Topics: IPO

Can Fintech Conquer the B2B Sector?

Can Fintech Conquer the B2B Sector?

When it comes to investing in the financial sector, venture capital and private equity have long been less keen on interesting in B2B companies. But McKinsey & Co’s latest research suggest things might be changing and investors are now targeting financing solution for both buyers and suppliers, together with automated account management tools. Can fintech conquer the B2B sector?   [...]

Private Equity Brews Another Big Investment

Private Equity Brews Another Big Investment

TSG Consumer Partners announced it has bought a stake in a UK craft beer company. The deal leaves the US private equity firm with a 22.3% stake in BrewDog, with the brewer already considering an initial public offering.   The deal's finer details   BrewDog started in 2007 when founders James Watt and Martin Dickie began their venture in the [...]

Survey: Private Equity Fund Managers See a Sunnier 2017

Survey: Private Equity Fund Managers See a Sunnier ...

A study of private equity fund managers and their perspectives of the future show the industry could be facing a sunnier 2017. BDO’s Eight Annual Perspective Private Equity Study found fund managers optimistic about the year ahead. The trust for better days ahead comes after volatile 2016.   Private equity industry had a challenging year in 2016. PitchBook estimated the [...]

Record-breaking – From Seed to Market Dominance, Dealmaking Reaches New Highs

Record-breaking – From Seed to Market ...

The superlatives are flying this week as analysts and companies describe the latest rush of deal activity and news. Here is a roundup of just five of the biggest, the largest, most audacious and record-breaking totals.   Biggest Year on Record for US M&A Market … and Highest Volume Year to Date Ever   A record number (45) of deals [...]

Private Equity to Test Investor Appetite in Australia

Private Equity to Test Investor Appetite in ...

  The volatile stock market has resulted in a muted investor appetite, but private equity-backed companies have remained a bit more upbeat. While initial public offerings have not been the chosen route for many firms, especially in Australia, the mood might be about to change.   Private equity firm, Pacific Equity Partners (PEP), has launched its IPO of Link Group, [...]

IPOs Remain Strong Thanks to Private Equity

IPOs Remain Strong Thanks to Private Equity

  The market turmoil over the summer has certainly received not just a number of big headlines, but also investors’ attention. The Chinese stock market suffered the deepest one-day drop of all times and the Dow Jones Industrial Average also plummeted by nearly as much as 1,000 points during the third quarter.   While the volatile market conditions have certainly [...]

Bain Looking for £1bn Flotation for UK Brick Company

Bain Looking for £1bn Flotation for UK Brick ...

  Private equity firm Bain is set to help the UK brick company, Ibstock, list on the stock exchange. Ibstock is among the UK’s oldest and largest brick companies and the initial public offering is expected to raise around £1 billion. The IPO comes just less than a year after the company was taken private by the private equity firm. [...]

Are US IPOs at an Inflection Point?

Are US IPOs at an Inflection Point?

  The initial public offerings in the US have been reaching great levels in recent years. But newly published research suggests, the market might be about to turn. This could mean private equity firms won’t have as many lucrative exit opportunities during the second half of the year and the start of next year.   Renaissance Capital’s Research   According [...]

Bridgepoint Looking to Boost Pret-a-Manger’s Profits Pre-IPO

Bridgepoint Looking to Boost Pret-a-Manger’s ...

  The British sandwich and coffee chain, Pret-a-Manger might be looking to list next year. The private equity owners of the chain are hoping to improve the company’s fortunes before listing and are even considering a US-listing, according to latest reports.   The Listing Rumours   Pret-a-Manger or Pret, as the company is nicknamed, is considering a 2016 initial public [...]

Could Private Equity be Ready to Cash in?

Could Private Equity be Ready to Cash in?

  Private equity industry has seen its fair share of both bad and good exits, with holding times telling a lot about the investments’ success. But the financial crisis of 2008 caused plenty of headaches for many firms and funds’ holding times have seen an increase. But could a string of big initial public offerings of the summer from pre-crisis [...]

China’s IPO Freeze Open Doors to Private Equity

China’s IPO Freeze Open Doors to Private Equity

  China’s stock market has made big headlines in all the right as well as the wrong reasons. While the country is trying to solve the problems by freezing new company initial public offerings, private equity and other alternative financing options have moved in to provide equity for companies.   Private Equity Firms Step In   China’s share prices saw [...]

Why Cerberus Won’t Cash Out Yet Despite Albertson’s IPO

Why Cerberus Won’t Cash Out Yet Despite ...

  America’s second largest grocery store chain has announced its plans for initial public offering (IPO). According to the reports, its private equity owner might be on the verge of a huge pay-out, but the firm might not cash out of the venture just yet.   The IPO Plans   The company filed for the IPO after it merged with [...]

Global IPO Activity Slows – Blame Placed on Private Equity

Global IPO Activity Slows – Blame Placed on ...

  The most recent data shows, global initial public offering (IPO) activity is cooling down, with lack of big private equity deals being blamed for the slowdown during the first part of the year. Although the second quarter has seen IPO numbers pick up a little, overall results suggest private equity-backed deals have continued to remain subdued.   The Latest [...]

Private Equity Firm to Retain Stake in Costa Group After IPO

Private Equity Firm to Retain Stake in Costa Group ...

  Fruit and vegetable group and supplier, Costa Group, is heading towards an initial public offering within the next month. The company, which is Australia’s biggest in the sector, is expected to offer around 60% of its shares as part of the listing. Private equity firm Paine & Partners is reportedly going to hold on to a 20% stake in [...]

Should PE owners of Worldpay list or sell?

Should PE owners of Worldpay list or sell?

The payment processing company, Worldpay, announced last week it is preparing for an IPO. But reports over the weekend suggest the PE-backed company might receive a bid from JP Morgan. The British company, Worldpay, announced last week it is preparing for an initial public offering, but reports over the weekend suggest the company might yet to go down a different route. Whatever [...]