Initial public offerings

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

Flow Traders seeks €1.7bn valuation

Dutch group sets range of €29-€37 a share for float

Japan Post kicks off TSE listing process

Japan Post and two units seek stock exchange clearance for IPOs

Samsung Bioepis eyes Nasdaq listing

South Korean company targets valuation of at least $8bn

Three of the biggest tech companies to remain private: Airbnb, Palantir and Uber
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Silicon Valley: Inside the winners’ circle

As tech groups shy away from IPOs, the wealth created goes only to those with the right access


Sophos valued at £1bn in flotation

Cyber security firm to raise more than expected

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

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Spain’s market for IPOs booming

Spain’s equity capital markets have been the busiest in Europe

Illy considers IPO amid consolidation

Italian coffee group explores its strategic options

The strange death of the tech IPO

There are reasons to worry that fewer ventures are going public

Investors work up sweat in wearables race

Mad rush for Fitbit shares highlights lack of access to private fundraising rounds

Fitbit: wearing it well, for now

Tech company offers impressive growth but the rating is stretched

Estate agency Hunters set to go public

IPO plan to build brand and fund acquisitions

The Fitbit Surge

Fitbit reaches $4bn IPO valuation

Company raises $732m as wearables market hots up

Europcar plans IPO in Paris

IPO will give car rental group an equity value of up to €2bn

China island-maker eyes foreign flotation

Dredger behind Beijing’s land-reclamation efforts seeks listing

Pets at Home: shares rehoused

Private equity firm KKR sells half its stake

Delivery Hero reaches $3bn valuation

Berlin-based food ordering company raises $110m from US funds

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Sophos: backing Britain

Cyber security outfit is brushing up well for a trip to market

Irish builder Cairn plans London listing

Group aims to exploit post-crisis supply-demand imbalance


Sophos aims to raise $100m in London IPO

IT security company aims for £1bn-plus valuation

Silicon Valley taps into ‘private IPOs’

Employees and investors use derivatives and other methods to raise funds and reward early backers

Fitbit seeks to raise $478m from float

IPO to test investor appetites for wearables makers

Modi fails to revive India’s IPO market

Business confidence is up, growth is perky, but flotations are flagging

Jawbone sues Fitbit on eve of IPO

Company claims rival poached employees who knew trade secrets

Japan’s Line concedes lack of global reach

WhatsApp rival says it must globalise ahead of likely IPO

Snapchat chief outlines plans for IPO

Messaging app spurns offers to remain independent

Vodafone resumes India unit IPO work

Telecoms group appoints Rothschild to prepare report on business

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Boston health tech group seeks London IPO

PureTech’s float comes amid UK’s growing life science investment

Zanetti eyes expansion with Milan listing

Family-owned Italian coffee group lays out ambitions

A man walks past a post office in Tokyo, Thursday 6 July 2006. Japan Post and Rakuten Inc., operator of a major virtual shopping mall, plan to jointly enter the Internet auction business, sources close to the matter said Thursday. Starting in September, the state-run postal firm's Yu-Pack parcel service will be used to deliver goods bought via an auction system that allows both buyers and sellers to remain anonymous.
Japan Post hopes the partnership will boost its Yu-Pack business.

Japan Post to increase risk after listing

Strategy change could have ‘high impact’ on country’s shares

BHP spin-off given lukewarm reception

South 32 attracts lower-end valuation on Sydney stock market debut

Massimo Zanetti seeks €200m in listing

Owner of Segafredo and Boncafé brands plans to sell 40% of group

$1bn tech groups a risky investment

Crowdfunding provision in US law for start-ups could imperil the public

ABN boss apologises after pay reversal

Flotation disrupted after planned award provokes political uproar

Buyout companies hit bottom of the barrel

IPO of SunGard suggests private equity’s great sale is ending

Chinese shares look decidedly frothy

Easier money means more leverage for punters, which means higher prices only as long as the froth lasts

Fitness tracker Fitbit files for IPO

Profitable wearable device maker looks to NYSE float

Bombardier to list rail business

Aircraft manufacturer plans fourth quarter IPO of minority stake

US biotech developer to float on Aim

Move reverses flow of European drug groups raising money in US

Chancellor George Osborne
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Curtis Banks votes for polling day IPO

Pensions provider defies election uncertainty with listing on Aim

Metro Bank targets £300m from IPO

Lender focusing on winning customers from established rivals