dutch Shell secured US$3.3bn overnight on Monday from the sale of its entire 8% stake in Canadian Natural Resources.

  • Nabors plugs balance sheet with US$500m of equity

    Equities | 11 May 2018

    Drilling rig operator Nabors Industries is taking its time taking out near-term debt maturities.

  • Warrior Met Coal churns cash flow to shareholders

    Equities | 11 May 2018

    Warrior Met Coal, the reconstituted met coal assets of the bankrupt Walter Energy, proved a disappointment on its April 2017 IPO, although this was largely because of inflated investor expectations.

  • Shell logo

    Shell nets US$3.3bn on block sale of CNR

    Ticker | 08 May 2018

    Royal Dutch Shell monetised its entire 8% stake of Canadian Natural Resources in a US$3.3bn block sale overnight on Monday.

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