Initial public offerings

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

What is Alibaba really worth?

US IPO filing to give first peek inside Chinese ecommerce giant

Kuok unit halts Singapore IPO drought

Operator of oil rig ‘floatels’ prices $400m offering

Activist Ader adds pressure on Bwin.party

New York-based investor puts forward four board nominees

China’s Weibo raises $285m in US IPO

Company overcomes jitters after earlier cutting size of offering

Elior plans €700m flotation

Private equity backer Charterhouse eyes €4bn valuation

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

Moelis bounces from reduced issue price

Boutique bank shares rise on debut after cut in size and issue price

IPO enthusiasm spreads to Europe

Biggest flotations in Q1 were in Amsterdam and Copenhagen

China’s Twitter IPO encounters headwinds

Sina Weibo microblog faces slowing user growth

Bonus payments hit WH Group’s bottom line

Two executives receive $597m for role in sealing Smithfield deal

Fund managers against HK easing IPO rules

Poll shows 80% say city should not ease rules to win IPOs

Tech insiders dumped shares ahead of slide

Opportunistic sales by founders as lock-up periods expire

Businesses eye Zeus’s ‘virtuous circle’

Manchester hinterland at the heart of surge in City flotations

Current bout of dotcom fever less virulent

Valuations more realistic and UK investors more savvy this time

Investors cool on latest London listings

Exova and Cambian both trade below offer prices

Boutique banks: Lex in-depth

Moelis & Co’s public offering next week follows a good run for the small, specialist operations

WH Group IPO to raise as much as $6.2bn

Even at low end, listing will be Hong Kong’s biggest since 2010

WH Group eyes IPO valuation of up to $21bn

Chinese pork producer’s listing to be HK’s biggest since 2010

Tech IPOs must address a more critical audience

Jury is still out on the high valuations of internet stocks

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Tech flotations head under water

Newest internet listings fall below their launch prices

Vietnam Airlines IPO in stalled mode

Big leap of faith is required for foreign investors to take part

Spain hails eDreams IPO as recovery sign

First listing of local group since country emerged from recession

Falling internet stocks hit IPO hopes

Slides in Twitter and Tencent shares weigh on new listings

GrubHub: leftovers

Order carefully from food delivery site’s IPO

Matomy pulls London IPO plans

Digital ad group looks at alternatives after ‘technical setback’

Wave of London IPOs brings rewards

Directors floating on main market also generous to staff

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Outbrain looks to raise $100m in US IPO

Israeli start-up charges brands for distributing web content

Clash of clans

Supercell battles on in mobile gaming

Finnish company shrugs off the pall cast on sector by King’s IPO

Applus chooses Spanish IPO over bid

Group plans to list despite offer from BC Partners

Virtu Financial delays planned IPO

Examination of high-frequency trading grows

Alarm.com looks to tap market appetite

‘Internet of things’ group is said to consider an IPO or sale

Ares hopes to raise $500m in IPO

LA group could be biggest buyout company to launch since Carlyle

UK to the fore in Europe listings surge

IPO market has been undeterred by geopolitical tensions

Ally Financial: revved up

New investors will have to bet the car lender can continue its recovery route after its IPO

Letter from Lex: capital conundrums

Counting up today’s money is much easier than investing that money in tomorrow

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CBS billboard spin-off marks end of era

New public company began trading on Friday

US to reduce Ally stake in IPO

Sale of government shares could raise $2.7bn

Tencent leads Asian tech sell-off

Billions wiped off value of Chinese online game maker

‘Fruity’ tech stocks lose their flavour

Candy Crush fall fits the broad pattern of the past month

Candy crushed as King takes 15% hit

Game maker tumbles after $500m listing

Candy Crush developer slides on debut

King IPO raises $500m as jitters lead to shares being priced at midpoint