Regus's finance chief, Dominik de Daniel, picked up a large batch of stock despite the shares' daunting technical aspect.
Workplace provider Regus is to set up a new holding company outside the EU in Switzerland called International Working Group as part of its plan to provide work solutions across multiple brands.
Mark Dixon, the founder and chief executive officer of flexible workspace provider Regus is selling 37m shares, equivalent to a 4% stake in the company, in an accelerated bookbuild.
Analysts at Canaccord Genuity cut their target price on Regus's shares to reflect part of the risk arising from their worst case scenario for the UK market.
Regus appears to be on to something with its flexible business model and markets have caught on, the Financial Times´s Lex column said.
Regus slumped on Wednesday, suffering a second day of losses as Numis downgraded its stance on the stock to 'hold' from 'buy' following the company's first-half results, saying the shares are up with events.
Flexible workspace solutions provider Regus got a boost on Wednesday as RBC Capital Markets upped the stock to 'outperform' from 'sector perform' and lifted the price target to 400p from 300p.
Regus director François Pauly has picked up shares in the flexible office provider not long after a strong first-quarter trading statement.
Regus, a provider of flexible workspace solutions, said it expects to deliver full-year results in line with management's views as it reported "good trading" in the three months to the end of March.
London stocks were expected to open in the black on Tuesday, taking their cue from a positive session in the US as traders return to their desks following the long bank holiday weekend.
Directors in the newly merged Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) continue to take profits after the sealing of the deal.
Regus reported strong growth for calendar 2015, with returns up and earnings surging over 40% in a year when 554 new locations were added.
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Workplace provider Regus reported a rise in third-quarter revenue and said it remains confident in the outlook for the business.
Equities were expected to start the week slightly lower, weighed down by the mixed close to US trading on Friday, ahead of speeches from several Fed speakers and the latest US non-farm payrolls reports looming large on the horizon.
Regus has announced Dominik de Daniel will take over from Dominique Yates as chief financial officer.
1630 (close): The FTSE 100 finished down 38.05 points to 6,117.76 as investors waded through a batch of data, a downgrade on UK inflation estimates and oil price forecasts, along with reports of further stimulus measures in China. The Bank of England and GfK's August survey on public attitudes to inflation for the coming year declined to 2% compared to a May estimate of 2.2%. Separately, Kristin Forbes, a member of the BoE's Monetary Policy Committee, said the Bank might have to tighten policy if the pound's rally over the past two years has less impact on inflation than currently estimated. Goldman Sachs warned oil prices could fall as low as $20 per barrel as it cut its forecasts for West Texas Intermediate and Brent crude for this year and next. A report from China state news agency Xinhua said Beijing is considering injecting more than 1 trillion yuan into the economy over the next three years. On the economic data front, the University of Michigan's consumer confidence index fell more than expected, while construction output in Britain also dropped. The US producer price index, which measures the prices companies receive for goods and services, was unchanged in August after rising 0.2% in July. Mining stocks topped the FTSE 100 on hopes of Chinese stimulus with Rio Tinto, Anglo American, BHP Billiton and Glencore leading the way.
Shares in office retail giant Regus were up 10% after a report the company could be the subject of a multi-billion pound bid from a major private equity firm.
London's FTSE 250 was firmly on the front foot on Tuesday, trading up 2.7% at 16,643.57 by 1600 BST, bouncing back from sharp falls in the previous session sparked by worries about a slowdown in China.
Analysts at Investec upped their rating for Regus from 'hold' to 'buy' after the office space provider more than doubled its interim pre-tax profit.