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Abhinav Ramnarayan

Hollywood visual effects firm DNEG plans London IPO as Brexit looms

15 Oct 2019

Oscar-winning special effects firm DNEG aims to start taking investor orders in early November for its London listing, a source familiar with the transaction said, as the Oct. 31 deadline for Britain's departure from the European Union loomed.

KKR mandates banks for defence supplier Hensoldt's IPO - sources

15 Oct 2019

FRANKFURT Private equity firm KKR is advancing with preparations for a stock market flotation of German defence supplier Hensoldt in a deal potentially valuing the company at more than 2 billion euros ($2.2 billion), people close to the matter said.

Ripe for a fall: private equity debt rush stokes bond market fears

15 Oct 2019

LONDON A growing number of private equity firms are taking advantage of Europe's buoyant bond market to extract money from companies they hold by loading them with debt, prompting some investors to warn the fixed income rally is nearing its peak.

Helios Towers provides relief to jittery IPO market with steady London debut

15 Oct 2019

LONDON Shares in African mobile networks operator Helios Towers were up slightly on their market debut in London on Tuesday, providing some relief to a jittery market for initial public offerings.

Kazakhstan's Kaspi.kz pulls London listing blaming market conditions

07 Oct 2019

LONDON Kazakh financial group Kaspi.kz said on Monday it was postponing a London listing due to market conditions, reviving concerns about initial public offerings (IPOs) in Europe.

Global Blue prepares for possible 1 billion euro IPO this year: sources

03 Oct 2019

LONDON/ZURICH Shopping tax refund firm Global Blue is preparing for a possible 1 billion euro ($1.1 billion) initial public offering in Amsterdam this year as investors show renewed signs of interest in new listings, four sources familiar with the matter said.

Metro Bank shares up more than 30% on new bond deal, chairman's exit

02 Oct 2019

LONDON Shares in troubled British lender Metro Bank rose by more than 30% on Wednesday after it announced the successful relaunch of a 300 million pound bond deal and the exit of its chairman and founder Vernon Hill.

Big name IPOs in third quarter brighten gloom for equity market fundraising

30 Sep 2019

LONDON A couple of hefty share listings in Europe and the return of AB InBev's Asian unit float in the third quarter of 2019 brought some hope to a global IPO market battered by political volatility and downbeat global growth expectations.

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