Third Point Raises $525M In London Listing

Jul 19 2007 | 11:29am ET

Activist hedge fund manager Third Point did, in fact, go to market today, but even an extra 24 hours to allow “continuing flow or orders from the U.S. side,” Daniel Loeb’s foray into public listings did not go as well as planned.

In the end, the firm raised US$525 million, it told the London Stock Exchange, where it listed the vehicle. That is short of the €500 million (US$689 million) it had targeted, in spite of the fact that the listed fund—sold at an initial offering price of US$10, €10 or £10 per share—is the only route new investors have to Loeb’s closed Third Point Offshore Fund.

New York-based Third Point told the LSE in a note that, should IPO global coordinator and stabilizing manager UBS fully exercise its over-allotment option—deadline Aug. 17—the listing will raise a total of US$573 million.


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