Capital Markets

  • January 23, 2014

    Deals Rumor Mill: GE, Air France, BC Partners

    GE is looking to unload $1 billion in private equity stakes to comply with the Volcker Rule, while Air France could give Alitalia a much-needed boost — but only if the sputtering Italian carrier follows its plan.

  • January 23, 2014

    Apollo-Backed Prestige Cruises Files For $250M IPO

    Private equity-backed cruise line Prestige Cruises International Inc. on Wednesday filed plans for an initial public offering of common stock in hopes of raising up to $250 million.

  • January 22, 2014

    Nasdaq Blasts UBS Appeal Over $350M Facebook IPO Claims

    Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. urged the Second Circuit on Tuesday to reject UBS Securities LLC's bid to revive a $350 million arbitration over the exchange's alleged breach of an agreement for mishandling Facebook Inc.'s initial public offering.

  • January 22, 2014

    Deals Rumor Mill: Xstrata, Bain Capital, IBM

    The former head of Xstrata is targeting $3 billion in investments for his new mining venture, while Bain Capital's $2 billion bid for TI Automotive could be in trouble.

  • January 17, 2014

    Shareholder Activism May Jolt Restaurant Property Deals

    A recent surge in shareholder activism targeting chain restaurants has put a spotlight on the industry's sizable real estate holdings, and attorneys say the attention could spur a bump in property deals over the coming months.

  • January 16, 2014

    Insurer Aegon Sells $137M Stake In SVG Capital

    Insurance company Aegon has reduced its ownership stake in SVG Capital from 15.4 percent to 7.9 percent by selling 20 million ordinary shares for £84 million ($137.4 million), according to a Thursday statement to the London Stock Exchange by JPMorgan Chase & Co., which assisted in the placement.

  • January 15, 2014

    Volcker Relief Welcome, But Concerns Remain, Industry Says

    A recent interim regulation that largely exempted collateralized debt obligations backed by "trust-preferred securities" from the Volcker Rule was a welcome move, but the financial industry remains concerned about other aspects of the rule, industry representatives told lawmakers Wednesday.

  • January 15, 2014

    Hogan Lovells Expands In Brazil With Capital Markets Pro

    Hogan Lovells has added a second Brazil outpost, in Sao Paulo, with the hire of a capital markets veteran from Clifford Chance, the firm said Wednesday.

  • January 15, 2014

    Deals Rumor Mill: Time Warner, Carlyle, Aeropostale

    Some of Time Warner Cable's biggest shareholders remain open to a blockbuster tie-up with rival Charter Communications, while Carlyle landed a moneymaking Johnson & Johnson unit for $4 billion.

  • January 15, 2014

    Calif. Appeals Court Again Denies Bid For UC Regents Docs

    A California appeals court on Tuesday said it won't reconsider its December decision not to force the University of California to turn over confidential financial documents from two venture capital firms to news agency Reuters America LLC.

  • January 10, 2014

    IPO Market To Stay Ripe For PE Sales After Banner Year

    Investment firms took their portfolio companies public in droves last year, raking in substantial gains from a U.S. stock market that looked its best since the financial crisis. Experts say the successful run was more than a blip, with prospects remaining strong for the foreseeable future.

  • January 9, 2014

    Santander Unit’s $1.56B IPO Offers Payday For PE Backers

    The private equity backers of Banco Santander SA’s U.S. auto loan unit are seeking to raise $1.56 billion in an initial public offering of 65.2 million shares, the company said Thursday.

  • January 9, 2014

    Greenberg Traurig Adds Corporate Partner In NY

    Greenberg Traurig LLP on Tuesday announced it has added a corporate attorney with a range of experience advising financial institutions, private equity funds and other companies across securities issuances, merger and acquisition deals, and regulatory matters, bolstering its New York office.

  • January 8, 2014

    City Office REIT Aims For $115M IPO

    Private equity-controlled City Office REIT Inc. is pursuing an initial public offering of common stock to raise $115 million, the company said in regulatory documents filed Tuesday.

  • January 6, 2014

    Regulators' Retreat May Spur New Volcker Fights

    An unexpected legal challenge to the Volcker Rule from community banks has spurred regulators to consider still more tweaks to the controversial provision, a regulatory stance that experts say could make it easier for other trade groups to launch assaults against the sweeping regulation.

  • January 6, 2014

    Cooley Guides PE-Backed Helicopter Co. In $529M IPO

    The parent company of CHC Helicopter Corp., the largest commercial helicopter operator in the world, is making an initial public offering for a minority stake in the company that could raise as much as $529 million, the company said in regulatory filings Monday.

  • January 6, 2014

    Bingham Nabs Davis Polk Derivatives Partner For NY Office

    Bingham McCutchen LLP has added a derivatives specialist as partner in its New York office, giving a strong boost to its finance and transactional practices, the firm announced Monday.

  • January 6, 2014

    Deals Rumor Mill: Time Warner, Liberty, KKR

    Charter Communications has put a ceiling on its Time Warner bid that's well below the company's $150-per-share asking price, while Carlyle and KKR are jockeying for a piece of a billion-dollar Brazilian firm.

  • January 3, 2014

    TPG-Backed IMS Seeking $100M In Return To Public Markets

    Private equity-backed IMS Health Holdings Inc. in a late Thursday filing outlined plans to raise $100 million in an initial public offering that would put the pharmaceutical data provider back under public ownership.

  • January 2, 2014

    Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Now Biggest USG Shareholder

    Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. became the largest shareholder in USG Corp. after the building products company announced plans to redeem $243.8 million in convertible notes it purchased during the financial crisis, according to a Thursday U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.