ABBs/Block Trades

  • Equity market debates whether new block model is art or atrocity

    Equity market debates whether new block model is art or atrocity

    A trade in Orpéa that mixed an auctioned block trade with a wall-crossing process left equity capital markets players bristling this week. But while some bankers disliked the method of bank selection, others told Sam Kerr and Aidan Gregory that the process worked for the issuer and investors.

  • Huge ECM demand propels Europe’s tech unicorns

    Huge ECM demand propels Europe’s tech unicorns

    Trades in Prosus, the Amsterdam-listed technology holding company, and UAE payments company Network International flew out of the gates on Tuesday night, and market sources say Europe is finally becoming more of a destination for tech deals.

  • DIC Asset builds tight book for €110m block

    DIC Asset builds tight book for €110m block

    DIC Asset, the German commercial real estate company, has raised €110m to finance the acquisition of new properties, following a capital increase supported by Deutsche Immobilien Chancen and RAG Stiftung.

  • Co-founder sells SLM Solutions stock

    Co-founder sells SLM Solutions stock

    A major shareholder in SLM Solutions Group, the German maker of 3D printers, sold a chunk of his stake in the company, via an accelerated bookbuild on Thursday.

  • Updated: Hong Kong placements flood market in pre-CNY rush

    Updated: Hong Kong placements flood market in pre-CNY rush

    A flurry of accelerated bookbuilds hit the Hong Kong market on Thursday night as issuers and investors squeeze through the last window for fundraising before companies go into earnings blackout and the Chinese New Year holidays.

  • US buyers rush Europe ECM on bargain hunt

    US buyers rush Europe ECM on bargain hunt

    US investors are behind the European equity capital markets’ flying start to the year. They are swarming deals, having been driven out of their home market by sky-high valuations and a volatile president fighting for political survival, reports Sam Kerr.

  • Investors pile into deals in strong week for ECM

    Investors pile into deals in strong week for ECM

    EMEA equity capital markets were on fire on Wednesday night, when almost €3bn of paper was priced, in a number of deals, strengthening the impression that January is turning out to be a productive month for EMEA ECM.

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