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Linklaters has secured the first Slovakian international IPO as the flood of deals from Eastern Europe continues.
SkyEurope Airlines, a budget carrier incorporated in Slovakia and headquartered in Bratislava, issued 10 million new ordinary shares and sold 1.8 million existing ordinary shares for a capitalisation of €120m (£81.3m).
Slovakia's first international IPO comes on the back of recent IPOs in Kazakhstan, Poland and Russia.
The shares offered were those of SkyEurope Airlines' Austrian-incorporated holding company. Linklaters provided advice on English, Hungarian, Polish and Slovakian law.
Saxinger Chalupsky Weber & Partner advised SkyEurope in Austria, while Allen & Overy advised the underwriters.
Linklaters' US capital markets partner Jason Manketo, who headed the deal, said the IPO was "particularly challenging" being the first Slovakian IPO and the first equity listing in Vienna since the new EU Prospectus Directive came into force.