German IPOs hang in the balance as risk rises

18 Mar 2011

ECM bankers working on deals from Germany, which has been the strongest country in EMEA for issuance this year and has the largest list of pending deals, were on Thursday pondering strategy in the face of global instability caused by the disaster in Japan and events in Bahrain.

Following the withdrawal of the Eu1.55bn IPO of pay-television company Canal Plus France on Wednesday, there was widespread concern that some of the German and Austrian deals in investor education could be postponed. However, as of Thursday evening — before news of the postponement of the $2.5bn ISS ...

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