Saudi Aramco “Mega” IPO now linked with the New York Stock Exchange – I’m sure this won’t be seen as “Fake News” by President Trump!

A little over one year ago, the press was awash with the fact that Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, had announced plans to float Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil producer.

Hotel Chocolate to melt the hearts of investors?

Despite my lengthy time of watching M&A from the side-lines, there are few announced IPOs that really pique my interest. The ones that have caught my eye have typically been high flying “Unicorns” like US tech firms Square or Box, or companies that hold a personal interest like Manchester United or some of the luxury goods manufacturers like Prada.

Yet another luxury brand looks East

Barely a couple of weeks pass without another company that is classed as a luxury brand being linked to a listing in Asia.

Manchester United linked with Asian IPO goal

This is the latest in a long line of stories linking the Glazers to a partial or full sale of the club.

Another luxury brand to roar away on the HKEx?

There are many more miles to be travelled before this deal rides off into the sunset.