• 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
    Reuters News
  • 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.
    Reuters News
  • 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.
    Reuters News
  • 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.
    Reuters News
  • 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.
    Reuters News
  • 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.
    Reuters News
  • 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
    Reuters News
  • 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.
    Reuters News
  • 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.
    Reuters News
  • 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.
    Reuters News
  • 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.
    Reuters News
  • BAWAG looks to raise up to 2.1 billion euros in Austria’s largest IPO​: Reuters October 11, 2017 2:28 pm
    BAWAG [CCMLPB.UL], the Austrian bank majority-owned by U.S. private equity group Cerberus Capital Management [CBS.UL], plans to raise up to 2.1 billion euros ($2.59 billion) in its initial public offering, which would be the biggest IPO in Austria’s history, Reuters reported.
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  • Meal box firm HelloFresh puts $1.8 billion flotation on menu: Reuters October 10, 2017 2:53 pm
    HelloFresh plans a flotation that could value the German meal kit delivery group at up to 1.5 billion euros ($1.8 billion), testing investor appetite after a sharp decline in shares in U.S. rival Blue Apron (APRN.N), Reuters reported.
    Reuters News
  • Ready meals firm Bakkavor prepares for London listing: Reuters October 10, 2017 2:49 pm
    Ready meals supplier Bakkavor said on Tuesday that it plans to list at least a quarter of its shares on the London Stock Exchange in early November, in a deal that sources say could value it at up to 1.5 billion pounds ($1.97 billion).
    Reuters News
  • Irish housebuilder Glenveagh says IPO set to raise 550 mln euros: Reuters October 10, 2017 2:31 pm
    Irish homebuilder Glenveagh Properties on Friday said it was set to raise 550 million euros ($647.30 million) in Ireland’s second-largest initial public offering since the 2008 financial crisis amid a housing crisis in Europe’s fastest growing economy.
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  • French biopharmaceutical company Erytech files for IPO October 9, 2017 2:38 pm
    Erytech Pharma, a French 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. 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
  • VC-backed Spero Therapeutics files for IPO October 9, 2017 2:21 pm
    Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Spero Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing treatments for bacterial infections, 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 the stock on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "SPRO." BofA Merrill Lynch, Cowen and Stifel will serve as 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
  • PE-backed Aquantia to go public October 9, 2017 2:18 pm
    San Jose-based Aquantia, a provider of high-speed connectivity solutions for data centers, 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 listing the stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "AQ." Morgan Stanley, Barclays Capital Inc and Deutsche Bank Securities are the lead underwriters. Aquantia's backers include Credit Suisse’s Direct Equity Partners, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Walden Riverwood and Cisco Investments.
    Iris Dorbian
  • TI Fluid Systems revives London listing plans: Reuters October 9, 2017 2:05 pm
    Auto parts maker TI Fluid Systems Limited said on Monday it has revived plans to list its shares in London, a year after shelving an initial public offering (IPO) due to volatile markets in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.
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  • Switch Inc’s IPO prices at $17 per share: Reuters October 6, 2017 3:14 pm
    Switch Inc (SWCH.N) raised about $531.3 million from its initial public offering which was priced at $17 per share, making the data-center operator the second-largest U.S. technology listing this year, Reuters reported.
    Reuters News
  • Metals recycler Befesa to list in Frankfurt this year: Reuters October 6, 2017 2:26 pm
    German metals recycling group Befesa is planning to list on the Frankfurt stock market this year, the company said in a statement on Friday.
    Reuters News
  • Black Ridge’s SPAC debuts IPO October 5, 2017 7:04 pm
    Black Ridge Oil & Gas Inc's special purpose acquisition company Black Ridge Acquisition Corp has rolled out its IPO after pricing its 12 million shares at $10 per share. The stock began trading October 5, 2017 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "BRAC." EarlyBirdCapital Inc was the underwriter. Based in Minneapolis, Black Ridge focuses on acquiring, investing in and managing the oil and gas assets for their partners.
    Iris Dorbian
  • VC-backed Rhythm Pharmaceuticals goes public October 5, 2017 4:00 pm
    Boston-based Rhythm Pharmaceuticals Inc, a developer of peptide therapeutics that treats rare genetic deficiencies, has debuted its IPO after pricing its over 7 million shares at $17 per share. The stock began trading October 5, 2017 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "RYTM." Morgan Stanley, BofA Merrill Lynch and Cowen are the lead underwriters. Rhythm Pharmaceuticals' pre-IPO backers include New Enterprise Associates, Third Rock Ventures, MPM Capital, OrbiMed and Pfizer.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Dutch company TMF to unveil London IPO this week: Reuters October 4, 2017 2:37 pm
    TMF Group, the Dutch operator of trust companies, plans to float its shares on the London Stock Exchange in an initial public offering to be unveiled later this week, a source told Reuters.
    Iris Dorbian
  • OrthoPediatrics sets IPO pricing terms October 3, 2017 5:13 pm
    Warsaw, Indiana-based OrthoPediatrics Corp, an orthopedic company focused on the pediatric orthopedic market, has priced its IPO of 4 million shares at between $12 and $14 per share. The stock will trade on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "KIDS." Piper Jaffray and Stifel are the lead underwriters. OrthoPediatrics' backers include Squadron Capital.
    Iris Dorbian
  • PE-backed ForeScout to go public October 3, 2017 5:10 pm
    San Jose, California-based ForeScout Technologies Inc, an internet of things security 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. ForeScout plans on trading the stock 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
  • VC-backed Ablynx files for IPO October 3, 2017 5:08 pm
    Ablynx, a Belgian 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. Ablynx, which currently trades on the Euronext Brussels, is planning on listing its U.S. stock 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
  • Canada’s Roots Corp sets C$14-C$16 per share IPO range: term sheet: Reuters October 2, 2017 6:51 pm
    Canadian apparel company Roots Corp has set a price range of C$14 ($14.00) to C$16 per share for its planned Toronto initial public offering (IPO), seeking to raise about C$200 million, according to a term sheet of the deal seen by Reuters on Monday.
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  • KKR-backed optical retailer National Vision files for IPO October 2, 2017 3:41 pm
    Optical retailer National Vision Holdings, which is backed by KKR, has filed for an IPO. The number of shares that will be sold as well as the pricing terms have yet to be set. The company is planning on listing the stock on the NASDAQ.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Irish housebuilder Glenveagh to raise up to 550 mln euros in IPO: Reuters October 2, 2017 2:35 pm
    Glenveagh Properties plans to raise up to 550 million euros ($646 million) in Ireland’s second largest initial public offering since the 2008 financial crisis to add much needed housing supply to Europe’s fastest growing economy, Reuters reported.
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  • Angry Birds maker Rovio valued at $1 billion in IPO: Reuters September 29, 2017 2:41 pm
    Finnish mobile games studio Rovio Entertainment Ltd priced its initial public offering (IPO) at the top end of the initial range on Thursday, giving it a market value of 896 million euros ($1.06 billion) before its market debut on Friday, Reuters reported.
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  • PE-backed PQ goes public September 29, 2017 2:37 pm
    Malvern, Pennsylvania-based PQ Group Holdings, a provider of catalysts, specialty materials and chemicals, has debuted its IPO after pricing its 29 million shares at $17.50 per share. The stock began trading September 29, 2017 on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "PQG." The underwriters include Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Credit Suisse and Jefferies. PQ Group Holdings is backed by CCMP Capital Advisors.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Roku connects with investors in debut, shares up 16.6 percent: Reuters September 28, 2017 4:23 pm
    Shares of Roku Inc (ROKU.O), a Fox-backed video streaming firm, rose as much as 16.6 percent in their market debut on Thursday, giving the U.S. IPO market a much-needed shot in the arm, Reuters reported.
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  • VC-backed Deciphera Pharmaceuticals debuts IPO September 28, 2017 4:21 pm
    Waltham, Massachusetts-based Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, an biotechnology company focused on key mechanisms of tumor drug resistance, has raised $127.5 million for its IPO after pricing its 7.5 million shares at $17 per share. The stock began trading Thursday September 28, 2017 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "DCPH." J.P. Morgan and Piper Jaffray & Co are the lead underwriters. Deciphera's backers include SV Life Sciences and New Leaf Venture Partners.
    Iris Dorbian
  • Spotify’s valuation turned up to $16 billion in private trades: Reuters September 28, 2017 11:01 am
    Private trades in Spotify shares are valuing the music streaming company at about $16 billion, according to people familiar with the deals, raising the prospect of a bumper flotation next year, Reuters reported.
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  • Lyft close to selecting IPO adviser: Reuters September 28, 2017 10:42 am
    strong>Lyft Inc is close to hiring an initial public offering (IPO) advisory firm, in the first concrete step by the second biggest U.S. ride service company to become publicly listed, Reuters reported.
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  • Terveystalo sets share price for 1.25 bln euro listing: Reuters September 27, 2017 2:29 pm
    Finland’s largest healthcare company Terveystalo set a share price of 9.76 euros on Wednesday for its upcoming share listing, valuing the firm at around 1.25 billion euros ($1.5 billion), Reuters reported.
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  • A decade on from disaster, Austrian bank BAWAG plans IPO: Reuters September 27, 2017 2:27 pm
    Austria’s former trade union bank BAWAG [CCMLPB.UL] is planning a stock market debut later this year to set the seal on a decade-long recovery from its near collapse in a fraud scandal, Reuters reported.
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  • India’s Godrej Agrovet sets price range for up to $178 mln IPO: Reuters September 26, 2017 2:25 pm
    India’s Godrej Agrovet Ltd has set a price range of 450-460 rupees a share for its initial public offering to raise up to 11.6 billion rupees ($177.6 million), according to a public notice on Tuesday, Reuters reported.
    Reuters News
  • VC-backed MongoDB to go public September 22, 2017 3:06 pm
    New York City-based database software company MongoDB has filed for an $100 million IPO, according to an SEC filing. MongoDB is planning on listing the stock on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "MDB." Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs are listed as being among the leading underwriters. MongoDB's backers include New Enterprise Associates, Sequoia Capital, Union Square Ventures, Flybridge Capital Partners and T. Rowe Price, reported Crunchbase.
    Iris Dorbian
  • 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.
    Reuters News
  • 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.
    Reuters News
  • 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.
    Reuters News
  • 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.
    Reuters News
  • 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.
    Reuters News
  • 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.
    Reuters News
  • 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.
    Reuters News
  • 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.
    Reuters News
  • 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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