• Deutsche Bank to launch DWS IPO next week, sources say: Reuters February 20, 2018 3:25 pm
    Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) plans an initial public offering of its asset-management arm, DWS, on Monday next week, following on the heels of Siemens’ (SIEGn.DE) blockbuster Healthineers listing, sources told Reuters.
    Reuters News
  • Russian fund builds investors pool for Saudi Aramco IPO: Reuters February 15, 2018 7:52 pm
    The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has pledged to set up a “significant” pool of investors for the potential $100 billion initial public offering (IPO) by Saudi Arabian state oil major Aramco, it said on Thursday.
    Reuters News
  • CVC chooses banks to lead Sky Bet float in London, say sources: Reuters February 14, 2018 3:40 pm
    The majority owner of Britain’s Sky Bet, CVC, has chosen investment banks Citi (C.N), Goldman Sachs (GS.N) and Barclays (BARC.L) to lead an initial public offering of the online betting company, sources told Reuters.
    Reuters News
  • Turkey’s Actera plans IPO for auto firm Standard Profil, has mandated JP Morgan, say sources: Reuters February 13, 2018 3:47 pm
    Turkish private equity fund Actera is planning an initial public offering for auto parts maker Standard Profil and has mandated JP Morgan for a listing that may take place in London, sources told Reuters.
    Reuters News
  • BMC Software explores IPO, say sources: Reuters February 12, 2018 4:41 pm
    U.S. business software company BMC Software Inc [BSII.UL] is holding conversations with investment banks about an initial public offering (IPO) that could value it at more than $10 billion, including debt, sources told Reuters.
    Reuters News
  • PE-backed Victory Capital goes public February 8, 2018 3:47 pm
    Cleveland-based Victory Capital Holdings Inc, an asset management firm, has raised $152.1 million for its IPO after pricing its 11.7 million shares at $13 per share. The stock began trading February 8, 2018 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "VCTR." J.P. Morgan, BofA Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley are the lead underwriters. Victory Capital is backed by Crestview Partners and Reverence Capital Partners.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Turkish Burger King operator pulls U.S. IPO amid market jitters: Reuters February 7, 2018 3:49 pm
    Turkish fast-food chain operator TFI Tab Food Investments postponed its planned $220 million initial public offering in New York on Tuesday, as the recent stock market volatility makes such stock market flotations challenging, Reuters reported.
    Reuters News
  • SharesPost launches digital securities group for ICOs February 7, 2018 1:19 am
    SharesPost said it launched a digital securities group to handle security token issuers and investors with John Wu as its CEO.
    Mark Boslet
  • PE-backed FTSI goes public February 2, 2018 4:32 pm
    Fort Worth, Texas-based FTS International, a provider of hydraulic fracturing services, has debuted its IPO of 19.5 million shares at $18 per share. The stock began trading February 2, 2018 on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “FTSI.” Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley are the lead underwriters. FTSI’s backers include RRJ Capital and Temasek.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Adaptive Insights hires Morgan Stanley to prepare for IPO, say sources: Reuters February 1, 2018 8:57 pm
    Adaptive Insights Inc, a U.S. company that provides financial management software, has hired investment bank Morgan Stanley (MS.N) to lead an initial public offering that could come later this year, sources told Reuters.
    Reuters News
  • Morgan Stanley, UBS to lead software firm Avast float in London, say sources: Reuters January 31, 2018 3:40 pm
    The owner of Avast Software has chosen Morgan Stanley and UBS to list the antivirus software business in a multi-million dollar initial public offering in London, sources told Reuters.
    Reuters News
  • Sky Bet owner readies gambling firm for London IPO, say sources: Reuters January 29, 2018 9:11 pm
    Sky Bet’s majority owner CVC has hired investment bank Rothschild to examine a stock market listing of the British firm, seeking to take advantage of booming equity markets and the growing popularity of online gambling, Reuters reported.
    Reuters News
  • Armo Biosciences raises about $128 mln for IPO January 29, 2018 4:51 pm
    Redwood City, California-based Armo BioSciences Inc, a late-stage immuno-oncology company has raised about $128 million for its IPO after pricing its over 7.5 million shares at $17 per share. The stock began trading January 26, 2018 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ARMO." Jefferies LLC, Leerink Partners LLC and BMO Capital Markets Corp are the lead underwriters. Armo’s pre-IPO backers were Qiming Venture Partners, Decheng Capital, Sequoia Capital, Quan Capital, RTW Investments, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, OrbiMed, DAG Ventures, NanoDimension, HBM Healthcare Investments and GV.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Bain Capital-backed Solid Biosciences rolls out IPO January 26, 2018 4:52 pm
    Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Solid Biosciences, which is focused on treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy, has raised $125 million after pricing its IPO of over 7.8 million at $16 per share. The stock began trading January 26, 2018 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “SLDB.” J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Leerink Partners are the lead underwriters. Solid Biosciences' pre-IPO backers include RA Capital Management, Bain Capital Life Sciences, RTW Investments, Foresite Capital, Cormorant Asset Management LLC, Perceptive Advisors and Janus Capital Management.
    Iris Dorbian
  • ResTORbio debuts IPO January 26, 2018 4:46 pm
    Boston-based ResTORbio Inc, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on treating aging-related diseases, has debuted its IPO after pricing its over 5.6 million shares at $15 per share. The stock began trading January 26, 2018 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “TORC." BofA Merrill Lynch, Leerink Partners and Evercore ISI are the lead underwriters. ResTORbio's pre-IPO includes include OrbiMed, Fidelity Management & Research Company, Rock Springs Capital, Quan Capital and Nest Bio.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Apollo-backed PlayAGS goes public January 26, 2018 4:41 pm
    PlayAGS, a maker of electronic gaming machines and other products and services for the gaming industry, has raised $164 million after pricing its IPO of 10.25 million shares at $16 per share. The stock began trading January 26, 2018 on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “AGS.” Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank Securities, Jefferies and Macquarie Capital are the lead underwriters. PlayAGS is owned by Apollo Global Management.
    Iris Dorbian
  • VC-backed Menlo Therapeutics goes public January 25, 2018 5:01 pm
    Menlo Park, California-based Menlo Therapeutics Inc, a pharmaceutical company focused on treating chronic pruritus and chronic cough, has raised $119 million for its IPO after pricing its 7 million shares at $17 per share. The stock began trading January 25, 2018 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "MNLO." Jefferies LLC, Piper Jaffray & Co. and Guggenheim Securities LLC are the lead underwriters. The investors included VenBio, Novo Holdings A/S, Rock Springs Capital, Aisling Capital, Bay City Capital, Vivo Capital, Presidio Partners, Remeditex and F-Prime Capital.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Plastics maker Novares back on track with IPO, say sources: Reuters January 24, 2018 5:43 pm
    French plastics maker Novares will re-launch its initial public offering (IPO) on the Paris stock exchange (ENX.PA) in the coming days or weeks after postponing it last November, sources told Reuters.
    Reuters News
  • PE-backed FTSI sets IPO pricing terms January 24, 2018 5:40 pm
    Fort Worth, Texas-based FTS International, a provider of hydraulic fracturing services, has priced its over 15 million shares at between $15 and $18 per share. The stock will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "FTSI." Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley are the lead underwriters. FTSI's backers include RRJ Capital and Temasek.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Carlyle-backed toy retailer files for IPO in Brazil, says document: Reuters January 23, 2018 9:17 pm
    Brazilian toy retailer Ri Happy Brinquedos SA filed on Tuesday for an initial public offering on the Sao Paulo stock exchange, according to documents filed with Brazil’s securities regulator, Reuters reported.
    Reuters News
  • Instone Real Estate plans Frankfurt listing: Reuters January 23, 2018 4:08 pm
    Instone Real Estate Group, a German residential property developer, said on Monday it planned to list its shares on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange this year.
    Reuters News
  • Cerberus considers IPO for Haya Real Estate: Bloomberg January 23, 2018 11:45 am
    Cerberus Capital Management LP is considering an IPO for Haya Real Estate, Bloomberg reported. Cerberus is looking to sell shares in Haya, a property management company based in Madrid, as early as this year, the story said.
    Luisa Beltran
  • China’s Wanda taps Citigroup, CLSA, UBS for sports unit IPO: Reuters January 22, 2018 11:45 am
    Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group has tapped three banks including Citigroup Inc and UBS Group AG to work on a proposed initial public offering for its sports businesses, four people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
    Reuters News
  • Toshiba considering IPO for memory chip unit: FT January 22, 2018 11:35 am
    Toshiba Corp is considering an IPO of its prized memory chip business if an agreed $18 billion sale to a Bain Capital-led consortium fails to gain antitrust approval by the end of March, the Financial Times reported on Monday.
    Reuters News
  • Ping An plans IPO for second healthcare unit, SoftBank leads $1 bln funding, say sources: Reuters January 19, 2018 4:08 pm
    China’s Ping An Insurance Group has raised nearly $1 billion for a medical data collection and analysis business ahead of a Hong Kong IPO, sources told Reuters, in what would be the second healthcare unit it plans to bring to market.
    Reuters News
  • Apollo-owned security firm ADT’s IPO prices below target: Reuters January 19, 2018 3:36 pm
    U.S. security company ADT Corp (ADT.N), owned by private equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC (APO.N), said on Thursday its initial public offering (IPO) was priced well below its expected range, signaling investors are being picky about new offerings.
    Reuters News
  • Brazil credit card processor Stone plans New York IPO, say sources: Reuters January 19, 2018 3:25 pm
    Brazilian credit card processing firm Stone Pagamentos SA is planning its initial public offering in New York by the second half of the year, sources told Reuters, to raise funds to compete with larger rivals Cielo SA (CIEL3.SA) and the Rede division of Itaú Unibanco Holding SA (ITUB4.SA).
    Reuters News
  • Online furniture retailer Home24 to float in early summer: Manager Magazin January 18, 2018 3:49 pm
    German online furniture retailer Home24, in which Rocket Internet (RKET.DE) is a major investor, is preparing a stock market listing in early summer, Manager Magazin reported on Thursday, citing unidentified company insiders.
    Reuters News
  • SurveyMonkey expected to go public this year: recode January 18, 2018 11:46 am
    SurveyMonkey is preparing to go public later this year, recode is reporting. The polling company expects to choose bankers for the IPO in the next few months, the story said. SurveyMonkey is backed by Spectrum Equity and TPG Growth.
    Luisa Beltran
  • Apollo-owned PlayAGS sets IPO pricing terms January 17, 2018 4:51 pm
    PlayAGS, a maker of electronic gaming machines and other products and services for the gaming industry, has priced its IPO of 10.25 million shares at between $16 and $18 per share. The stock will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "AGS." Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank Securities, Jefferies and Macquarie Capital are the lead underwriters. PlayAGS is owned by Apollo Global Management.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Carlyle considering IPO to exit Turkey’s Penti: Reuters January 17, 2018 11:37 am
    U.S. private equity firm Carlyle Group (CG.O) is considering an initial public offering (IPO) of its minority holding in Turkish lingerie and swimsuit retailer Penti, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters
    Reuters News
  • Xiaomi taps Goldman, Morgan Stanley for IPO: Financial Times January 16, 2018 11:52 am
    Xiaomi has hired Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to lead a flotation later this year, the Financial Times reported Jan. 15. The IPO could value Xiaomi at up to $100 billion, making it the biggest new issue since Alibaba went public in 2014. Xiaomi, of Beijing, makes smartphones.
    Luisa Beltran
  • Xiaomi taps CLSA, Morgan Stanley, Goldman for IPO sponsor role, say sources: Reuters January 15, 2018 3:21 pm
    Xiaomi has tapped CLSA, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley as joint sponsors for its proposed IPO, sources told Reuters, in what could potentially value the Chinese smartphone maker at up to $100 billion.
    Reuters News
  • SoftBank considers IPO for Japan wireless unit, said to seek $18 billion: Reuters January 15, 2018 3:16 pm
    SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) said on Monday it was considering listing its Japanese wireless business - a move that could reportedly raise $18 billion and would accelerate the conglomerate’s transformation into one of the world’s biggest tech investors.
    Reuters News
  • Blackstone-backed Gates sets IPO pricing terms January 12, 2018 5:00 pm
    Gates Industrial Corp, a maker of products for the industrial and consumer markets, has priced its IPO of 38.5 million shares at between $18 and $21 per share. The stock will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "GTES." Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and UBS Investment Bank are the lead underwriters. Gates is backed by Blackstone.
    Iris Dorbian
  • PE-backed Victory Capital files for IPO January 12, 2018 1:24 am
    Victory Capital Holdings Inc has filed to go public on the Nasdaq, according to a Jan. 11 regulatory filing. Joint book runners on the deal include JP Morgan, BofA Merrill Lynch, and Morgan Stanley.  Victory Capital, an investment management firm, is backed by Crestview Partners and Reverence Capital Partners. Victory Capital, of Brooklyn, Ohio, did not disclose how many shares it would sell or their price. That information will come in future filings.
    Luisa Beltran
  • Apollo-backed ADT sets IPO pricing terms January 5, 2018 3:31 pm
    ADT, a provider of security and automation solutions for homes and businesses in North America, has priced its IPO of over 111 million shares at between $17 and $19 per share. ADT is planning on trading the stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "ADT.” Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Barclays, Deutsche Bank Securities and RBC Capital Markets are the lead underwriters. ADT is backed by Apollo Global Management.
    Iris Dorbian
  • U.S.-based Mojo Networks eyes IPO in about two years: Reuters January 4, 2018 3:46 pm
    Wi-Fi equipment maker Mojo Networks is eyeing a stock market listing in about two years and expects annual sales to hit $100 million by then, the company’s co-founder Pravin Bhagwat said.
    Reuters News
  • VC-backed Armo Biosciences files for IPO January 2, 2018 3:48 pm
    Redwood City, California-based Armo BioSciences Inc, a late-stage immuno-oncology company, has filed for an IPO. The number of shares that will be sold as well as the stock's pricing terms have yet to be set. The company is planning on trading its stock on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ARMO." Jefferies LLC, Leerink Partners LLC and BMO Capital Markets Corp are the lead underwriters. Armo's backers include Qiming Venture Partners, Decheng Capital, Sequoia Capital, Quan Capital, RTW Investments, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, OrbiMed, DAG Ventures, NanoDimension, HBM Healthcare Investments and GV.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Hong Kong eyes blockbuster China tech IPO queue, led by Xiaomi: Reuters December 29, 2017 2:45 pm
    Hong Kong bankers are eyeing a slew of blockbuster IPOs from Chinese technology firms with a total market capitalization of some $500 billion over the next two years, in a sharp contrast to 2017 - the city’s worst year for raising equity in a decade, Reuters reported.
    Reuters News
  • Onex-backed Canadian renewables firm Pinnacle files for IPO: Reuters December 19, 2017 4:40 pm
    Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc, a wood pellets producer owned by Canadian private equity firm Onex Corp, said on Monday it has filed a preliminary prospectus with the Toronto Stock Exchange for an initial public offering of its common shares.
    Reuters News
  • Car parts firm Autodis sets course for French share listing, say sources: Reuters December 18, 2017 7:41 pm
    The U.S. private equity owner of French vehicle spare parts distributor Autodis [ATDST.UL] is selecting banks for a share sale next year in a deal that could value the business at more than 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion), sources told Reuters.
    Reuters News
  • Onex-backed Canadian renewables firm Pinnacle set to list, say sources: Reuters December 15, 2017 9:26 pm
    Wood pellets producer Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc, owned by Canadian private equity firm Onex Corp (ONEX.TO), wants to raise about C$175 million ($136 million) through a Toronto initial public offering (IPO), sources told Reuters.
    Reuters News
  • Summit-backed Casa Systems goes public December 15, 2017 4:02 pm
    Andover, Massachusetts-based Casa Systems, a provider of software-centric solutions for next-generation distributed and virtualized architectures in cable operator, fixed telecom and wireless networks, has raised $78 million for its IPO after pricing its 6 million shares at $13 per share. The stock began trading December 15, 2017 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “CASA.” Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and Barclays Capital Inc are the lead underwriters. Casa is backed by Summit Partners.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Lexinfintech slashes U.S. IPO size as China reins in micro-lenders: Reuters December 14, 2017 7:48 pm
    Chinese consumer lending firm Lexinfintech has slashed the size of its U.S. initial public offering by two-thirds to a maximum possible $151.8 million, following a recent crackdown by Beijing on fast-growing online micro-lenders, Reuters reported.
    Reuters News
  • Brazil Burger King operator may price IPO near top of range, say sources: Reuters December 12, 2017 7:55 pm
    The operator of the Burger King fast-food chain in Brazil, BK Brasil Operação e Assessoria a Restaurantes SA, is expected to price its initial public offering near the top of the suggested price range, sources told Reuters.
    Reuters News
  • Chemicals distribution group Azelis considers 2018 IPO, say sources: Reuters December 11, 2017 7:05 pm
    Belgium-based chemicals distribution group Azelis is considering a 2018 stock market listing as its private equity owner seeks to benefit from high sector valuations, sources told Reuters.
    Reuters News
  • VC-backed Denali Therapeutics goes public December 8, 2017 4:01 pm
    South San Francisco-based Denali Therapeutics Inc, which is focused on developing treatments for patients with neurodegenerative diseases, has debuted its IPO after pricing its 13.8 million shares at $18 per share. The stock began trading December 8, 2017 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "DNLI." Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan are the lead underwriters. Denali's pre-IPO Backers include Baillie Gifford, ARCH Venture Partners, F-Prime Biosciences, Flagship Ventures and the Alaska Permanent Fund.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Old Mutual unit picks banks for $3.35 billion flotation, say sources: Reuters December 7, 2017 10:01 pm
    Anglo-South African financial services firm Old Mutual (OML.L)’s UK wealth unit has chosen Goldman Sachs (GS.N), JP Morgan (JPM.N) and Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAC.N) to lead its initial public offering (IPO) next year, sources told Reuters.
    Reuters News
  • Machine tool maker UGG plans Zurich IPO, banks mandated, say sources: Reuters December 7, 2017 3:31 pm
    Machine tool maker United Grinding Group (UGG) is planning a stock market listing in Zurich next year, as its owner is hoping to take advantage of high stock market valuations, sources told Reuters.
    Reuters News
  • Lexinfintech delays U.S. IPO pricing as China reins in micro-loan sector, say source: Reuters December 4, 2017 8:57 pm
    Chinese consumer lending firm Lexinfintech will delay the pricing of its planned Nasdaq IPO to conduct more due diligence, a source told Reuters - a move that comes after Beijing issued new rules to tighten control of the micro-loan sector.
    Reuters News
  • GEMS Education picks banks for $5 billion London IPO, say sources: Reuters December 4, 2017 4:38 pm
    GEMS Education’s owners have chosen JP Morgan (JPM.N), Credit Suisse (CSGN.S), Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAC.N) and Morgan Stanley (MS.N) to lead the private schools group’s planned flotation, sources told Reuters.
    Reuters News
  • Carlyle’s SPAC Regalwood Global Energy goes public December 1, 2017 3:34 pm
    Regalwood Global Energy Ltd, a special purpose acquisition company formed by Carlyle to invest in international oil and gas assets, has raised about $300 million for its IPO after pricing its 30 million shares at $10 per share. The stock began trading December 1, 2017 on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “RWGE.U." Citigroup and J.P. Morgan are the lead underwriters.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Spotify investor favors spring listing: Reuters November 30, 2017 6:28 pm
    Venture Capital firm Northzone, one of the largest stakeholders in Spotify, would like to see the music streaming company’s flotation in the spring, depending on market sentiment, one of its partners said on Thursday.
    Reuters News
  • Macquarie-backed Canadian waste management firm GFL plans C$1 bln IPO, say sources: Reuters November 29, 2017 10:00 pm
    Private equity-backed Canadian waste management company GFL Environmental Inc is seeking to raise as much as C$1 billion ($778 million) in an initial public offering that could be filed as early as the first quarter, people familiar with the situation told Reuters on Wednesday.
    Reuters News
  • Springer Nature asks JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley to organize IPO, say sources: Reuters November 27, 2017 7:44 pm
    SpringerNature, the publisher of science magazines Nature and Scientific American, has asked JP Morgan (JPM.N) and Morgan Stanley (MS.N) to organize a potential 4-5 billion euro stock market listing next year, sources told Reuters.
    Reuters News
  • VC-backed scPharmaceuticals rakes in almost $90 mln for IPO November 17, 2017 4:02 pm
    Burlington, Massachusetts-based scPharmaceuticals Inc, a biopharmaceutical company that is developing drugs for subcutaneous delivery, has raised $89.6 million for its IPO after pricing its 6.4 million shares at $14 per share. The stock began trading November 17, 2017 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "SCPH." Jefferies, Leerink Partners and BMO Capital Markets are the lead underwriters. The company's pre-IPO backers include OrbiMed, 5AM Ventures and Lundbeckfond Ventures.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Bluegreen Vacations rolls out IPO November 17, 2017 3:59 pm
    Boca Raton, Florida-based Bluegreen Vacations, a vacation ownership company, has debuted its IPO after pricing its over 6.4 million shares at $14 per share. The stock began trading November 17, 2017 on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "BXG." Stifel and Credit Suisse are the lead underwriters. Bluegreen Vacations is backed by BBX Capital.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Thoma Bravo-backed SailPoint goes public November 17, 2017 3:57 pm
    SailPoint Technologies Holdings, a portfolio company of Thoma Bravo, has raised $240 million for its IPO after pricing its 20 million shares at $12 per share. The stock began trading November 17, 2017 on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "SAIL." Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Jefferies LLC and RBC Capital Markets LLC are the lead underwriters. Based in Austin, Texas, SailPoint is a provider of on-premises and SaaS-based identity and access management solutions.
    Iris Dorbian
  • VC-backed Arsanis goes public November 16, 2017 5:03 pm
    Waltham, Massachusetts-based Arsanis Inc, a developer of targeted monoclonal antibodies for treating serious infectious diseases, has raised $40 million for its IPO after pricing its IPO of four million shares at $10 per share. The stock began trading November 16, 2017 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ASNS." Citigroup, Cowen and Company and Piper Jaffray & Co are the lead underwriters. And, in a separate transaction, New Enterprise Associates has agreed to provide $20 million to Arsanis in a private placement. Arsanis' pre-IPO backers include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, GV, Alexandria Venture Investments, OrbiMed, Polaris Venture Partners, SV Health Investors, NeoMed, EMBL Ventures and the Anna Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Sampo CEO signs up for software firm Efecte’s planned IPO: Reuters November 15, 2017 4:10 pm
    Kari Stadigh, the chief executive of Nordic financial holding company Sampo (SAMPO.HE), has signed up as one of the largest investors in software company Efecte, which on Wednesday announced its plans for initial public offering, Reuters reported.
    Reuters News
  • Carlyle eyes Varo Energy IPO valuing European refiner at $2 billion: WSJ November 15, 2017 4:06 pm
    Varo Energy BV’s owners, U.S. private equity firm Carlyle Group (CG.O) and commodities trader Vitol, are looking at an initial public offering next year that could value the European oil refiner at about $2 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.
    Reuters News
  • British car insurer Sabre seeks $280 mln listing in London: Reuters November 13, 2017 9:55 pm
    British car insurance underwriter Sabre will seek to raise around 213 million pounds ($279.22 million) in an initial public offering in London next month, the company said on Monday.
    Reuters News
  • VC-backed Bandwidth goes public November 10, 2017 4:15 pm
    Raleigh, North Carolina-based Bandwidth, a telecom company, has raised $80 million for its IPO after pricing its 4 million shares at $20 per share. The stock began trading November 10, 2017 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "BAND." Morgan Stanley, KeyBanc Capital Markets and Baird are the lead underwriters. Bandwidth is backed by Carmichael Partners.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Gaming firm Razer prices IPO near top end, raises $528 million: IFR November 10, 2017 3:14 pm
    Razer Inc, a gaming hardware maker backed by Intel Corp (INTC.O) and Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing, has priced its initial public offering (IPO) near the top end of the range, raising HK$4.12 billion ($528 million), IFR reported on Tuesday.
    Reuters News
  • Saudi budget airline Flynas picks Morgan Stanley as pushes ahead with IPO, say sources: Reuters November 9, 2017 3:31 pm
    Saudi budget airline Flynas, part owned by Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal’s firm, is pressing ahead with an initial public offering and has selected Morgan Stanley (MS.N) to work on it, sources told Reuters.
    Reuters News
  • German biopharma company InflaRx goes public November 8, 2017 4:23 pm
    Germany-based InflaRx, a developer of new therapeutics in the "terminal complement space," has raised about $100 million for its IPO after pricing its over 6.6 million shares at $15 per share. The stock began trading November 8, 2017 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "IFRX." J.P. Morgan, Leerink Partners and BMO Capital Markets are the lead underwriters. InflaRx's backers include Bain Capital Life Sciences LP, Cormorant Asset Management LLC and RA Capital Management LLC.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Singapore’s GIC to invest $200 mln in ContourGlobal IPO, says source: Reuters November 8, 2017 3:51 pm
    Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC will invest $200 million in the upcoming $2.2 billion initial public offering (IPO) of ContourGlobal (IPO-CON.L), a source told Reuters.
    Reuters News
  • Erytech Pharma sets IPO pricing terms November 7, 2017 6:54 pm
    Erytech Pharma, a French biopharmaceutical company, has priced its IPO of up to 4.26 million shares at between $23 and $24 per share. Erytech plans on listing the stock on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “ERYP.” Jefferies and Cowen & Company are among the underwriters. Erytech’s backers include Auriga Partners.
    Iris Dorbian
  • China Literature IPO raises $1.1 billion amid heavy demand, stellar debut expected: Reuters November 7, 2017 5:01 pm
    An IPO for China Literature (0772.HK), Tencent Holdings’ online publishing arm, has raised $1.1 billion with the retail portion gathering demand that was 625 times the number of shares on offer, setting the stage for a sterling debut on Wednesday, Reuters reported.
    Reuters News
  • Avast owners hire Rothschild for $4 billion software float: Reuters November 7, 2017 11:40 am
    he owners of Avast Software, one of the world’s most used pieces of computer antivirus software, have hired Rothschild to prepare the business for an initial public offering (IPO) which could value the firm at as much as $4 billion, four sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
    Luisa Beltran
  • Apollo-backed Momentive sets IPO pricing terms November 6, 2017 4:05 pm
    Momentive, a maker of specialty silicones, has priced its IPO of over 14.5 million shares at between $23 and $25 per share. The stock will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "MPMH." J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Goldman Sachs are the lead underwriters. Momentive is backed by Apollo Global Management.
    Iris Dorbian
  • VC-backed ACM Research goes public November 3, 2017 3:09 pm
    Fremont, California-based ACM Research, a provider of advanced wafer cleaning technologies, has debuted its IPO after pricing its two million shares at $5.60 per share. The stock began trading November 3, 2017 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ACMR" Roth Capital Partners is the lead underwriter. ACM Research's pre-IPO backers included Shanghai Science and Technology Venture Capital.
    Iris Dorbian
  • London IPO market hit as Arqiva and Bakkavor pull floats: Reuters November 3, 2017 2:30 pm
    Broadcasting masts group Arqiva and ready meals supplier Bakkavor abandoned plans to launch two of the biggest floats in London this year on Friday, dealing a blow to Britain’s market for initial public offerings, Reuters reported.
    Reuters News
  • HelloFresh’s bright start contrasts with Blue Apron struggles: Reuters November 2, 2017 6:06 pm
    HelloFresh shares rose as much as 4 percent on their first day of public trading, valuing the Berlin-based meal-kit delivery firm at more than double Blue Apron, the U.S rival from which it is rapidly seizing market share, Reuters reported.
    Reuters News
  • VC-backed Spero Therapeutics goes public November 2, 2017 3:41 pm
    Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Spero Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing treatments for bacterial infections, has debuted its IPO after pricing its 5.5 million shares at $14 per share. Spero began trading on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “SPRO.” BofA Merrill Lynch, Cowen and Company LLC and Stifel are the lead underwriters. Spero’s backers include GV, RA Capital Management, Rock Springs Capital, Atlas Venture, MRL Ventures Fund, Lundbeckfonden Ventures, The Kraft Group and Osage University Partners.
    Iris Dorbian
  • VC-backed Allena debuts IPO November 2, 2017 3:38 pm
    Newton, Massachusetts-based Allena Pharmaceuticals, a developer of treatments for patients with rare and severe metabolic and kidney disorders, has raised about $75 million for its IPO after pricing its over 5.3 million share at $14 per share. The stock began trading November 2, 2017 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ALNA." Credit Suisse, Jefferies and Cowen are the lead underwriters. Allena's investors included Frazier Healthcare, Bessemer Venture Partners, HBM Partners, Fidelity and Partner Fund Management.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Evoqua Water Technologies’ IPO priced at $18 per share: Reuters November 2, 2017 2:57 pm
    Wastewater treatment systems provider Evoqua Water Technologies Corp (AQUA.N) said on Wednesday its initial public offering was priced at $18 per share, raising about $500 million.
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  • Gaming firm Razer to launch up to $550 mln HK IPO on Monday: IFR October 27, 2017 2:57 pm
    Razer Inc, a gaming hardware maker backed by Intel Corp and Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing, plans to launch on Monday an up to $550 million Hong Kong initial public offering, IFR reported on Friday, citing people close to the deal.
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  • PE-backed IoT security company ForeScout goes public October 27, 2017 2:13 pm
    San Jose, California-based ForeScout Technologies Inc, an internet of things security company, has debuted its IPO after pricing its 5.28 million shares at $22 per share. The stock began trading October 27, 2017 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "FSCT." Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan and Citigroup will serve as the lead underwriters. ForeScout’s backers include Wellington Management, Amadeus Capital Partners and Meritech Capital Partners.
    Iris Dorbian
  • KKR-backed optical retailer National Vision rolls out IPO October 26, 2017 2:20 pm
    Optical retailer National Vision Holdings Inc, which is backed by KKR, has debuted its IPO after pricing its 15.8 million shares at $22 per share. The stock began trading October 26, 2017 under the ticker symbol "EYE." BofA Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Citigroup and KKR Capital Markets are the lead underwriters.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Chinese blank check company CM Seven Star Acquisition Corp goes public October 26, 2017 2:16 pm
    CM Seven Star Acquisition Corp, a Chinese blank check company backed by China Minsheng Investment Group, has raised $180 million for its IPO after pricing its 18 million shares at $10 per share. The stock began trading October 26, 2017 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "CMSSU." EarlyBirdCapital Inc is the sole book-running manager.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Blank check company Haymaker Acquisition Corp goes public October 25, 2017 4:20 pm
    Haymaker Acquisition Corp, a blank check acquisition company formed by Steve Heyer, ex-CEO of Starwood Hotels, has raised $300 million for its IPO after pricing its 30 million shares at $10 per share. The stock began trading October 25, 2017 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "HYACU." Cantor Fitzgerald is the lead underwriter.
    Iris Dorbian
  • VC-backed Albynx debuts U.S. IPO October 25, 2017 3:38 pm
    Ablynx, a Belgian biopharmaceutical company, has raised $200 million for its U.S. IPO after pricing its 11.4 million shares at $17.50 per share. The stock began trading October 25, 2017 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “ABLX.” BofA Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan and Jefferies are the lead underwriters. According to Crunchbase, Ablynx’s backers include Abingworth, Alta Partners, Gimv and Sofinnova Partners.
    Iris Dorbian
  • BAWAG raises 1.9 billion euros in Austria’s biggest IPO: Reuters October 24, 2017 8:42 pm
    Stakeholders in Austria’s BAWAG (BAWG.VI), the former trade union bank bought by U.S. private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management [CBS.UL], have raised 1.9 billion euros in Austria’s biggest ever listing, capping a decade-long turnaround, Reuters reported.
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  • VC-backed Spero Therapeutics sets IPO pricing terms October 24, 2017 4:49 pm
    Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Spero Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing treatments for bacterial infections, has priced its IPO of five million shares at a price between $14 and $16 per share. Spero is planning on trading the stock on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "SPRO." BofA Merrill Lynch, Cowen and Company LLC and Stifel are the lead underwriters. Spero's backers include GV, RA Capital Management, Rock Springs Capital, Atlas Venture, MRL Ventures Fund, Lundbeckfonden Ventures, The Kraft Group and Osage University Partners.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Canada’s Stelco IPO to price between C$16 to C$18: Reuters October 23, 2017 8:28 pm
    Canadian steel maker Stelco Holdings Inc expects its initial public offering to be priced between C$16 to C$18 per share, raising about C$200 million ($158 million) at the mid-point, Reuters reported.
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  • British masts group Arqiva broadcasts $2 billion IPO plan: Reuters October 23, 2017 2:46 pm
    British broadcast and mobile masts company Arqiva plans to raise around 1.5 billion pounds ($2 billion) in the biggest initial public offering (IPO) in London so far in 2017, Reuters reported.
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  • China-based coworking operator Naked Hub sets sights on Hong Kong IPO: Reuters October 20, 2017 2:16 pm
    Shanghai-based coworking space startup Naked Hub said on Friday it plans to go public in Hong Kong after a fresh round of fundraising next year, potentially adding more Chinese “new economy” companies to the Asian financial hub’s stock exchange.
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  • Metals recycler Befesa plans $1.5 billion Frankfurt IPO next month: Reuters October 20, 2017 2:14 pm
    The main investor in German metals recycling group Befesa is planning to sell shares worth up to 707 million euros ($835 million) when the company joins the Frankfurt stock market next month, it said in a statement on Friday.
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  • Nature publisher prepares 2018 stock market listing, say sources: Reuters October 18, 2017 2:30 pm
    SpringerNature, the publisher of science magazines Nature and Scientific American, is preparing a 2018 stock market listing valuing the company at up to 4 billion euros ($4.7 billion), sources told Reuters.
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  • Turkey’s Turkven sees IPO of Medical Park in 2018, CEO says: Reuters October 18, 2017 2:27 pm
    Turkish private equity firm Turkven aims to hold a public offering for nearly 50 percent of healthcare firm Medical Park Group next year, Turkven’s chief executive said, a listing that could be worth around $1 billion
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  • KKR-backed National Vision sets IPO pricing terms October 17, 2017 4:11 pm
    Optical retailer National Vision, which is backed by KKR, has priced its IPO of 15.8 million shares at between $18 and $20 per share. The company plans on listing the stock on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "EYE." BofA Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Citigroup and KKR Capital Markets are the lead underwriters.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Vincom Retail launches up to $713 mln IPO, Vietnam’s largest-IFR October 16, 2017 3:46 pm
    Vincom Retail, the shopping mall subsidiary of Vingroup, launched on Monday Vietnam’s largest-ever initial public offering (IPO), in a deal worth up to $713 million, IFR reported, citing a term sheet of the deal.
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  • Baidu’s iQiyi picks BofA, Credit Suisse, Goldman for U.S. IPO: Reuters October 16, 2017 10:40 am
    Baidu Inc’s (BIDU.O) iQiyi, a Netflix (NFLX.O) style video streaming service in China, has picked three banks to help arrange a U.S. initial public offering (IPO) worth about $1 billion, Reuters reported.
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  • Saudi Aramco in talks to shelve international IPO: FT October 13, 2017 6:22 pm
    Saudi Aramco is considering shelving plans for an international public offering in favor of a private share sale to world sovereign funds and institutional investors, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
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  • VC-backed OptiNose debuts IPO October 13, 2017 2:34 pm
    Yardley, Pennsylvania-based OptiNose, a developer of ear, nose, throat and allergy products, has raised $120 million for its IPO after pricing its 7.5 million shares at $16 per share. The stock began trading October 13, 2017 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "OPTN." Jefferies and Piper Jaffray are the lead underwriters. OptiNose's backers include Avista Capital Partners, WFD Ventures and Entrepreneurs Fund.
    Iris Dorbian
  • British debt collector Cabot to launch 1 bln stg IPO next week, says source: Reuters October 13, 2017 2:22 pm
    Cabot Credit Management, Britain’s biggest debt collector, is set to launch a 1 billion pound ($1.3 billion) stock market float next week after a delay last month to revamp its board, a source told Reuters.
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  • VC-backed Restoration Robotics goes public October 12, 2017 3:02 pm
    Restoration Robotics, a medical device company focused on hair restoration, has debuted its IPO after pricing its 3.575 million shares at $7 per share. The stock began trading October 12, 2017 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "HAIR." National Securities Corp is the lead underwriter. Restoration Robotics' pre-IPO backers included Clarus Ventures. Sutter Hill Ventures, Alloy Ventures and Interwest Partners.
    Iris Dorbian
  • CarGurus IPO priced at $16 per share: Reuters October 12, 2017 2:23 pm
    CarGurus Inc (CARG.O), an online marketplace for new and used cars, raised about $150.4 million from its initial public offering priced at $16 per share.
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