Corporate Financing week

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Corporate Financing Analysis - US Witnesses Its Own Lock-Up Expiry Period In H215 - 27 JULY 2015

Activity in the US equity capital market (ECM) has started off H215 in the same manner as it closed the first half, with plenty of deals. In the same vein as the European ECM market, we point to activity in the secondary market being driven by a large number of initial public offering (IPO) lock-up periods reaching maturity following their predetermined 90 to 180 prohibited stock selling peri...

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Corporate Financing Analysis - The Great European Lock-Up Expiration Of H215 - 20 JULY 2015

The European IPO arena may be disappointing underwriters this year (activity is down 20.8% y-o-y, according to Thomson Reuters data), but the secondary market is about to get a much-welcomed injection of liquidity in the second half. To be sure, a glut of European initial public offering (IPO) lock-ups will be passing their expiration dates and unloading upon the market in H215. While lock-ups...

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