IPOs

UPDATE 1-HKBN IPO priced at top of range as CVC, GIC, Carlyle raise $710 mln

HONG KONG, March 5 - Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners, a unit of Carlyle Group LP and Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC raised a combined $710 million after Hong Kong's second-largest broadband Internet provider, HKBN Ltd, priced its IPO at the top of expectations, people familiar with the deal said on Thursday.

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Stocks, M&A, Bonds, Markets 8:30pm EST

CORRECTED-CVC, GIC, Carlyle raise $710 mln after HKBN prices IPO at top of range -IFR

HONG KONG, March 5 - Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners, a unit of Carlyle Group LP and Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC raised a combined $710 million after Hong Kong's second-largest broadband Internet provider, HKBN, priced its initial public offering at the top of expectations, IFR reported on Thursday citing people familiar with the deal.

Former Virgin Media FD to float buy-fix-sell vehicle

LONDON, March 4 - Eamonn O'Hare, a former Virgin Media finance director, plans to list a new company to raise cash to buy, turn around and sell assets in the European technology, media and telecommunications sector with a value of up to 3 billion pounds ($4.58 billion).

StanChart CEO says has no plans for a rights issue

LONDON, March 4 - Standard Chartered's outgoing Chief Executive Peter Sands said the Asia-focused bank had no plans to launch a rights issue and capital strength will be improved this year by cutting costs and reducing its loan book.

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BRIEF-First Reserve offering of 53.7 million shares in Glencore priced at 282.45 pence per share

* First Reserve announces offering of 53.7 million shares in Glencore priced at 282.45 pence per share

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RPT-Market Chatter- Corporate finance press digest

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Market Chatter- Corporate finance press digest

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UPDATE 1-Private equity firm CVC to halve stake in Spain's Abertis

MADRID, March 3 - British private equity firm CVC Capital Partners is selling a 7.5 percent stake in Spain's Abertis, broker UBS said on Tuesday, halving its stake in the infrastructure firm and raising over 1 billion euros ($1.12 billion).

Ryanair raises 850 mln in second ever bond issue

DUBLIN, March 3 - Ryanair raised 850 million euros ($951.32 million) in a bond issue on Tuesday at a rate of 1.12 percent, its second issuance as it seeks to use the highest credit rating in the industry to cut its financing costs.

03 Mar 2015