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Loose Lips Over Ferrari's IPO Not Enough To Derail Deal

Law360, New York (October 21, 2015, 8:57 PM EDT) -- Though Ferrari's initial public offering was highly anticipated, the most interesting thing about the IPO wasn't the price but the behind-the-scenes controversy over whether an underwriter's CEO violated the "quiet period" rules in the runup.

The runup to the deal had sparked controversy after UBS Group AG Chief Executive Officer Sergio Ermotti told Bloomberg News and an Italian news service Oct. 1 that it was "almost impossible to think that Ferrari IPO can't be successful" while the stock offering was in its so-called quiet period. Ermotti also called the offering "un grande momento" — a great moment — for Ferrari in...

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