Sell side Monthly archive

Dec 26, 2018
Early boost in US IPOs lost by year-end
US IPOs benefited from an early boost that was maintained throughout most of 2018, but dramatically slowed then halted from November as a huge stock-market sell-off and volatility caused IPO applicants to postpone deals. Overall, a total of 191 companies went public in the US in 2018, raising $46.8 bn – a rise from last year’s 160 IPOs and $35.5 bn of proceeds, according to data from Renaissance Capital. But a closer look at the numbers reveals that IPOs ...
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Dec 19, 2018
Advisory Intelligence: The shape of rates to come
Sponsored content The role of low interest rates has been a big point of economic debate, with a 2017 IMF report warning that maintaining them at such low rates could put the global financial sector at risk. Chris Scully, a Chicago-based analyst at Nasdaq IR Intelligence, understands this message. ‘A prolonged period of low interest rates is not really healthy for the market, because what we start seeing are investors taking too much risk. Also from a bus...
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Dec 11, 2018
How IROs are managing debt relationships
Innovative corporate capital raising, particularly in the tech sector, is blurring the distinction between public and private companies. It is also eroding the line between debt and equity holdings. Non-voting stocks look and feel like a bond without the guarantees, and bondholders respond to their increasing weight in companies with a growing interest in corporate governance and management issues. Symptomatically, the Financial Times reported this year tha...
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Dec 11, 2018
Hong Kong set to win global IPO crown
Hong Kong is set to take the global IPO crown this year for the most money raised in stock market flotations, narrowly beating competitor bourse the NYSE, according to London-based financial analytics firm Dealogic. Companies listing in Hong Kong have sold shares worth $31.4 bn so far this year, the highest total in eight years, compared with $30.2 bn o...
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Dec 04, 2018
European companies pull listing plans at fastest rate in seven years
European companies are pulling their plans to list shares at the quickest rate in seven years, citing weak markets and a poor appetite from investors for new issues, according to data from London-based financial analytics firm Dealogic. Already this year, 45 IPOs worth more than a mammoth $10.1 bn have been abandoned. That is a rise from just 12 IPOs estimated at $4.6 bn that were withdrawn in the same period last year. These include Dutch car leasing company...
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