• VC-backed Celcuity rolls out IPO September 20, 2017 4:22 pm
    Celcuity Inc, a cellular analysis company, has gone public after pricing its 2.4 million shares at $9.50 per share. The stock began trading September 20, 2017 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "CELC." Craig-Hallum Capital Group LLC is the underwriter. Celcuity's backers include Brightstone Venture Capital.
    Iris Dorbian
  • VC-backed Despegar.com goes public September 20, 2017 3:33 pm
    Despegar.com, a Latin American online travel provider, has debuted its IPO after pricing its 12.77 million shares at $26 per share. The stock began trading under the ticker symbol "DESP" on the New York Stock Exchange on September 20, 2017. Morgan Stanley and Citigroup are the lead underwriters. Despegar's pre-IPO backers include Tiger Global Management LLC, General Atlantic, Sequoia Capital, Insight Venture Partners and Accel Partners Management.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Austrian bank BAWAG PSK expects to decide on IPO next week: Reuters September 20, 2017 2:39 pm
    BAWAG PSK, the Austrian bank majority owned by U.S. private equity group Cerberus Capital Management, expects to formally announce next week whether it will go ahead with a share offer, sources told Reuters.
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  • Angry Birds maker Rovio moves forward with $1 billion IPO: Reuters September 15, 2017 8:08 pm
    Finnish mobile games maker Rovio Entertainment Ltd set a price range on Friday for its planned listing that would value the maker of “Angry Birds” at up to $1.1 billion, well below potential values cited in media reports.
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  • Social Capital forms blank check company Hedosophia to buy unicorns September 15, 2017 5:10 am
    Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings, a blank check company formed to acquire a large private technology company, raised $600 million by offering 60 million units at $10, exceeding its $500 million initial target. Social Capital Hedosophia, which trades on NYSE under the symbol IPOA.U, will operate as a special purpose acquisition company. A SPAC, also known as a blank check company, will use the proceeds to provide a source of liquidity for private companies that will become part of the holding company, and investors can sell their shares on the NYSE. Social Capital CEO and founder Chamath Palihapitiya, who is chairman and CEO of Hedosophoia, told the Financial Times that he was targeting unicorn companies with a valuation of between $3 billion to $20 billion.
    Alastair Goldfisher
  • Iconic Canadian retailer Roots files for IPO: Reuters September 14, 2017 10:54 am
    Canadian lifestyle retailer Roots Corp said on Wednesday it filed a preliminary prospectus with the securities regulatory authorities in Canada for a proposed initial public offering of its common shares, Reuters reported.
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  • Auto leasing firm LeasePlan aims to list in 2018, say sources: Reuters September 13, 2017 4:17 pm
    Netherlands-based LeasePlan, the world’s largest auto-leasing firm, aims to float next year and could raise more than 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion), sources told Reuters.
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  • Cabot IPO delayed as Provident Financial ex-CEO quits board: Reuters September 11, 2017 6:02 pm
    Cabot Credit Management’s planned 1 billion pound ($1.3 billion) initial public offering has been delayed by the resignation from its board of the former boss of Provident Financial, Reuters reported.
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  • Chinese logistics firm Best, backed by Alibaba, launches $930 million U.S. IPO: Reuters September 7, 2017 3:01 pm
    Best Inc, a Chinese logistics company backed by Alibaba Group (BABA.N), is launching a U.S. IPO that is seeking about $930 million to fund an expansion of its supply chain network, develop new technology and open more convenience stores, Reuters reported.
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  • VC-backed Roku to go public September 5, 2017 4:01 pm
    Roku, a TV streaming service, 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. Roku is planning on listing the stock on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ROKU." Morgan Stanley and Citigroup Global Markets are the lead underwriters. Roku's backers include Menlo Ventures, Fidelity, 21st Century Fox , Globespan Capital Partners and Netflix.
    Iris Dorbian
  • “Angry Birds” maker Rovio plans IPO to boost growth: Reuters September 5, 2017 11:20 am
    The maker of hit mobile phone game “Angry Birds” is planning an initial public offering to raise around 30 million euros ($36 million) and potentially use its shares to make acquisitions, Reuters reported.
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  • VC-backed Nightstar files for IPO September 1, 2017 3:27 pm
    London-based Nightstar, a retinal gene therapy 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. Nightstar is planning on listing the stock on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "NITE." Jefferies LLC, Leerink Partners LLC and BMO Capital Markets Corp are the lead underwriters. Nightstar is backed by Wellington Management Company, Redmile Group, Syncona and New Enterprise Associates.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Uber could go public in 18 months, new CEO says August 30, 2017 7:34 pm
    Uber could go public in as little as 18 months, new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told employees on Wednesday, according to news reports.
    Mark Boslet
  • HelloFresh still open to autumn flotation despite Blue Apron slump: Reuters August 25, 2017 3:01 pm
    A September stock market listing remains an option for German meal kit delivery company HelloFresh, its chief executive told Manager Magazin, saying he was not swayed by the plunge in U.S. rival Blue Apron’s (APRN.N) shares, Reuters reported.
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  • Dutch bank NIBC considering IPO among strategic options: Reuters August 23, 2017 2:39 pm
    Dutch bank NIBC [NIBCAP.UL] said on Wednesday it is reviewing its strategic options, which include a possible initial public offering of shares.
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  • Blackstone explores IPO of Gates Global, say sources: Reuters August 22, 2017 7:20 pm
    Private equity firm Blackstone Group LP (BX.N) is exploring an initial public offering (IPO) of Gates Global LLC, three years after it acquired the U.S. auto parts and building products maker for $5.4 billion, sources told Reuters.
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  • Turkish discount retailer Sok plans 2018 IPO, say sources: Reuters August 21, 2017 2:13 pm
    Turkish discount retailer Sok is planning an initial public offering in 2018, sources told Reuters, the latest sign that Turkey's once-moribund IPO market may be coming back to life.
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  • Online travel firm Despegar aims to raise $100 million in IPO: Reuters August 16, 2017 3:09 pm
    Latin American online travel provider Despegar.com Corp on Tuesday filed to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange, Reuters reported.
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  • Turkey’s Turkven to sell Medical Park stake, possibly via IPO, say sources: Reuters August 15, 2017 2:16 pm
    Turkven, one of Turkey's leading venture capital firms, is planning an initial public offering (IPO) or block sale of its majority stake in the Medical Park hospital group, sources told Reuters.
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  • PE-backed YogaWorks debuts IPO August 11, 2017 3:41 pm
    YogaWorks, a yoga instruction provider, has raised over $40.1 million for its IPO after pricing its 7.3 million shares at $5.50 per share. The stock began trading Friday August 11 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "YOGA." Cowen, Stephens Inc and Guggenheim Securities were the lead underwriters. YogaWorks is a portfolio company of Great Hill Partners.
    Iris Dorbian
  • UK mobile masts group Arqiva hires banks for initial public offering, says source: Reuters August 7, 2017 2:13 pm
    Arqiva, a company that runs much of Britain's TV and mobile infrastructure, has hired four banks for an initial public offering, a source told Reuters.
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  • Rothschild to advise on IPO for Austrian lender BAWAG, say sources: Reuters August 3, 2017 2:38 pm
    The owners of Austrian lender BAWAG PSK have hired Rothschild to advise them on an initial public share offer that could take place as early as autumn, sources told Reuters.
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  • Hutchison Telecom shares jump on $1.2 billion deal to sell fixed-line unit: Reuters July 31, 2017 2:23 pm
    Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Ltd shares jumped almost 15 percent when it started trading on Monday, a day after it announced the sale of its fixed-line business for about $1.9 billion, Reuters reported.
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  • Online real estate broker Redfin goes public July 28, 2017 2:29 pm
    Seattle-based Redfin Corp, an online real estate broker, has debuted its IPO after pricing its over 9.2 million shares at $15 per share. The stock began trading July 28, 2017 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "RDFN." Goldman Sachs and Allen & Company are serving as the lead underwriters. Redfin's pre-IPO backers include Tiger Global Management LLC and T. Rowe Price Associates.
    Iris Dorbian
  • VC-backed Sienna Biopharmaceuticals goes public July 27, 2017 3:14 pm
    Westlake Village, California and Italy-based Sienna Biopharmaceuticals Inc, a clinical stage medical dermatology and aesthetics company, has debuted its IPO after pricing its over 4.3 million shares at $15 per share. The stock began trading Thursday July 27 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “SNNA." J.P. Morgan and Cowen are serving as the lead underwriters. Sienna Biopharmaceutical's pre-IPO backers include ARCH Venture Partners, Venvest Capital, Partner Fund Management, Altitude Life Science Ventures and Fidelity Management & Research Company.
    Iris Dorbian
  • ‘High Times’ ready to roll with public offering: Reuters July 27, 2017 11:33 am
    The publisher of iconic marijuana enthusiast magazine, "High Times," plans to take the company public in the fall, two sources familiar with the situation told Reuters this week, as an increasing number of U.S. states legalize the drug, Reuters reported.
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  • Hong Kong rejects IPO application of Morgan Stanley-backed insurance broker: Reuters July 25, 2017 6:51 pm
    The Hong Kong stock exchange has rejected the IPO application of AMTD Strategic Capital Group [IPO-AMTD.HK], a corporate insurance broker backed by Morgan Stanley's private equity arm, Reuters reported.
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  • Brushing off bank worries, HNA taps Goldman for unit Pactera’s IPO, say sources: Reuters July 25, 2017 2:41 pm
    HNA Group, the Chinese airline-to-banking conglomerate, has tapped investment bank Goldman Sachs (GS.N) to list Pactera, the Beijing-based IT outsourcing firm it bought from private equity firm Blackstone, sources told Reuters.
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  • Apollo prepares 2018 IPO for ADT Corp, say sources: Reuters July 21, 2017 3:04 pm
    Private equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC (APO.N) is preparing to take U.S. security company ADT Corp public at a $15 billion plus valuation, just over a year after buying it, sources told Reuters.
    Reuters News
  • Mangrove Capital Partners raises $170 mln for fifth early stage fund July 19, 2017 6:19 pm
    Mangrove Capital Partners said it raised $170 million for a fifth early stage fund targeting investments in Europe and Israel.
    Mark Boslet
  • Carrefour Brasil IPO seen pricing at low end of range, say sources: Reuters July 18, 2017 2:18 pm
    Grupo Carrefour Brasil SA's initial public offering could price at the bottom of a suggested price range later on Tuesday, reflecting concern over too stretched a valuation for Brazil's biggest supermarket chain, sources told Reuters.
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  • Landis+Gyr set to opt for IPO over straight sale of company, say sources: Reuters July 17, 2017 8:50 pm
    Landis+Gyr is almost certain to opt for a planned public listing of its shares instead of a straight sale of the company, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
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  • Gaming firm Razer seeks Oct HK IPO at up to $5 billion valuation, says source: Reuters July 12, 2017 3:57 pm
    Razer Inc, a gaming hardware maker backed by Intel Corp and Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing, plans to go public toward the end of October in an IPO that will value the company at up to $5 billion, a source told Reuters.
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  • Jost shares offered at 25-31 EUR/shr in Frankfurt listing: Reuters July 12, 2017 2:37 pm
    German truck and trailer parts maker Jost set the price range for its private share placement at 25 euros to 31 euros ($28.66-$35.54) a share, Jost said on Wednesday.
    Reuters News
  • Real estate software company Redfin files for IPO: Reuters July 5, 2017 5:45 pm
    Real estate software maker Redfin has filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering (IPO) on Friday, the latest company looking to test the public markets after a week of IPOs, Reuters reported.
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  • Dropbox seeks to hire IPO underwriters: Reuters July 3, 2017 11:56 am
    Data-sharing business Dropbox Inc is seeking to hire underwriters for an initial public offering that could come later this year, which would make it the biggest U.S. technology company to go public since Snap Inc (SNAP.N), people familiar with the matter said on Friday.
    Luisa Beltran
  • Dova Pharmaceuticals rakes in about $75.1 mln after pricing IPO June 30, 2017 3:22 pm
    Durham, North Carolina-based Dova Pharmaceuticals, which is focused on buying, developing and commercializing drug candidates for rare diseases, raised about $75.1 million after pricing its over 4.41 million shares at $17 per share. The stock began trading June 29, 2017 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "DOVA." J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Jefferies LLC and Leerink Partners were the underwriters. Dova's backers included PBM Capital Investments and Perceptive Life Sciences.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Investors plan $500 million Mexico market listing to buy energy assets, say sources: Reuters June 30, 2017 2:18 pm
    Private equity group Riverstone Holdings and Miguel Galuccio, a former chief executive of Argentine state-owned oil company YPF, aim to raise $500 million in Mexico's first-ever stock market listing of a special purpose acquisition company, sources told Reuters.
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  • Blue Apron shares make bland debut: Reuters June 30, 2017 11:27 am
    Blue Apron Holdings Inc's (APRN.N) shares were up about 1 percent in their market debut on Thursday following the meal-kit delivery company's watered down IPO in the shadow of Amazon.com's (AMZN.O) deal to buy Whole Foods Market, Reuters reported.
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  • Meal-kit maker Blue Apron goes public, demand underwhelms as Amazon looms: Reuters June 29, 2017 4:06 pm
    Blue Apron Holdings Inc (APRN.N), the biggest U.S. meal kit provider, raised $300 million as it went public on Wednesday, a third less than it had hoped, as Amazon.com's (AMZN.O) industry-changing deal to buy Whole Foods Market Inc (WFM.O) weighed on the sector, Reuters reported.
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  • Tintri pulls its IPO plans the night before its debut June 29, 2017 3:59 am
    Mountain View, California-based Tintri Inc, a provider of storage management solutions, pulled its IPO the night before its schedule debut on the Nasdaq exchange. The company was planning to raise $109 million in the offering by selling 8.7 million shares between $10.50 and $12.50 per share. Tintri had raised more than $260 million in funding from such backers as Lightspeed Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Menlo Ventures, Insight Venture Partners and Silver Lake Kraftwerk.
    Alastair Goldfisher
  • VC-backed Mersana Therapeutics debuts IPO June 28, 2017 3:40 pm
    Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biotech company Mersana Therapeutics has raised $75 million for its IPO after pricing its 5 million shares at $15 per share. The stock began trading June 28, 2017 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "MRSN." JP Morgan, Cowen and Leerink Partners are the lead underwriters. Mersana's backers included Cormorant Asset Management, Arrowpoint Partners, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, New Enterprise Associates and Rock Springs Capital.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Jost Group to list on Frankfurt stock exchange in H2: Reuters June 26, 2017 2:24 pm
    German truck and trailer parts maker Jost Group plans to list on the Frankfurt stock exchange in the second half of 2017, the group said on Monday.
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  • PE-backed Vencore files to go public June 22, 2017 3:33 pm
    Chantilly, Virginia-based Vencore, a provider of information solutions, engineering and analytics for the U.S. government, 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. Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo Securities are serving as the lead underwriters. Vencore is a portfolio company of Veritas Capital.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Cable operator Altice USA raises $1.9 bln in IPO: Reuters June 22, 2017 10:39 am
    Altice USA Inc, the cable operator that Netherlands-based Altice NV formed by acquiring Cablevision and Suddenlink Communications, said on Wednesday it had raised $1.9 billion in an initial public offering, Reuters reported.
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  • BAWAG advances IPO preparations, Morgan Stanley helps, say sources: Reuters June 21, 2017 2:28 pm
    BAWAG PSK is moving ahead with preparations for an initial public share offer that could value the Austrian bank at up to 5 billion euros ($5.6 billion) and has picked a lead organizer, sources told Reuters.
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  • Genealogy website Ancestry.com files for confidential IPO: Reuters June 20, 2017 2:44 pm
    Genealogy website Ancestry.com Inc on Monday said it had confidentially submitted a draft registration statement on a proposed initial public offering (IPO) to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
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  • Meal-kit service Blue Apron seeks $3.2 bln valuation in IPO: Reuters June 19, 2017 3:15 pm
    Blue Apron Holdings Inc said on Monday it expected its initial public offering to be priced at $15 to $17 per share, giving the biggest U.S. meal kit delivery company a valuation as high as $3.18 billion.
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  • Delivery Hero IPO to raise nearly 1 billion euros: Reuters June 19, 2017 11:45 am
    Online food takeaway firm Delivery Hero said it would sell up to 39 million shares in its initial public offering (IPO), raising around 927 million euros ($1.04 billion), as it seeks to fend off new competitors such as Uber [UBER.UL] and Amazon (AMZN.O), Reuters reported.
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  • PE-backed PQ files for IPO June 12, 2017 3:22 pm
    Malvern, Pennsylvania-based PQ Group Holdings Inc, a provider of catalysts, specialty materials and chemicals and services, 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 plans on trading the stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "PQG." PQ Group Holdings is backed by CCMP Capital Advisors.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Germany’s Delivery Hero lines up latest online takeaway IPO: Reuters June 6, 2017 11:15 am
    Online food takeaway firm Delivery Hero is preparing a flotation that could value one of Europe's largest internet startups at up to 4 billion euros ($4.5 billion), raising funds to help it fend off new competitors such as Uber [UBER.UL] and Amazon (AMZN.O), Reuters reported
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  • Carlyle’s TCG BDC to go public June 5, 2017 8:20 pm
    TCG BDC, a middle-market lender, is planning on going public. The company intends on selling 9 million shares of its IPO. The pricing terms have yet to be set. TCG BDC is expected to trade the stock on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "CGBD." BofA Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan and Citigroup will serve as the lead underwriters. TCG BDC is a subsidiary of Carlyle and was formerly known as Carlyle GMS Finance Inc.
    Iris Dorbian
  • ICICI Bank, Fairfax to pare stakes in Indian insurer ICICI Lombard IPO: Reuters June 5, 2017 5:10 pm
    India's ICICI Bank Ltd and Canada's Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd will pare their stakes in joint venture insurer ICICI Lombard General Insurance Co Ltd's planned initial public offering (IPO) of shares, the insurer said on Monday.
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  • Societe Generale launches IPO for car leasing arm ALD Automotive: Reuters June 5, 2017 2:37 pm
    Societe Generale (SOGN.PA) will sell up to 23 percent of its car leasing arm ALD Automotive in an initial public offering (IPO) this month, the French bank said on Monday, potentially raising as much as 1.6 billion euros ($1.8 billion).
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  • VC-backed Tintri files for IPO June 2, 2017 3:04 pm
    Silicon Valley-based Tintri, a maker of products for virtual machines and containers, 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. Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, BofA Merrill Lynch and Pacific Crest Securities are serving as lead undwriters. Tintri's backers include Lightspeed Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Menlo Ventures, Insight Venture Partners and Silver Lake Kraftwerk.
    Iris Dorbian
  • U.S. meal kit service Blue Apron files for IPO: Reuters June 2, 2017 2:34 pm
    Blue Apron Holdings Inc, the biggest U.S. meal kit company, has filed for an initial public offering, amid increasing competition as more companies seek to deliver fresh ingredients and recipes to subscribers, Reuters reported.
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  • Online personal shopping company Stitch Fix taps banks for IPO: Reuters June 1, 2017 11:27 am
    Stitch Fix Inc has hired investment banks for an initial public offering (IPO) that could value the U.S. personalized fashion internet retailer at between $3 billion and $4 billion, including debt, Reuters reported.
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  • CVC-owned paper firm Lecta says plans to float shares in Spain: Reuters May 26, 2017 2:18 pm
    Paper manufacturing company Lecta, owned by British private equity firm CVC Capital Partners, said on Friday it intended to list on the Spanish stock exchange and raise around 315 million euros ($353.49 million) by issuing new shares.
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  • Delivery Hero set to list before summer break, say sources: Reuters May 24, 2017 3:18 pm
    Online food takeaway firm Delivery Hero is set to float before the summer break in a deal valuing one of Europe's biggest start-ups at up to 4 billion euros ($4.5 billion), sources told Reuters.
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  • Austria’s BAWAG eyes flotation, possibly as early as autumn, say sources: Reuters May 24, 2017 2:20 pm
    BAWAG PSK [CCMLPB.UL] is preparing an initial public offering (IPO) that could value the Austrian bank at up to 5 billion euros ($5.59 billion) and take place as early as autumn, sources told Reuters.
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  • Cinven revives plans to list German truck parts maker Jost, say sources: Reuters May 24, 2017 2:17 pm
    Buyout group Cinven is reviving plans to list German truck and trailer parts maker Jost on the Frankfurt stock exchange, sources told Reuters.
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  • Americold explores sale or IPO: WSJ May 22, 2017 11:17 am
    Americold, backed by billionaire West Coast investor Ron Burkle, is exploring a sale or IPO, the Wall Street Journal reported. Americold, which owns temperature-controlled warehouses, could be valued at more than $3 billion, or even $4 billion, the story said. The company is working with bankers to sound out interested parties while also considering a listing. Americold is a real-estate investment trust owned by Yucaipa Cos; it shelved a prior IPO attempt in 2010.
    Luisa Beltran
  • VC-backed Argenx goes public May 18, 2017 3:28 pm
    Argenx, a Dutch developer of antibodies that treat cancer and severe autoimmune diseases, has raised about $100 million for its IPO after pricing its 5.9 million shares at $17 per share. The stock began trading May 18, 2017 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “ARGX.” Cowen and Company and Piper Jaffray & Co. are serving as the lead underwriters. Argenx’s backers include Aquila Capital, Forbion Capital Partners, OrbiMed, MPM Capital and Seventure Partners, according to Crunchbase. Currently, Argenx is trading on Euronext Brussels.
    Iris Dorbian
  • VC-backed Argenx hikes up IPO offering to five million shares May 17, 2017 3:42 pm
    Argenx, a Dutch developer of antibodies that treat cancer and severe autoimmune diseases, has increased its IPO offering to five million shares. The stock will trade on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “ARGX." Cowen and Company and Piper Jaffray & Co. are serving as the lead underwriters. Argenx’s backers include Aquila Capital, Forbion Capital Partners, OrbiMed, MPM Capital and Seventure Partners, according to Crunchbase. Currently, Argenx is trading on Euronext Brussels.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Belgian carpet maker Balta to list in Brussels: Reuters May 17, 2017 2:39 pm
    Belgian carpet maker Balta said on Wednesday it was planning to list on the Brussels stock exchange in the near future to raise about 138 million euros ($153.1 million) to reduce its debt, Reuters reported.
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  • Legion Capital sets IPO pricing terms May 17, 2017 2:25 pm
    Private equity firm Legion Capital Corporation has priced its IPO of 4 million shares at $1.25 per share. The company is planning on listing the stock on the NASDAQ. J. Bradley Hilton, grandson of fabled hotelier Conrad Hilton, leads Legion Capital.
    Iris Dorbian
  • KKR-owned Gardner Denver makes tepid return to stock market: Reuters May 14, 2017 11:59 pm
    Shares of Gardner Denver Holdings Inc (GDI.N) rose as much as 6.5 percent in their stock market debut on Friday, giving the U.S. industrial machinery maker a market value of about $4 billion, Reuters reported.
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  • Spotify, valued at $13 billion, to launch direct listing on NYSE: Reuters May 14, 2017 11:55 pm
    Music streaming service Spotify, most recently valued at $13 billion, will be the first major company to carry out a direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange when it goes public later this year or early next year, Reuters reported.
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  • Pret A Manger considers IPO: Bloomberg May 11, 2017 11:28 am
    Pret A Manger, the sandwich chain, is considering going public, according to Bloomberg. Pret, which is backed by Bridgeport Advisers, is working with several banks, including Credit Suisse, Barclays, JPMorgan & Chase, Piper Jaffray and Jefferies.
    Luisa Beltran
  • PE-backed Advantage Solutions to go public May 5, 2017 4:00 pm
    Irvine, California-based Advantage Solutions Inc, a business solutions provider, 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. Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are the lead underwriters. Advantage is backed by CVC Capital Partners and Leonard Green & Partners.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Dutch trust company operator TMF again eying IPO, says report: Reuters May 5, 2017 2:25 pm
    TMF Group, the Dutch operator of trust companies, is considering an initial public offering of shares after the summer, the newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad reported on Friday, Reuters reported.
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  • Yorktown Partners-backed Solaris sets IPO pricing terms May 3, 2017 4:23 pm
    Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, which is backed by Yorktown Partners, has priced its IPO of 10.6 million shares at between $15 and $18 per share. The stock will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "SOI." Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs are serving as the lead underwriters. Based in Houston, Texas, Solaris is a provider of patented mobile proppant management systems that unload, store and deliver proppant at oil and natural gas well sites.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Shareholders of Saudi gym chain Bodymasters consider Nomu listing, say sources: Reuters May 1, 2017 2:32 pm
    Shareholders of Saudi Arabia's Bodymasters are talking to banks and weighing a listing of the fitness chain on Saudi Arabia’s new parallel market, Nomu, sources told Reuters.
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  • VC-backed Zymeworks rolls out New York and Toronto IPO April 28, 2017 4:18 pm
    Vancouver, British Columbia-based biotherapeutics provider Zymeworks Inc has raised $58.5 million for its IPO after pricing its 4.5 million shares at $13 per share. The stock began trading April 28, 2017 on the New York Stock Exchange and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “ZYME."Citigroup Global Markets Canada Inc., Barclays Capital Inc. and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC are the lead underwriters. Zymeworks' pre-IPO backers include BDC Capital, Lumira Capital, CTI Life Sciences Fund, Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Perceptive Advisors, Teralys Capital, Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund, Brace Pharma Capital and Merlin Nexus.
    Iris Dorbian
  • PE-backed NCS unveils IPO April 28, 2017 4:14 pm
    Houston, Texas and Calgary-based NCS Multistage Holdings, a technology and services company specializing in multistage completions, has raised $161.5 million for its IPO after pricing its 9.5 million shares at $17 per share. The stock began trading April 28, 2017 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "NCSM." Credit Suisse, Citigroup and Wells Fargo Securities are serving as the lead underwriters. NCS is backed by Advent International.
    Iris Dorbian
  • VC-backed Appian Corp debuts IPO April 28, 2017 4:11 pm
    Reston, Virginia-based Appian Corp, a business process management software 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. Appian plans on listing the stock on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "APPN." Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and Barclays Capital Inc are serving as the lead underwriters. Appian is backed by New Enterprise Associates and Novak Biddle Venture Partners.
    Iris Dorbian
  • U.S. software company Cloudera beats expectations in IPO, says source: Reuters April 28, 2017 2:38 pm
    U.S. software company Cloudera Inc (CLDR.N) raised $225 million in an initial public offering on Thursday, a source told Reuters, giving the company a market valuation of about $1.9 billion, a steep fall from the $4.1 billion it was once valued at in the private market.
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  • Onex-backed Emerald Expositions goes public April 28, 2017 2:03 pm
    Emerald Expositions Events Inc, which is backed by the Onex Group, has raised $263.5 million after pricing its 15.5 million shares at $17 per share. The stock began trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "EEX." Emerald Expositions is an operator of business-to-business trade shows in the U.S.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Verona Pharma debuts IPO April 27, 2017 3:49 pm
    London-based Verona Pharma, a biopharmaceutical company, has priced its IPO of over 5.8 million shares at $13.50 per share. The stock began trading April 27, 2017 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “VRNA.” Jefferies and Stifel are serving as the lead underwriters. Verona Pharma’s backers include Vivo Capital, OrbiMed, New Enterprise Associates, Abingworth, Henderson Global Investors and Aisling Capital.
    Iris Dorbian
  • PE-backed Floor & Decor goes public April 27, 2017 3:44 pm
    Floor & Decor Holdings, a retailer of hard surface flooring and related accessories, went public after its IPO priced at about 8.82 million shares at $21 each. The stock began trading April 27, 2017 on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “FND.” BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Credit Suisse, UBS Investment Bank, Goldman Sachs, Jefferies, Piper Jaffray and Wells Fargo Securities are serving as the underwriters. Floor & Decor is backed by Freeman Spogli & Co and Ares Management.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Nordic Capital’s Munters to return to listed life with Stockholm IPO: Reuters April 27, 2017 2:26 pm
    Swedish air treatment group Munters, owned by private equity firm Nordic Capital, will return to the Stockholm stock market through an initial public offering (IPO) almost seven years after being taken private, it said on Thursday.
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  • Apax, shareholders prepare IPO of Brazil’s Tivit: Reuters April 25, 2017 8:40 pm
    British buyout firm Apax Partners LLP and a number of Brazilian investors have filed for regulatory permission to list information technology services provider Tivit Terceirização de Processos, Serviços e Tecnologia SA on the São Paulo Stock Exchange, Reuters reported.
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  • Riverstone-backed Liberty Oilfield sets IPO pricing terms April 25, 2017 6:20 pm
    Liberty Oilfield Services, which is backed by Riverstone, has priced its IPO of over 22 million shares at between $16 and $19 per share. The stock will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “BDFC." Morgan Stanley, Goldman, Sachs & Co., Wells Fargo Securities, Citigroup, J.P. Morgan and Evercore ISI are serving as the underwriters. Denver-based Liberty Oilfield is a provider of hydraulic fracturing services to onshore oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in North America.
    Iris Dorbian
  • VC-backed Argenx files for IPO April 24, 2017 2:44 pm
    Argenx, a Dutch developer of antibodies that treat cancer and severe autoimmune diseases, has filed for a U.S. IPO. The number of shares that will be sold as well as the stock's pricing terms have yet to be set. The stock will trade on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ARGX". Cowen and Company and Piper Jaffray & Co. are serving as the lead underwriters. Argenx's backers include Aquila Capital, Forbion Capital Partners, OrbiMed, MPM Capital and Seventure Partners, according to Crunchbase. Currently, Argenx is trading on Euronext Brussels.
    Iris Dorbian
  • S.Korea ING Life prices IPO near lower end of range: Reuters April 24, 2017 1:56 pm
    Private equity-owned ING Life Insurance Korea said on Monday it priced its initial pubic offering (IPO) near the lower end of an indicative range to raise a total of 1.1 trillion won ($973.54 million).
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  • Polish mobile phone group Play says mulls IPO: Reuters April 24, 2017 1:54 pm
    The owners of Poland's mobile operator P4, which operates under the Play brand name, are considering an initial public offering (IPO) after they called off an auction to sell the business in 2016, Reuters reported.
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  • Crestview-backed Select Energy Services goes public April 21, 2017 3:23 pm
    Select Energy Services Inc, which is backed by Crestview Capital, has raised $121.8 million for its IPO of 8.7 million shares after pricing it at $14 per share. The stock began trading April 21, 2017 on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "WTTR." Credit Suisse, FBR, Wells Fargo Securities, BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and J.P. Morgan are serving as the underwriters. Select Energy Services is a provider of total water solutions for the U.S. unconventional oil and gas industry.
    Iris Dorbian
  • S.Korea’s ING Life banks on high dividends to help sell $1.2 bln IPO: Reuters April 19, 2017 3:15 pm
    Private equity-owned ING Life Insurance Korea is banking on its hefty dividend payouts to draw investors to its planned initial public offering (IPO) that could raise as much as $1.2 billion in one of South Korea's bigger public floats, Reuters reported.
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  • PE-backed NCS sets IPO pricing terms April 18, 2017 3:58 pm
    Houston, Texas and Calgary-based NCS Multistage Holdings Inc, a technology and services company specializing in multistage completions, has priced its IPO of 9.5 million shares at between $15 and $18 per share. The stock will trade on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "NCSM." Credit Suisse, Citigroup and Wells Fargo Securities are serving as the lead underwriters. NCS is backed by Advent International.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Finnish used car retailer Kamux revives IPO plan: Reuters April 18, 2017 3:06 pm
    Finland's Kamux, an online used car retailer, is making a fresh attempt to list its shares after withdrawing an initial public offering (IPO) last year, it said on Tuesday.
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  • PE-backed Floor & Decor sets IPO pricing terms April 17, 2017 3:31 pm
    Floor & Decor Holdings, a retailer of hard surface flooring and related accessories, has priced its IPO of over 8.8 million shares between $16 and $18 per share. The stock will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "FND." BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Credit Suisse, UBS Investment Bank, Goldman, Sachs & Co., Jefferies, Piper Jaffray and Wells Fargo Securities are serving as the underwriters. Floor & Decor is backed by Freeman Spogli & Co.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Italian packaging firm Guala Closures preps IPO, sale, say sources: Reuters April 13, 2017 5:39 pm
    Private-equity held Italian packaging firm Guala Closures is preparing a stock market listing or sale that may value the company at more than 1 billion euros ($1.06 billion) including debt, sources told Reuters.
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  • Yext IPO prices raises $115.5 mln April 13, 2017 11:35 am
    Yext Inc’s IPO has priced at 10.5 million share at $11 each, above its expected $8 to $10 price range. Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan and RBC Capital Markets are acting as the bookrunners for the IPO. Yext is expected to trade April 13 on the NYSE under the ticker, “YEXT.”
    Luisa Beltran
  • Telecoms, cable group Altice starts IPO process for U.S. arm: Reuters April 11, 2017 6:20 pm
    Altice USA, the cable operator that Netherlands-based Altice NV (ATCA.AS) put together by acquiring Cablevision and Suddenlink Communications, on Tuesday filed for an initial public offering that seeks to raise $1 billon to $2 billion, according to a source familiar with the matter.
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  • Biohaven Pharmaceutical files to go public April 10, 2017 3:20 pm
    New Haven, Connecticut-based Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company targeting neurological diseases, has filed for an $100 million IPO, according to an SEC filing. Biohaven has applied to list the stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "BHVN." Morgan Stanley, Piper Jaffray and Barclays are the lead underwriters. Biohaven's shareholders include Portage Biotech Inc, Vivo Capital and RA Capital.
    Iris Dorbian
  • VC-backed Okta debuts IPO April 7, 2017 2:49 pm
    Okta, a provider of identity solutions for businesses, has raised $187 million for its IPO after pricing its 11 million shares at $17 per share. Okta began trading April 7, 2017 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “OKTA.” Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Allen & Company LLC are serving as the lead underwriters. Okta is backed by Andreesseen Horowitz, Greylock Partners and Sequoia Capital.
    Iris Dorbian
  • VC-backed Elevate Credit goes public April 6, 2017 3:31 pm
    Fort Worth, Texas-based Elevate Credit, an online credit solutions provider for non-prime consumers, has debuted its IPO after pricing its 12.4 million shares at $6.50 per share. The company began trading its stock April 6, 2017 on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "ELVT." UBS Securities LLC, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Jefferies LLC are serving as the lead underwriters. Elevate was backed by Victory Park Capital, Sequoia Capital and Technology Crossover Ventures.
    Iris Dorbian
  • VC-backed Verona Pharma files for IPO April 4, 2017 4:22 pm
    London-based Verona Pharma, a biopharmaceutical 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. Verona plans on listing the stock on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "VRNA." Jefferies and Stifel are serving as the lead underwriters. Verona Pharma's backers include Vivo Capital, OrbiMed, New Enterprise Associates, Abingworth, Henderson Global Investors and Aisling Capital.
    Iris Dorbian
  • VC-backed Zymeworks files for U.S. and Canadian IPO April 4, 2017 4:14 pm
    Vancouver-based biotherapeutics company Zymeworks Inc has filed for a U.S. and Canadian IPO. The IPO, which will give the company a listing on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “ZYME”, has not been officially priced; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission notes a proposed offering size of as much as $75 million. Zymeworks' backers include BDC Capital and Lumira Capital.
    Kirk Falconer
  • Metals recycling group Befesa eyes stock market listing, say sources: Reuters April 3, 2017 5:18 pm
    European private equity-owned metals recycling group Befesa is preparing a stock market listing in a deal potentially valuing the group at up to 1.2 billion euros ($1.3 billion), sources told Reuters.
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