30 August, 2019

A new agenda for Europe: capital markets union, sustainability and IPOs

Europe is a global leader when it comes to opportunities, innovation, job creation and industrial output. To support the objective of growth and creation of jobs which are at the core of the EU agenda...

22 August, 2018

Uber boosts IPO plan after long-awaited CFO appointment

Uber has filled its CFO role after a three-year hiatus, in a move that has pushed forward the possibility of the taxi-booking business undertaking an initial public offering (IPO). Nelson Chai, who...
Hong Kong Stock Exchange, HKEX

28 February, 2018

Hong Kong Stock Exchange proposes allowing dual class shares

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange has proposed allowing IPOs with "weighted voting rights", including dual class shares, in a package to reform corporate governance for the territory. The move is widely...

13 October, 2017

Debt and riskier punts push takeover values close to European IPOs

The availability of debt has pushed the total value of company takeovers close to that of IPOs on European stock markets. Some $30.8bn (£23.2bn)-worth of companies were bought out in the last year...

1 August, 2017

S&P bars companies from indices over voting rights concern

Companies with multiple share class structures will be barred from inclusion in major stock indices, over concern that they treat shareholders "unequally". The US-based S&P Composite 1500 and i...
Philippines, Metro Manila, Makati

5 July, 2017

Legal and Regulatory Roundup – Europe & Asia

Philippines faces corporate governance 'obstacles'  The biggest obstacle to raising corporate governance standards in the Philippines to a regional and global par is the failure of l...
IPO, IPO reform

1 March, 2017

Reforms mooted for UK IPO process

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has proposed reforms to improve the timing, sequencing and quality of information in the UK's initial public offering (IPO) process. In its consultation paper...