Initial public offerings

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

Myners calls for digital auction of shares

Tender proposed for shares via an electronic offer system

New York tops year’s market for IPOs

Alibaba flotation ensures lead in global hunt for returns

Asian IPOs end 2014 on a high

Hong Kong notches up its strongest performance in three years

London’s IPO price falls curb enthusiasm

Bumper year finishes skewed towards first half

Samsung's Cheil doubles on debut

De facto holding company listed in broad restructuring

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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

Royal Mail sell-off lost taxpayers £180m

But Myners report clears ministers of vastly underpricing asset

Lender OnDeck soars 33% in IPO

Technology-powered ‘peer-to-peer’ specialist raises $200m

New ways of attacking cancer cells are being developed

Juno IPO highlights latest buzz in US biotech

Cell therapy specialist poised for listing as sector draws investors

Dalian Wanda raises $3.7bn in Hong Kong

Chinese deal moves city into second globally in IPOs

Bankers, like alcoholics, must admit to their problem

The temptation to circumvent the rules might prove irresistible, writes Philip Augar


Tech IPOs surge rescues paper losses

New Relic and Hortonworks shares jump on debut

Court rules for Deutsche Telekom investors

Judges find IPO prospectus was ‘objectively false’

China dating app founder accused of theft

Former employer accuses Momo chief ahead of New York IPO

Lending Club valued at $5.4bn in IPO

Peer-to-peer lender prices shares above range at $15

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Shazam hopes add-ons will get it to IPO

Music recognition app needs more revenue

IPO market set to fall short of expectations

Volatility in October hit figures for final quarter

Lending Club IPO rides easy money wave

Peer-to-peer investors express concerns as stakes rise

London’s Camden Market to float

Company aims to raise £100m on Aim by end of year

Dalian Wanda targets $3.9bn HK listing

Chinese property group plans city’s biggest IPO this year

Numis benefits from buoyant IPO market

Funds raised from listings on Aim and main market rise 45%

Dalian Wanda diversifies into pig-farming

Chinese retail group moves into agriculture ahead of Hong Kong IPO

Axion to raise £500m for debt investing

Group eyes backing subordinated debt issued by European banks

Lending Club boosts size of planned IPO

Peer to peer lender seeks valuation of at least $3.8bn

Mota-Engil Africa lists in Amsterdam

African arm of Lisbon-based group expects to increase free float

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Bayer to use IPO funds to cut debt

German group is also to use proceeds to buy consumer drugs

CGN opens books for Hong Kong listing

China nuclear group eyes territory’s largest IPO for a year

Ineos boss pitches fracking

Jim Ratcliffe’s big problem is footloose environmentalists

Brazil’s parched IPO market seeks boost

Appointment of new finance minister will be critical for sentiment

Branson makes £70m as Virgin Money floats

UK Treasury also one of the biggest beneficiaries from listing

Virgin Money float values bank at £1.25bn

Challenger lender prices IPO at bottom of range

China IPOs in Hong Kong disappoint

City records lowest average returns and greatest chance of losses

Virgin Money presses ahead with IPO

Challenger bank revives plans after choppy October markets

Delay for listing of Spain’s Aena

Airport operator told to hold open tender for role of IPO auditor

Samsung SDS prices IPO at top of range

Korean parent also moves ahead with second float

Malaysia fund readies $3bn power asset IPO

Plan for listing next year comes amid scrutiny of 1MDB

Fiat Chrysler to spin off Ferrari

Quintessential Italian marque to be listed next year

Goldman at odds with rivals over Alibaba

Investment bank’s research following flotation sets low target

Niche financial firms to try Aim floats

Mortgage Advice Bureau and Haversham brave choppy markets

Two companies unveil UK Aim IPO plans

Mortgage Advice Bureau and Haversham seeking to buck trend

GSK’s chief Witty comes out fighting

Drugmaker ‘extremely pragmatic’ about options for boosting value