Posts tagged as: Italy

HK investors give foreign issuers cold shoulder

13th March 2014

Fast Retailing, the Japanese owner of fashion brands Uniqlo, Theory, Comptoir des Cotonniers and Princesse tam.tam, listed depository receipts in Hong Kong on March 5.

An outline for PPR’s Asian PR pitch

3rd October 2011

HONG KONG (Dow Jones Investment Banker) – PPR SA’s refocusing is still a work in progress. The lack of growth at its legacy retailing business is affecting overall margins, and penalizing valuation. A flotation of part of the Asia-Pacific activities of its luxury arm, Gucci Group, in Hong Kong would boost its market capitalization, and create a vehicle to fund acquisitions in its fastest-growing region of operations.

Hong Kong retail investors give IPOs a miss

20th June 2011

HONG KONG (Dow Jones Investment Banker) – Despite all the hype and the almost weekly announcements of planned billion-dollar deals, retail investors in Hong Kong have largely shunned IPOs since the start of the year.

Prada’s IPO could be a one-way bet on Asia

14th June 2011

The Prada growth story is intuitively understood by Hong Kong shoppers. Anyone who has seen the queues at their stylish boutiques has a sense of the profitability and potential of this fashion and luxury goods vendor.

Prada formally ditches Milan for Hong Kong

7th March 2011

As we initially suggested on this blog and published on Dow Jones Investment Banker, as well as in The Source on and in The Asia Wall Street Journal, Prada confirmed on 7 March on Bloomberg its decision to conduct its proposed IPO with a sole listing in Hong Kong, at the expense of Borsa Italiana, the Milan Stock Exchange.

Prada – Hong Kong is enough

7th February 2011

HONG KONG (Dow Jones Investment Banker) – Prada SpA announced plans last week for an IPO and listing in Hong Kong, which, given the Italian luxury company’s growing market recognition and the region’s rising consumer appetite for luxury goods, should be well received. However, Prada should avoid the lure of a simultaneous dual listing in Milan.



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These include particularly remarkable transactions, changes in market practice (whether pertaining to documentation, valuation or marketing techniques) and regulations, as well as appointments in the sphere of equity capital markets (ECM).

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