Initial public offerings

Keep up to date with companies looking to come to market as sentiment recovers after years in the doldrums

China’s Anbang explores public listing

Acquisitive financial group asks banks for pitches

Mary Ann Deignan leaves Bank of America

One of Wall Street’s most senior female bankers joins Lazard’s corporate preparedness unit

Cambridge fund raises £75m ahead of IPO

Woodford, Winton Ventures and Oman Investment join investors

Dalian Wanda property group taken private

Investors approve tycoon’s $4.4bn offer for Hong Kong shares

General Motors: heavy Lyft

Motor group should not spend its cash acquiring car-booking company

Special reports

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Post-crisis investing, online brokers, Go-anywhere, alternatives, team thinking

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Switzerland, strategies, competition, crisis fallout, technology, emerging markets, recruitment, consolidation

PSBC offer is China sentiment litmus test

Listing of China’s fifth-largest bank by assets should be judged on quality of investors it attracts

Lending Club: membership drive

Plucky individual investors could be rewarded for sticking around

LoopUp dials in for London IPO

Conference call software group among first floats since Brexit vote

RBS ditches branch spin-off after £1bn loss

Williams & Glyn plan off as lender sets aside £1.3bn for legal costs

BNP sells $485m stake in First Hawaiian

IPO reflects regulatory pressures in the US following crisis

Etsy: getting craftier

The knick-knack peddlers’ ecommerce site could be a target for Amazon

Telefónica profits plunge more than 50%

Spanish group hit by exchange rates and poor handset sales

Hutchison meditech R@D

Biotech start-up slides on Wall St debut

Shares in Hep-C drugmaker founded by ex-convict drop 17%

Car group Autins drives post-Brexit IPOs

British engineering company reduces noise in Bentleys and Range Rovers

Enav shares jump on Italian debut

Defensive characteristics help air traffic control operator shine

Glencore Russneft stake cut by debt deal

Oligarch founder of Russian oil group in debt-for-equity swap

Fund houses fill corporate lending gap

Study shows growing reliance of companies on asset managers

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Philips Lighting shines bright on debut

Supplier relationships and scale used to extract better terms

Italy eyes €750m air traffic control sale

Key plank of Renzi’s privatisation plan prices close to top of range

Payment processing company Worldpay has said it plans to raise £890m by listing its shares on the London stock market. The flotation could give the company a market value of nearly £4bn and push it into the FTSE 100 index of the largest UK-listed firms.

Worldpay outage hits millions of payments

Payments processing group’s outage has lasted more than two weeks


Line takes long road to global success

Founder promises to take Japanese messaging app around the world after Asian achievements

Line looks to spend on AR and data mining

Japanese chat app to use proceeds from $1.3bn IPO to challenge bigger rivals

Line shares surge in Tokyo and NY debut

Japanese rival to WhatsApp jumps 48% as Tokyo trading starts

Compare The Market owner eyes £2bn float

BGL Group preparing for a potential listing in early 2017

Line: Treading a fine one

Messaging app prices IPO as growth stalls but it still has a future

Waste collector Biffa heads for £1bn IPO

Operating profits rise 27% in year to March 2016, sales up 5%

Brexit keeps European IPOs on hold

Market turbulence deters companies from pushing ahead with listings

Titleist: Par for the course

Golfers may not buy new clubs but always need balls

Diversity push drives SGX-Baltic tie-up

The Asian bourse had just one significant IPO last year and is losing ground to regional competitors

Sungevity to list while sector shines

Easterly merger comes as competitor faces uncertain outlook

China broker braves post-Brexit IPO market

Orient Securities raises $1.16bn despite global market turmoil

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Saudi Aramco sale heralds new market

Saudi Arabia is preparing privatisations designed to attract foreign investors

Intertain considers London listing

Canadian group appoints former from Gala Coral and Sportingbet

Intel weighs sale of cyber security unit

Chipmaker considers move as investors flock into sector

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Ken Moelis, a traditional dealmaker

Banker at the forefront of a wave of boutique advisers

Week in Review

Week in Review, June 25

Twilio’s IPO ends tech drought, Musk targets SolarCity, BHS, Oi and asset managers featured

Japan bourse takes market lessons to school

Unorthodox bid to woo money out of banks and into stocks

Twilio: public life

A rare IPO for a private tech company. Why bother?

Twilio shares surge in Wall Street debut

Move offers hope to fellow unicorns seeking to list

RBS stalls Williams & Glyn sale process

Complex task of separating the bank deals blow to government