Initial public offerings

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

US Foods jumps 7% on trading debut

Food producer a bright spot in lacklustre market for US listings

Prosper Marketplace explores options

Online lending sector under scrutiny after Lending Club scandal

Banks’ research: disclaimers don’t do it

Banks and brokers’ efforts disclose potential conflicts of interest, but they should go further

Dong IPO could value company at $16bn

Stock market listing set to be world’s biggest so far this year

IPOs highlight lack of diversity

Laggard boards ‘must try harder’

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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

Caution but no red signals for bull market

Speculative excess is lacking 12 months on from S&P 500 high

Billionaire buys 13% stake in Tribune

Move comes as LA Times publisher is stalked by rival Gannett

SF Express website

China logistics group eyes reverse merger

Package delivery booms on demand from online shoppers

Lakehouse struggles to turn tide of woes

Deep-rooted problems have been exposed to public scrutiny

Dealmakers eye UK retail with caution

Private equity investors are shunning old-fashioned indebted buyouts

Can Saudi Aramco fix a one-trick economy?

Some investors doubt that Riyadh will be able to kick its oil ‘addiction’, despite planned IPO

Maisons du Monde: the same, but different

The retailer might be aiming high with its sales pitch but it shares the same market as its rivals

Flurry of deals suggests IPO uplift

Maisons du Monde, Philips and Dong point to renewed listings appetite

Philips sets range for lighting division IPO

Dutch group hoping to raise €844m after sale fell through

Acacia jumps over 30% in strong debut

Listing provides clues as to how tech ‘unicorns’ could fare

Listen out for changes in market chatter

Sharper scrutiny of tech coincides with lull in listing activity

Dong and BOC Aviation revive IPO market

Danish utility and Chinese leasing unit plan $1bn fundraisings

Dong Energy: membership bid

State-owned Danish renewable energy group eyes listing

Former EE chief weighs O2 bid

UK telecoms veteran in talks to create a consortium to mount bid

Dong Energy unveils plans for summer IPO

Wind farm operator could be Europe’s biggest listing this year

Hotel Chocolat soars 28% on London listing

Chocolatier bucks trend and lists despite Brexit worries

Saudi Arabia raising oil output ahead of IPO

State oil company at centre of reform programme

Saudi Aramco — more mirage than IPO

It is sensible to question how realistic the Saudis are about this float

Online lenders reel at Laplanche departure

Peers stunned by fate of industry’s spiritual leader

Charles Dickins

A mutual friend and a new investment

Don’t be put off good stock if its price rises by a few coppers

Hotel Chocolat float values group at £167m

Founders Angus Thirlwell and Peter Harris to share £43m chunk

JPMorgan Securities on HK ‘name and shame’ list

Latest blow to US bank in Asia after princelings scandal

Many eurozone IPOs below listing price

Companies suffer as broader equity market falls

Philips plans to spin off lighting unit

IPO should involve a minority stake in maker of LEDs and bulbs

Saudi Aramco’s oil facility in Dammam
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Saudi opens door to short sellers

Regulator looks to sharpen appeal of $400bn bourse

Retailer Joules plans to float on Aim

Valuation of £140m expected for seller of wellingtons and raincoats

Czech coal group in possible bankruptcy

Owner New World Resources appeals to Prague government

Scepticism over Saudi sell-offs

Scope of transformation massive for cradle-to-grave society

Facebook’s special shares are a mistake

Locking up control indefinitely is bad for the health of companies

PayPal: fuddy goody

Turning emojis into cash can give the payments processor another boost

Mark Zuckerberg, F8 2016

Facebook: Gentleman’s C

The most common form of shareholder franchise is still available at the social network

Dong Energy IPO proposals gain a tailwind

Danish utility and green energy pioneer boosted by results

Red Rock raises $531m in public offering

Casino operator’s deal is sign of cautious reopening in US market

China’s Ant Financial raises $4.5bn

Funding round values Alibaba’s finance affiliate at $60bn

Sweeping Saudi plan set to rattle kingdom

Prince’s ambition will test social fabric of conservative state