IPOs

  • Oil price war confirms what investors feared about Saudi Aramco

    Oil price war confirms what investors feared about Saudi Aramco

    Saudi Aramco’s IPO last year was a historic event for the company and its owner, Saudi Arabia, but despite a record $29.4bn being raised at IPO, international investors stayed away. They had demanded that the shares offered a discount to other listed oil majors, in part because of the political risk associated with the company. The fact it is now a tool in Saudi Arabia’s oil price war with Russia will have vindicated many in their decision to sit out the deal.

  • Covid-19 crushes ECM aspirations for 2020

    Covid-19 crushes ECM aspirations for 2020

    Equity capital markets in Europe got off to a great start in the first quarter of 2020, but any optimism about more deal flow has swiftly been killed off by the onset of a global equity market sell-off sparked by the spread of the coronavirus across the globe and the shutdown of major economies.

  • Remote ECM bankers cannot switch off

    Remote ECM bankers cannot switch off

    Equity capital markets are adjusting to life in quarantine, with most bankers saying they are well set up to work remotely during Covid-19 lockdowns. Even syndicate bankers, natural sceptics to home working, are starting to have faith that business can be done at a distance.

  • FDJ IPO wins big at GlobalCapital equity awards

    FDJ IPO wins big at GlobalCapital equity awards

    GlobalCapital may not have been able to celebrate its Equity Capital Markets Awards in person with the winners this year but we are no less delighted to be able to reveal who they are and those winners are no less deserving for it. We fully intend that the dinner will return next year but for the meantime, here are some of the highlights from this year’s crop. Our congratulations to all.

  • Equity investors not ready to call the bottom

    Equity investors not ready to call the bottom

    US and European stocks rallied this week, recovering some of the losses suffered during the worst equity market sell-off since the 2008 financial crisis, but investors are not ready to pile back into the market yet, fearful of the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in the United States.

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