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  • Investec Group begins asset management spin-off

    Anglo-South African bank Investec Group has launched the spin-off of its asset management division, Ninety One ,on the London Stock Exchange.

    • 31 Jan 2020
  • Hong Kong bourse rejects Akeso IPO filing

    Hong Kong’s stock exchange has returned Chinese biotechnology firm Akeso’s listing application, a deal being sponsored by JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley.

    • 31 Jan 2020
  • BW Energy valued at up to $750m

    BW Offshore, the Norwegian operator of floating oil storage vessels, has fixed a price range for the Nkr1.659bn ($187m) listing of its exploration and production unit BW Energy on the Oslo Børs.

    • 29 Jan 2020
  • Calisen covered fast as investor meetings pay off

    The IPO of Calisen, the UK manufacturer of smart energy meters, was covered on its full size on the first day of marketing. Banks on the deal were pleased with the speed of the bookbuild and the quality of investors placing orders.

    • 29 Jan 2020
  • Updated: Indian state-backed ITI targets Rp14bn IPO

    Indian telecommunications company ITI has launched its IPO, looking to raise up to Rp14bn ($196.6m) in fresh equity.

    • 29 Jan 2020
  • Calisen begins bookbuilding for £300m London flotation after positive meetings

    Calisen Group, the UK operator of smart meters, has set a price range for its IPO on the London Stock Exchange, following a constructive investor education process. It will come at a discount to listed peers.

    • 28 Jan 2020
  • Cabot Square to float ESG infrastructure fund

    Cabot Square Alternatives, a new closed end investment fund focused on alternative infrastructure and property assets with an environmental, social and governance angle, has announced its intention to float on the London Stock Exchange.

    • 27 Jan 2020
  • Citic Capital blank cheque firm plans US IPO

    Citic Capital Acquisition Corp, a special purpose acquisition company (Spac), has filed for a $200m IPO. It is targeting companies in the energy efficiency, clean technology and sustainability sectors.

    • 24 Jan 2020
  • China’s Peijia Medical, Hepalink Pharma eye HK listings

    Peijia Medical and Shenzhen Hepalink Pharmaceutical Group Co have set the ball rolling for Hong Kong IPOs, having filed draft prospectuses with the city’s stock exchange.

    • 24 Jan 2020
  • PE seeks new exit as MiFID grinds public markets

    Private equity firms are looking at different ways of monetising their investments, rather than the usual IPO routes, as regulation makes smaller firms less viable in the public markets. Alternative capital providers outside the usual buyout community are also boosting their allocations to private assets.

    • 23 Jan 2020
  • IPO market loses green deal but banks hopeful of SRI issuance

    Zero-E the company that holds the wind, solar and thermal assets of Actividades de Construcción y Servicios has found a private buyer for its Spanish renewables assets, making an IPO unlikely.

    • 23 Jan 2020
  • Reverse mergers in focus as IPOs remain tricky

    More companies are exploring the possibility of passing into public ownership through a process known as a "reverse merger" rather through an initial public offering, according to senior equity capital markets lawyers.

    • 20 Jan 2020
  • Singapore’s Elite Commercial launches sterling Reit IPO

    Elite Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust has opened books for an IPO that could raise up to £130.7m ($169.7m), according to a source familiar with the matter.

    • 20 Jan 2020
  • Phoenix Tree goes below price range for $130m IPO

    Chinese co-living platform Phoenix Tree priced its US listing below the initial marketed range and reduced the size of its IPO, raising $129.6m. Its stock had a volatile start to trading last Friday.

    • 20 Jan 2020
  • Calisen presses ahead with first UK IPO of the year

    Calisen Group, the KKR-backed operator of smart meters, has confirmed its intention to float on the London Stock Exchange, formally launching the first major UK IPO of the year.

    • 17 Jan 2020
  • Central Retail preps record $2.4bn Thai IPO

    Thailand’s Central Retail Corp is on track to launch the country’s largest IPO, with bookbuilding for the deal set to open on January 20, according to a source familiar with the matter.

    • 17 Jan 2020
  • German ECM revival on the cards in 2020

    German equity capital markets are off to a flying start this year, buoyed by a rally in the DAX and renewed interest in European equities among US investors. There is renewed optimism about deals to come, including several of this year’s largest European IPOs.

    • 16 Jan 2020
  • Star board starts 2020 strong as pipeline builds

    The appeal of China’s Star market shows no sign of waning, with seven issuers already pricing their IPOs on the board this month and more companies joining the pipeline.

    • 15 Jan 2020
  • HK regulator lifts UBS’s IPO sponsor suspension early

    UBS can sponsor Hong Kong IPOs again, the city’s financial regulator announced on Tuesday after lifting a ban imposed on the bank in March last year.

    • 14 Jan 2020
  • India ECM: CAMS preps $200m IPO

    After an eventful start to the year, India’s equity capital markets are on track to host a number of deals in the first quarter, with Computer Age Management Services (CAMS) among the latest to file for an IPO.

    • 14 Jan 2020
  • UK dual class rule review 'makes sense'

    The UK government should consider consulting on changes to the country’s listing rules after Brexit to attract more high growth companies to the London Stock Exchange, including allowing dual class share structures on the premium segment, according to Claire Keast-Butler, a partner at Cooley in London

    • 13 Jan 2020
  • Hong Kong IPOs: Jiumaojiu closes hot, Huijing prices low

    Jiumaojiu International Holdings bagged HK$2.2bn ($283.3m) this week from its IPO after bulging retail and institutional books pushed pricing to the top of guidance, according to a source familiar with the matter.

    • 10 Jan 2020
  • Investors predict flatter markets and tricky year for IPOs

    Equity investors doubt that secondary markets will repeat the stellar performance of 2019 and are warning banks that IPO issuance, difficult last year, will not be any easier in 2020.

    • 09 Jan 2020
  • Calisen Group revives UK IPO market in 2020

    Calisen Group, the KKR-backed manufacturer of smart energy appliances, is preparing to raise £300m via an IPO on the London Stock Exchange, having announced its intention to float on Thursday.

    • 09 Jan 2020
  • Phoenix rises for $175m NYSE IPO

    Phoenix Tree Holdings, a Chinese co-living platform, has started taking orders for its up to $175m IPO on the New York Stock Exchange.

    • 09 Jan 2020
  • Esaf Small Finance lines up Rp9.8bn IPO

    Esaf Small Finance Bank has set the ball rolling for a Rp9.76bn ($135.6m) IPO, which will include fresh equity and a sale of existing stock.

    • 08 Jan 2020
  • Banks line up UK deals as investor sentiment strengthens

    Equity capital markets bankers are looking to bring several UK transactions to market over the next month and are hoping that investor risk appetite, healthy at the end of 2019, will allow them to get off to a quick start to the new year.

    • 07 Jan 2020
  • HK-listed firms prep Star board spin-offs

    The Shanghai Stock Exchange’s Star board is set to welcome two new companies, as Waison Holdings and Shanghai Electric Group plan to list subsidiaries on China's Nasdaq-style market.

    • 07 Jan 2020
  • US blacklisted-Megvii wins approval for Hong Kong IPO

    Chinese artificial intelligence company Megvii Technology is moving forward with its plan to list in Hong Kong, after getting the go-ahead from the city’s stock exchange, according to two sources close to the transaction.

    • 07 Jan 2020
  • Banks consider delaying Middle East ECM deals as US/Iran tension grows

    A weekend of hostile rhetoric between Iran and the US has caused equity capital markets bankers to consider delaying new deals from the Middle East despite a healthy issuance pipeline, over fears that the two countries are gearing up for war.

    • 06 Jan 2020
  • MicroPort plans to spin off CardioFlow unit

    Hong Kong-listed MicroPort Scientific Corp is looking at spinning off and listing its heart treatment subsidiary, according to a stock exchange filing.

    • 06 Jan 2020
  • Chinese biotech firm I-Mab launches $111m US listing

    I-Mab, a China-based biopharmaceutical company, has kicked off the roadshow for its up to $111.1m Nasdaq IPO, more than two months after filing draft documents with the US regulator.

    • 06 Jan 2020
  • Central China New Life eyes Q1 IPO

    Property manager Central China New Life is planning to list in Hong Kong in the first quarter, said a source familiar with the transaction.

    • 03 Jan 2020
  • E-cigarette maker Smoore plans $500m-plus HK listing

    Smoore International Holdings, a manufacturer of vaping technology, is lining up a Hong Kong IPO of more than $500m in the first quarter of 2020, according to a source familiar with the matter.

    • 03 Jan 2020
  • Sports ECM boom expected after Juventus rights issue

    Italian football club Juventus completed a €300m rights issue at the end of December and sources say renewed investor interest in sport could herald more equity capital markets transactions going forward.

    • 02 Jan 2020
  • Mindspace lines up India’s second Reit IPO

    Blackstone-backed Mindspace Business Parks Real Estate Investment Trust (Reit) is preparing an IPO of new and existing stock, set to be just the second listing from the asset class in India.

    • 02 Jan 2020
  • Hong Kong IPO flow starts strong in 2020

    It is set to be a busy start to 2020 for the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with three live IPOs in the market. The most recent launch came from Shanghai Gench Education Group, which hit the road with a HK$773m ($99.2m) deal on Thursday.

    • 02 Jan 2020
  • Pakistan overhauls IPO rules to revive market

    Pakistan has started the year by rejigging rules for IPOs in the country, in a bid to revive its fledgling stock market by attracting more listings.

    • 02 Jan 2020