Private Equity

  • Not an Ideal Standard: shaky HY deal scrapes through

    Not an Ideal Standard: shaky HY deal scrapes through

    Troubled Belgian bathroom fixtures firm Ideal Standard has struggled to sell high yield bonds, slashing the size of its deal and yanking up the yield. Meanwhile, the transaction is down at least three points on the first day of trading.

  • ‘Oversubscribed’ Bridgepoint to finish at top

    ‘Oversubscribed’ Bridgepoint to finish at top

    The IPO of Bridgepoint Group was set on Monday to be priced at the top of its range — a boon for Europe’s equity capital markets ahead of an expected dip in activity over the summer.

  • IPO market set for September pile-up after chaotic second quarter

    IPO market set for September pile-up after chaotic second quarter

    Equity investors may finally, after months of being deluged with new listings, be about to get a break in August from the relentless deal activity that has defined the year. But they will come back in September to a market so busy that bankers believe bringing a deal then will be impossible for any companies that have not already committed to doing so, writes Sam Kerr.

  • Bridgepoint IPO speeds out of the gates

    Bridgepoint IPO speeds out of the gates

    Bridgepoint Group, the UK private equity firm, has officially opened books on its London IPO. It has had a strong start, receiving huge demand from investors during the investor education process.

  • Bridgepoint IPO proving popular in early marketing

    Bridgepoint IPO proving popular in early marketing

    Bridgepoint Group, the UK private equity group, is garnering strong interest for its IPO on the London Stock Exchange. Sources close to the deal said that it coming so late in what has been a tricky summer deal window surprised some but that investors have warmed quickly to it.

  • European IPO pipeline retains tech focus as Covid variants spread

    European IPO pipeline retains tech focus as Covid variants spread

    European IPO bankers have renewed their focus on bringing growth-orientated technology companies to market in the autumn, rather than cyclical firms, as fears over the continuing spread of Covid-19 leading to a fresh wave of lockdowns at the end of the year persist.

  • Green ECM momentum builds with GreenVolt IPO

    Green ECM momentum builds with GreenVolt IPO

    The renaissance of renewable energy companies in the equity capital markets grew on Monday with the IPO of GreenVolt, the Portuguese biomass energy company, which is set to wrap up its listing on the Lisbon stock exchange.

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