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Deezer to mount IPO?

Streaming music service deezer is reported to be considering mounting an IPO in about 18 months’ time. The France-based service is run by Hans-Holger Albrecht and backed financially by Saudi…

Arqiva to be broken up?

Two years ago, UK-based transmission specialist Arqiva was contemplating a £6 billion (€6.5bn) IPO, but now reports are circulating that its owners are contemplating breaking the company up into its…

iflix secures new round of funding

iflix, the Southeast Asian largest digital entertainment service, has announced the finalisation of a new round of investment to drive growth ahead of a prospective IPO. This latest round was…

Naspers facing major shareholder exit

South Africa’s Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) is being advised to cut dramatically its shareholding in the nation’s biggest company, Naspers. Naspers has done well for the GEPF, but the…

Vivendi on/off over Indonesian pay-TV

Indonesia pay-TV operator PT Media Nusantara Citra, which owns MNC Vision Networks – a pay-TV platform which Vivendi was reported to be looking to acquire – suffered a stock sell-off…

SoftBank to IPO ‘VisionFund’

Japan’s giant SoftBank conglomerate is contemplating an IPO for a portion of its $100 billion Vision Fund according to Reuters. The fund was launched in 2017 by Masayoshi Son with…

Report: $5.7bn gaming investments in 2018

Report: $5.7bn gaming investments in 2018

Digi-Capital’s Games Report Q1 2019 tracked games companies raising $5.7 billion (€4.9bn) in 2018, which was over twice the previous record investment from 2017. Tim Sweeney’s Epic Games’ $1.25 billion…

SS/L wins Geo-satellite order from Sweden

A Swedish company, Ovzon, which in October booked a satellite launch contract from SpaceX, has now confirmed it has ordered a geostationary satellite from Space Systems/Loral.  But there are conditions.…

KIPCO bailing out on OSN

One of Kuwait’s sovereign wealth funds, KIPCO is looking to sell its stake in Dubai-based pay-TV operator OSN (the former Orbit-Showtime Network). Goldman Sachs has reportedly been hired to find…

Report: $25bn games deals could signal top of the market

Report: $25bn games deals could signal top of the market

This year’s record $25 billion games deals over just 9 months could mean we’ve hit the top of the market, as detailed in Digi-Capital’s new Games Report Q4 2018. Last…

Sonos to mount IPO

Fast-growing high-end wireless audio specialists Sonos is to mount an Initial Public Offering (IPO). California-based Sonos, which has not made an annual profit since 2014, issued its regulatory filing on…

Xiaomi launches $10bn Hong Kong listing

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has filed to list on Hong Kong stock market, in a move that is expected to raise up to $10 billion (€8.35bn). The stock market flotation…

AT&T pulls DirecTV LatAm IPO

The long-awaited, but much delayed, Initial Public Offering (IPO) for the AT&T-owned Vrio division is not going ahead – at least for the moment. Vrio looks after the DirecTV broadcast…

MTG splits off Nordic Entertainment Group

MTG splits off Nordic Entertainment Group

The Board of Directors of digital entertainment group Modern Times Group has decided to initiate a process to split MTG into two companies – Modern Times Group MTG AB and…

AT&T files for potential DirecTV LatAm IPO

AT&T files for potential DirecTV LatAm IPO

US telco AT&T has confirmed that it has filed of a registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for a potential initial public offering (IPO) of a minority…

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