BlackRock letter takes IPO debate into open

Two senior BlackRock executives opened a debate with bankers — as well as independent advisers and sponsors — over the weekend with a letter setting out their frustrations with the London IPO process and their fears that the City will lose its allure if changes are not made.

  • 03 Jun 2011
Managing directors Luke Chappell and James Macpherson made five points in the letter, calling for: a longer engagement process with potential issuers, full IPO discounts, smaller syndicates (and appointments not made on the basis of valuations), transparent incentive fees and valuations that take into account expectations for corporate ...

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4 Barclays 78,031.26 279 6.58%
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5 Citi 3,664.95 10 4.62%

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