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Pricing an IPO

June 01, 2010

By Samia Sellam & Erwan Barre

The French Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) now allows for more flexibility in pricing initial public offerings, finally accepting a price range of approximately 20%. In difficult market conditions, these new rules make it easier to resize an IPO, with a limited impact on the timetable. However, first implementation cases show that careful drafting of prospectuses is essential to benefit from this flexibility.