Initial public offerings

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

Etsy/Party City: fancy dress

Glittery and cheap or homemade and quaint? Both come with an overpriced stock

Confetti and bells herald US equity listings

Solid price gains reward Etsy, Party City and Virtu IPOs

US IPOs point to boost in deals demand

Virtu, Etsy, and Party City price at top of their ranges

AshleyMadison.com plans London IPO

Site hopes to benefit from ‘laissez faire attitude to infidelity’

Biotech: Making sense of the science

As big pharma bets huge sums on the next breakthrough drugs, some investors fear another bubble

Special reports

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

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Virtu IPO aims to show friendly HFT side

Bigger is better in the cut-throat world of rapid-fire trading

ABN Amro IPO back on government’s agenda

Listing plans could still take place by the end of the year

Famine after feast for US listings

Market has slowed as tech firms prefer to stay private

Abertis to spin off €4bn telecoms arm

Initial public offering one of the biggest in Europe this year

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Open source start-ups eye profits and IPOs

New developers must move fast to avoid being crowded out

Virtu seeks $2.6bn valuation from listing

IPO to test investor attitudes to high-frequency trading

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Dealmaking boosts N+1 Singer profits

Stockbroker joins rivals in benefiting from rising tide of IPOs

GoDaddy prices IPO at $20 a share

Lossmaking web domain group to use proceeds to pay back debt

Japan Post boosts dividend before float

Insurance-to-banking group plans acquisitions to drive growth

UK brokers cautious ahead of election

Secondary commissions continue to come under pressure

Japan to tighten scrutiny of IPOs

Main exchange operator aims to restore confidence in new listings

Venture capitalist Jon Moulton has invested in biotech company RedX Pharma

Moulton-backed RedX Pharma to list on Aim

UK life science industry shows sign of life beyond southeast

China IPO rules lead to massive arbitrage

Cap on prices delivers risk-free profits to lottery winners

HK feels heat over dual-class shares

Securities and Futures Commission will not be able to keep an open mind for very long

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

Big private fundraisings grow in Europe

Trend toward delayed IPOs spreads from the US

IPOs are going downhill fast

Decline highlights need to balance investment protection with encouragement

Auto Trader prices IPO at 235p a share

UK’s biggest car classifieds website valued at £2.35bn

Gala Coral prepares for IPO

Bookmaker eyes October flotation depending on market conditions

Malin aims to raise €300m with IPO

Company closes in on one of Europe’s biggest biotech flotations

Univision IPO may end an ugly buyout era

Private owners hope for a long-awaited return on a troubled deal

Univision sets sights on $1bn IPO

Listing could value Spanish-language broadcaster at up to $20bn


Aldermore shares soar on listing

Business bank raises £75m to fuel growth

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Changing the way Cambodians drink coffee

A local company has brought western café culture to Phnom Penh

Auto Trader

Auto Trader confirms plans for £2bn IPO

Flotation would propel car classifieds website into FTSE 250

Why I hope Etsy keeps its soul after IPO

The post-automation world needs platforms like the online craft marketplace

Bossip website

US news group Moguldom seeks £50m float

Websites group plans to test investor appetite in viral media

Etsy takes brand corporate with IPO plans

Amazon of the craft world seeks place at the home of tech stocks

Etsy: the long tail

Craft items are cute; at scale they can also be profitable

Etsy aims to raise $100m in IPO

Offering set to be biggest for a New York-based tech company in years

Conergy back to profit and seeks listing

Solar power company expects 50% capacity growth in 2015

Liberum chief Stilwell to leave bank

Executive chairman Le Prevost to take over as CEO

Wood Mackenzie seeks £2bn listing

Energy consultancy valuation adds to pressure on bidders

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The legend of Silicon Valley’s unicorns

Tech companies are raising private money through financing rounds rather than IPOs

Aldermore takes lead in race to float

Challenger bank reviving IPO in bid to dodge election turbulence

China savings bank pitches pre-IPO stakes

Listing could raise as much as Alibaba’s $25bn