SFR could launch IPO in July, says Vivendi CEO

Vivendi-owned French service provider SFR could launch its IPO as early as July, according to press reports. Vivendi CEO Jean-Yves Charlier, speaking on the margins of a conference organised in Paris, was reported by Reuters as having said the company is well advanced in its preparations for the spin-off. Pressed on the date, Charlier said […]

Com Hem in IPO talks

Swedish cable operator Com Hem has reportedly held preliminary talks with London-based private-equity firm BC Partners about an initial public offering. According to a Bloomberg report, which cites three people familiar with the matter, discussions are at an early stage, with no decision yet reached about the stock market float. BC reportedly hasn’t appointed advisors […]

Altice targets €750 million IPO

Multinational cable and telco firm Altice has announced plans to float on the stockmarket, saying it expects the initial public offering to raise around €750 million.  Altice said that it will use the proceeds to reduce its debt and to pay for transaction costs relating to the offering, with plans to list its shares on […]

Arqaam raises OSN valuation ahead of possible IPO

Dubai-based Arqaam Capital has raised its estimate of pay TV group OSN’s worth from US$2.5 billion (€1.8 billion) to US$4.3 billion ahead of the company’s potential IPO. Arqaam said that OSN’s acquisition of South Asian channel provider Pehla Media & Entertainment in August would boost its performance. According to Arqaam, OSN posted revenue growth of […]

Rightster launches IPO, makes exec hires

Online video distribution specialist Rightster has raised £20.4 million (€24.2 million) after floating on the stock market and announced a string of senior hires. The firm launched its IPO this morning, floating on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange in what founder and CEO Charlie Muirhead said marked “the first YouTube multi-channel network […]

Numericable launches IPO

French cable operator Numericable launches its IPO today, one of the biggest public offerings in France since 2009. Numericable is offering about a quarter of its total capital on the Paris stock exchange and is hoping to raise about €650 million with a price range between €20.30 and €24.80, valuing the company at between €5.06-5.57 […]

Iliad and Bouygues file complaints about Numericable

French ISPs Iliad Telecom and Bouygues Telecom have filed complaints against cable operator Numericable as it moves towards its IPO. Bouygues Telecom has made a claim for restitution over its agreement with Numericable to offer its double and triple-play services over the latter’s network. Bouygues is claiming €53 million in damages and interest over what […]

Numericable targets €652 million through IPO

French cable operator Numericable is seeking to raise around €652 million by listing on the stock market next month, through an IPO that will value the firm at up to €5.57 billion.  The firm will sell its shares for between €20.30 and €24.80 per-share and said the IPO will include €250 million in new shares and […]

Twitter sets IPO price, seeks up to US$1.4 billion

Twitter has said that it will offer 70 million shares at a price of US$17 (€12.30) to US$20 each when it floats on the stock market, in a move will net the firm up to US$1.4 billion.  Announcing the plans in an update to its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Twitter said the […]

Twitter plans New York Stock Exchange listing

Twitter has said that it plans to float on the New York Stock Exchange for its impending IPO, rather than the NASDAQ, which is home to tech companies including Facebook.  The firm announced the decision in an update to its US Securities and Exchange Commission filing and said that it intends list its common stock […]