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May 25, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Gautam Adani’s family office invests in an Abu Dhabi petrochemicals firm; the Todd Boehly-led consortium is officially approved as new Chelsea FC owners; and British tycoon Guy Hands bids to buy Butlins holiday camps.

Gautam Adani’s family office invests in Abu Dhabi petrochemicals firm
The family office of Asia’s richest man, Gautam Adani, has committed to invest $75 million in an Abu Dhabi-based petrochemicals firm as part of a $2 billion initial public offering (IPO) - the biggest-ever listing in the United Arab Emirate (UAE) state.

February 22, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Volkswagen is looking to float its Porsche brand in a potential IPO; Family offices are investing in a Buffett-led alternative energy group; and a Swedish billionaire fund backs new African tech VC investment.

Volkswagen looking to float Porsche brand in potential IPO

Car manufacturer Volkswagen is in “Advanced discussions” to float its Porsche brand in what could result in one of the largest initial public offerings (IPOs) in Germany for years.

VW, the world’s second-largest carmaker by volume released a statement saying that it was in talks with its majority shareholder, Porsche SE - the German holding company owned by the founding family of Ferdinand Porsche.

February 18, 2021

We all know that 2020 was an incredible, and terrible, year. The pandemic caused the worst recession for centuries, along with an appalling death toll and suffering. Meanwhile financial assets pushed ever upwards, surfing a wave of liquidity meant to counteract the impact of the pandemic.

We all know that 2020 was an incredible, and terrible, year. The pandemic caused the worst recession for centuries, along with an appalling death toll and suffering. Meanwhile financial assets pushed ever upwards, surfing a wave of liquidity meant to counteract the impact of the pandemic.

The chart below shows that it was also a record year for share issuance, surpassing even the heady days of 1999-2000.

October 4, 2011

India’s family-controlled Essar Group is considering listing its infrastructure and ports division in London, with the aim of raising additional capital for further expansion.

India’s family-controlled Essar Group is considering listing its infrastructure and ports division in London, with the aim of raising additional capital for further expansion.

The Mumbai-based company, whose operations span steel manufacturing to shipping, is eyeing an initial public offering by early 2012, according to a report in Bloomberg.

August 17, 2011

The Glazer family is preparing to give up sole ownership of Manchester United, with reports suggesting a partial flotation of the British football club is likely. 

The Glazer family is preparing to give up sole ownership of Manchester United, with reports suggesting a partial flotation of the British football club is likely.

An initial public offering in Singapore, which could raise up to $1 billion, is reportedly being considered and could take place by the end of the year depending on market conditions.

The cash could come as a welcome relief to the debt-ridden club, which is currently forking out £45 million a year in interest on its deficits.

July 21, 2010

Jörn Rausing, one of the heirs to the Tetra Pak fortune, has made a tidy sum from one of the few initial public offerings on the London Stock Exchange this year.

Jörn Rausing, one of the heirs to the Tetra Pak fortune, has made a tidy sum from one of the few initial public offerings on the London Stock Exchange this year.
 
Rausing is thought to have made around £50 million from his initial 7% stake in Ocado, the groceries delivery firm, when it listed in London today. This initial stake cost Rausing around £15 million when he bought the shares back in 2003.
 

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