Initial public offerings

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

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Scotland vote to unleash London IPOs

Aldermore, Miller Group and RAC expected to file for float soon

Evraz to spin off North American business

Russian steelmaker seeks to pay down pre-crisis debt

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Alibaba prices shares in IPO at $68

Record-setting float will raise $21.8bn

Europe struggles to catch US biotech bulls

The Nasdaq biotech index is on the rise again

Bayer plans plastics business flotation

Chemicals business IPO could be Europe’s largest float since 2000

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The AA float deal netted a £30m fee for sole adviser Cenkos
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Jump-start for the Aim market

Cenkos and Shore Capital are riding a wave of deals

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Cenkos reports sixfold rise in profit

Small-cap broker rides wave of resurgent IPO market in the UK

Wanda Commercial seeks Hong Kong listing

Float of Chinese property company may reach $2-$3bn

Shifting global demand for equities raises concern

Bourses’ role as capital distributors is under threat

Ackman plans $2bn fund IPO in Amsterdam

Aim to give Pershing Square more flexibility

Jack Ma stresses Alibaba’s global push

CEO urges investors to see company as tech group

A rocket ride for Alibaba IPO

Good times for flotations tend to be a bad time to invest

London heads for record year of IPOs

Total raised from public offerings expected to reach £18bn

Disturbing elements ahead of Alibaba IPO

Ecommerce group contends with online offers of gallium and uranium

Virgin Money boosts board ahead of IPO

Pearson’s Glen Moreno to become chairman of lender next year

Japan’s Recruit plans $1.8bn IPO

Tentative price values country’s biggest staffing company at $15bn

IPO values Citizens at up to $14bn

Roadshow starts for biggest US bank listing since crisis

Eircom lines up Dublin flotation plans

Irish telecoms group could be valued at close to €3bn

Ma’s ambition calls for patient investors

Alibaba’s founder is asking shareholders to trust its leadership

Germany starts warming to IPOs

Teutonic Shifts: Flotations suggest suspicion of capital markets lifting

Lock-up expiries will unlock IPO demand

Bolt cutters won’t be needed for 23 main market businesses, writes Jonathan Guthrie

South Africa’s Bidvest mulls London IPO

Potential listing follows flurry of African flotations in UK

Hong Kong Airlines eyes dual-currency IPO

Deal to tap retail investors’ bets on rising Chinese currency

Pipeline of Europe’s IPOs continues to flow

Jimmy Choo and RAC among two dozen groups expected to float

Lending Club: neither a borrower nor a lender

A quirky idea with great potential can turn problematic

Price falls cool IPO exuberance in Europe

Several companies trade below float price

Lending Club seeks over $500m in IPO

Peer-to-peer lender likely to be valued at about $5bn

Techs would be weaker without banks

Bankers are more important than the tech chieftains realise

IPOs: auctions v traditions

Google’s auction 10 years ago did not start a revolution – just yet

Alibaba unit finds accounting issues

Trading in shares of HK-listed film production arm suspended

Citizens Financial boosts commercial arm

US unit of RBS targets companies with annual revenues over $500m

Alibaba overhauls its Alipay relationship

Restructuring eliminates cap on potential gain in any Alipay IPO

BuzzFeed inspires listicle of caution

Shares are pricey and there are risks of a Silicon Valley bubble

Rocket makes case for €3bn valuation

Start-up sets offer price floor ahead of expected autumn IPO

Euronext profits buoyed by IPO appetite

Chief executive Cerutti sees ‘beginning of a new cycle’

BlackRock sounds alarm over IPO quality

Call for reform after European post-listing falls

Hedge funds go short on PE-backed floats

Stock pickers seek to profit from floats that fall in value

WH Group makes solid Hong Kong debut

Shares rise 7.4% as world’s top pork producer finally goes public

Property company pulls £500m IPO

Urban Exposure the latest to stall listing plans

China private sector listings trump state fees

Banks earn more from companies not owned by state