Merck Mercuriadis的Hipgnosis基金已募得2.6億美元,下一步將公開募股

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  • Merck Mercuriadis的Hipgnosis基金已募得2.6億美元,下一步將公開募股

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    ◎Hipgnosis歌曲基金公司已經由私募募得2.6億美元資金,預計將在未來幾週內首次公開募股。該基金由資深藝人經紀人Merck Mercuriadis領導,將購買和管理美國和英國的歌曲目錄。該公司在日前發給股東的信件中作出此宣示,信件中表示,在需求超過供應後,它必須縮減對股票的申請。

    ◎Hipgnosis也宣布將在未來幾週內在倫敦證券交易所的主要市場上市。這將是自Spotify於4月份股票公開發行以來,最大宗的音樂公司首次公開募股,這反映了整個行業的增長和樂觀情勢。

    ◎Hipgnosis公司的老闆Merck Mercuriadis曾擔任Guns N' Roses、Iron Maiden、Elton John、Morrissey、Pet Shop Boys、Macy Gray、Mary J. Blige、Joss Stone、Jane's Addiction等藝人的經紀人。他從1986年到2007年擔任經紀集團暨唱片公司Sanctuary Group的執行長。

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    Hipgnosis Songs Fund Ltd has raised $260 million in a private offering and is expected to IPO in the coming weeks. The fund, led by veteran artist manager Merck Mercuriadis, will purchase and manage US and UK song catalogs.

    The company made the announcement in a letter to shareholders on Friday. Is said it had to scale back applications for shares after demand exceeded supply.

    Hipgnosis also announced this week that it will list its shares on the main market of the London Stock Exchange in the coming weeks. It will be the biggest music IPO since Spotify's April offering and reflects growth and optimism across the sector.

    According the company's prospectus:

    "Through extensive relationships in the music industry, a pipeline of catalogues has been identified which the company believes are not available to all potential purchasers."

    Hipgnosis head Mercuriadis has previously served as the manager of Guns N' Roses, Iron Maiden, Elton John, Morrissey, Pet Shop Boys, Macy Gray, Mary J. Blige, Joss Stone, Jane's Addiction and others. From 1986 - 2007, he was the CEO of management group and label Sanctuary Group.

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