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Dasha Afanasieva

Breakingviews - Oleg Deripaska’s En+ deal is more sour than sweet

23 Jan 2019

LONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) - Oleg Deripaska has become a political football. A pre-Christmas deal with the U.S. Treasury to lift sanctions on the Russian oligarch’s power group En+ has riled Democrats worried about the Kremlin’s influence in domestic politics. While the deal contains multiple grey areas, the overall upshot looks sufficiently black and white.

Europe is biggest drag in slump in 2018 equity raising

21 Dec 2018

LONDON European equity raising slowed sharply in 2018, making it the biggest drag on falling global activity, Refinitiv data showed on Friday, as political uncertainty and growth concerns made it harder to persuade investors to buy stock.

Macquarie nearing sale of Poland's Gdansk port terminal to SWF-led group: sources

20 Dec 2018

LONDON/WARSAW A consortium of investors including the Poland's sovereign wealth fund PFR is close to buying the country's DCT Gdansk port terminal, owned by the infrastructure fund of Australia's Macquarie, three sources familiar with the matter said.

UPDATE 1-Investing platform AJ Bell's shares jump 9 pct in London debut

07 Dec 2018

LONDON, Dec 7 Britain's AJ Bell bucked a trend of lacklustre European initial public offerings (IPOs), as the investment platform provider's shares jumped more than 9 percent in their market debut on the London Stock Exchange on Friday.

Investing platform AJ Bell to trade in London after $860 mln IPO

07 Dec 2018

LONDON, Dec 7 Britain's AJ Bell is set to trade on the London Stock Exchange on Friday, after an initial public offering (IPO) that valued the investment platform provider at up to 675 million pounds ($863 million).

Spanish online bank WiZink looks to float in 2019 -sources

05 Dec 2018

FRANKFURT/LONDON/MADRID, Dec 5 Investment firm Varde Partners is planning to float its Spanish online bank WiZink next year, with investment banks UBS and Goldman Sachs likely to be selected as IPO coordinators, people close to the matter said.

London court throws out PrivatBank case against former shareholders

04 Dec 2018

LONDON A London court ruled on Tuesday that it had no jurisdiction in a case pitting PrivatBank against its two former main shareholders, representing a setback in efforts by Ukraine's largest lender to claw back money it says was lost to fraud.

REFILE-Permira's debt business nears record 3 bln euros for latest fund - sources

30 Nov 2018

LONDON, Nov 30 Private markets asset manager Permira's debt business is close to raising around 3 billion euros ($3.4 billion) for its latest credit fund, two sources told Reuters, in what would be its largest ever and one of the biggest in Europe this year.

Russia hopes for IPO renaissance after worst year in a decade

22 Nov 2018

MOSCOW/LONDON Russian companies remain committed to planned stock market listings in 2019, sources and bankers say, despite the country's worst year for equity sales in a decade.

UAE's Finablr hires banks for IPO, listing in London – sources

22 Nov 2018

ABU DHABI/LONDON United Arab Emirates-based payments and foreign exchange company Finablr has hired JP Morgan and Barclays as global coordinators for its listing in the first half of 2019 on the London Stock Exchange, three sources told Reuters.

World News

Maduro rival Guaido claims Venezuela presidency with U.S. backing

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president on Wednesday, winning the backing of Washington and many Latin American nations and prompting socialist Nicolas Maduro, who has led the oil-rich nation since 2013, to break relations with the United States.