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  • Shawbrook CEO Pyman takes break following strain of IPO Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, May 21, 2015 17:45 BST

    New British bank Shawbrook said Chief Executive Richard Pyman had taken a temporary leave of absence due to illness and appointed finance chief Tom Wood as interim CEO. The bank said Pyman, who has served ...

  • Ireland's eircom says rejected 3.3 bln euro takeover offer Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, May 19, 2015 18:46 BST

    Irish telecoms firm eircom said on Tuesday it had rejected a takeover offer of between 3.2 billion to 3.3 billion euros from an unnamed bidder because it undervalued the business. Eircom last year pulled out of a possible initial public offering (IPO) having appointed investment banks to examine what would have been a …

  • Dutch government seeks 2015 listing for ABN Amro - minister Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, May 19, 2015 15:57 BST

    A stock market listing for nationalised bank ABN Amro is back on the agenda for this year, Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem said on Tuesday. Dijsselbloem, in a weekly interview with RTL Nieuws, said the bank was ready for an initial public offering (IPO) and that he would discuss the matter with the cabinet. …

  • MEDIA-UK's Biffa appoints Rothschild to prepare for IPO - Sky News Reuters - UK Focus - Sun, May 17, 2015 20:46 BST

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  • UK's Clydesdale Bank's H1 profit up on one-off restructuring gain Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, May 15, 2015 10:46 BST

    Clydesdale Bank Plc (IPO-CLBP.L) reported a 53 percent jump in first-half pretax profit as the Glasgow-based lender benefited from a one-off gain from capital restructuring last year and lower impairment losses on credit exposures. Clydesdale Bank, which is the UK retail and commercial banking business of National Australia …

  • Money talks, IPO reform walks as China stocks rally AFP - Wed, May 13, 2015 11:45 BST
    Money talks, IPO reform walks as China stocks rally

    Investors chat as they monitor stock prices at a securities brokerage in Shanghai on May 12, 2015

  • U.K. Tech Firms Looking Across The Atlantic for Growth The Wall Street Journal - Wed, May 13, 2015 10:20 BST

    Adaptimmune Ltd, a U.K. biotechnology company that is working on treatments that use a patient’s own immune system to combat cancer, raised $191 million from an initial public offering of shares priced at the top end of expectations on Tuesday night.

  • Urenco Hunts Chair Ahead Of £10bn State Sale Sky News - Tue, May 12, 2015 18:37 BST
    Urenco Hunts Chair Ahead Of £10bn State Sale

    The chairman of Urenco, the uranium processor jointly owned by the UK and two other European states, is preparing to step down, adding a fresh complication to a long-running £10bn privatisation plan. Sky News has learnt that headhunters - thought to be from Egon Zehnder International - have been appointed to identify a …

  • British online estate agent Purplebricks eyes IPO in 2016 Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, May 12, 2015 18:32 BST

    Purplebricks, a British online estate agency backed by fund manager Neil Woodford, plans an initial public offering in the second quarter of 2016, a non-executive director of the company said on Tuesday. Before listing on London's Alternative Investment Market (AIM), the company plans to raise up to 10 million pounds  …

  • Strong institutional demand for NAB in huge capital raise

    National Australia Bank is offering 194 million new shares to raise Aus$5.5 billion

  • US STOCKS-Wall St slips on Greece, China worries; energy stocks lower Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, May 11, 2015 18:32 BST

    U.S. stocks were broadly down in afternoon trading on Monday on worries about Greece's precarious financial condition and slowing growth in China, while energy stocks fell on weaker oil prices. The U.S. ...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St mixed on Greece, China worries; energy stocks down Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, May 11, 2015 16:50 BST

    Wall Street was mixed in morning trading on Monday amid worries about Greece's precarious financial condition and slowing growth in China, while energy stocks fell on weaker oil prices. The U.S. stock ...

  • Top Egypt medical firm sees London IPO 11 times oversubscribed Reuters - UK Focus - Sun, May 10, 2015 13:47 BST

    The initial public offering of Egypt's largest medical diagnostics company on the London Stock Exchange was 11.2 times oversubscribed, the advising bank said on Sunday, suggesting heavy foreign appetite ...

  • Clydesdale Set To Split From Oz Parent Bank Sky News - Thu, May 7, 2015 22:43 BST
    Clydesdale Set To Split From Oz Parent Bank

    Clydesdale Bank is set to be hived off from its Australian parent company and then floated on the stock market. The split of the Glasgow-based high street lender from National Australia Bank (NAB) is planned to go through by the end of the year. Up to 30% of Clydesdale, which includes Yorkshire Bank, will be sold off  …

  • Advent brings IPO of perfume chain Douglas forward - sources Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, May 7, 2015 16:37 BST

    Buyout group Advent is bringing forward the planned flotation of German perfume retail chain Douglas, anxious not to miss the right moment for such a deal, which hinges on the mood of equity markets. The ...

  • National Australia Bank reveals plan to spin off Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks by the end of the year

  • BUZZ-Verseon: U.S. biotech firm gains after $100 mln London IPO Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, May 7, 2015 09:06 BST

    ** California-based biotech firm Verseon raises 65.8 million pounds through listing on London's AIM market, making reversal of common pattern of European life science firms floating on Nasdaq ** Shares ...

  • NAB in Australia's largest ever capital raise AFP - Thu, May 7, 2015 08:09 BST
    NAB in Australia's largest ever capital raise

    National Australia Bank has announced plans to raise Aus$5.5 billion in capital and demerge its British banking business as it posted a 20.4% jump in half-year net profit

  • Sir Andrew Witty: there is 'an increase in optimism' in HIV drugs division and no plans to list it soon

  • GuruScreen Movers - May 5th: Focus on IPOs Stockopedia - Tue, May 5, 2015 19:47 BST
    GuruScreen Movers - May 5th: Focus on IPOs

    Can investors take advantage of an IPO? IPOs only happen once for each company, so we may feel that they are 'once in a lifetime opportunities'. Some IPOs rocket and their share prices just keep rising. ...

  • Ex Sportingbet chief launches IPO for Stride Gaming Sharecast - Tue, May 5, 2015 14:51 BST

    Online bingo company Stride Gaming, led by former Sportingbet chief Nigel Payne, has announced plans for flotation on the London Stock Exchange's AIM segment to take advantage of regulatory changes in ...

  • Goldin stocks rise after Hong Kong collapse

    Hong Kong's main index closed down 368.28 points or 1.31 percent at 27,755.54, tracking falling China stocks

  • Asian bourses drift as IPOs roil China stocks AFP - Tue, May 5, 2015 12:20 BST
    Goldin stocks rise after Hong Kong collapse

    Hong Kong's main index slid 1.0% by mid-session on May 5, 2015, tracking China stocks

  • MEDIA-Goldman, Barclays, RBC asked to pitch Hydro One IPO - Bloomberg Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Apr 30, 2015 18:10 BST

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  • EQT picks adviser for German fashion group IPO - sources Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Apr 30, 2015 16:34 BST

    Private equity group EQT has picked an adviser for the planned divestment of its German women's fashion group CBR, two people familiar with the potential 1.2 billion euro deal said. Rothschild will help ...

  • Over-50s tour operator and insurance provider Saga impressed the market with its maiden annual full-year results, driven by good performances in its motor insurance, travel and financial services.

  • Biotechs seek cross-over to public markets Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Apr 28, 2015 20:46 BST

    By Robert Sherwood NEW YORK, April 28 - Early-stage biotech companies continue to find a favorable bid in both the private and public markets. Continuing the trend of late-stage crossover rounds, Adaptimmune ...

  • European shares slide as Atlas Copco and Commerzbank fall Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Apr 28, 2015 15:23 BST

    European equities fell on Tuesday following some weaker-than-expected corporate updates, with mining equipment group Atlas Copco sliding after results while a new share issue hit Commerzbank. Commerzbank ...

  • European shares stumble as UPM-Kymmene and Commerzbank fall Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Apr 28, 2015 11:24 BST

    European equities fell on Tuesday following some weaker-than-expected corporate updates, with paper maker UPM-Kymmene slipping after results while a new share issue hit Commerzbank. Commerzbank dropped ...

  • LeapFrog leads $45 mln investment in Indonesia's Reliance Capital Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Apr 28, 2015 10:23 BST

    Private equity firm LeapFrog Investments is leading a $45 million investment in Indonesian financial services provider Reliance Capital Management with the intention of taking it public, a senior executive told Reuters. LeapFrog's first investment in Indonesia is aimed at tapping the rising middle class in Southeast Asia's …

  • Facebook’s share price tumbled by more than 50pc in the months following its flotation on the Nasdaq in May 2012.

  • Train maker, telecoms towers business join Spanish IPO rush Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Apr 23, 2015 16:49 BST

    Train manufacturer Talgo and telecoms towers business Cellnex on Thursday released details for May stock market listings, the latest Spanish companies rushing to take advantage of favourable market conditions ...

  • Slovakia aims to raise up to 1 bln euros from Telekom IPO Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Apr 21, 2015 12:01 BST

    Slovakia launched a public offering of its 49 percent stake in former monopoly Slovak Telekom on Tuesday, looking to raise up to 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) from the sale. The price range for the initial public offering (IPO) was set at 17.7-23.6 euros per share, confirming a Reuters report from Friday, valuing the …

  • British online estate agent easyProperty plans to raise funds Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Apr 21, 2015 11:30 BST

    EasyProperty, a British online real estate agent co-founded by businessman Stelios Haji-Ioannou, plans a share placement or initial public offering in the second half of the year to raise funds to expand in Europe, its chief executive said. The company, which helps customers let out their houses in England and Wales, intends …

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