Initial public offerings

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

GrandVision eyes €1bn Euronext flotation

Optical retailer’s IPO plans to test investor sentiment for year

DFS GEARS UP FOR CHRISTMAS. Picture shows DFS’s craftsmen and women hand making sofas as it responds to consumer demand for British design and craftsmanship in the run up to Christmas.

DFS close to seeking London IPO

Float would be first high-profile listing of a retailer this year

Spain to float airports operator Aena

Madrid expected to sign off on plan to raise €4bn

Intesa eyes IPO of private bank

Italian lender aims to grow through deal for international brand

Oil’s dip puts brakes on Middle East IPOs

EY report suggests groups will be patient until markets stabilise

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John Laing confirms London float plans

IPO poised to value infrastructure group at up to £1bn

John Laing poised for stock market return

Henderson set to announce plans to float UK infrastructure group

CVC plans $4.9bn Sunrise listing

IPO could value Swiss telecoms operator at SFr5bn

Egyptian medical group to list in London

Integrated Diagnostics Holdings is expected to raise about £200m

IPOs: floating away

An enticing menu, but the diners may be full

HSS Hire seeks £100m from London float

Equipment rental company plans to reduce debt

Revived Box IPO to test investor appetite

Cloud storage company hopes to raise $150m in US listing

Market volatility threat to London listings

Companies waiting to float are put off by geopolitical risks

Thetrainline.com set for £500m IPO

Online booking group poised to be first tech float of the year

Danny Meyer cooks up Shake Shack listing

Burger chain looks to tap into investor enthusiasm for US IPOs

Chinese brokerages rush to raise capital

Citic Securities and Guosen among those tapping booming equity markets

Warning signs after bumper IPO year

Clouds on horizon after 1,205 listings raise $258bn globally

Japan Post IPO to include listing two units

State-owned group to float shares in insurance and bank units

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

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

The Shazam Entertainment Ltd. logo sits on a wall as an employee uses a smartphone in this arranged photo at the company's headquarters in London, U.K., on Friday, July 26, 2013. Billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil SAB has invested $40 million in the London-based company behind the software with more than 70 million active users every month. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

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