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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Hastings gears up for £1bn autumn float

Chief assures investors the insurer has its ‘eye on the ball’

Aaron Levie, CEO Box, talks about the his vision for the future of the company enterprise cloud company he co-founded at the Box offices in San Francisco, California, Thursday, August 13, 2015. Thor Swift for the Financial Times
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Lesson from Box for technology start-ups

The cloud storage unicorn has had a rough ride

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Investment banking: Titans retreat

Post crisis, the biggest players turned to less risky activities, but those left still make good returns

China turmoil weighs on IPO pipeline

Turbulence could affect investor sentiment to new issues

‘Millisecond market’ can deter tech IPOs

Recently-listed companies’ shares exposed as market enters risk-off mode

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Valeant and Sprout — neither hot nor bothered

A modest price for a mediocre drug

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Tech IPOs: Zulily, too late

Poor showing for sector’s newly public companies will hurt private counterparts

China syndrome hits IPO market

Boutique US bank Houlihan Lokey prices offering below target

Biffa value could reach £1bn in IPO

UK waste collector aims for global expansion

France and Italy ahead in Europe equities

QE provides broad boost, but Spanish stocks lag behind

Neiman Marcus readies for IPO

Private equity owners seek exit after paying $6bn in 2013

Subdued mood weighs on HK flotation

Collapse in Shanghai and Shenzhen shares damps demand for IPOs

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SoulCycle: reinventing the wheel

Physical and emotional wellbeing are yours for $34 a session

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SoulCycle spins the wheel for fitness IPO

Cult chain of indoor cycling studios had sales of $112m last year

Numis, Crowdcube to offer retail IPOs

Broker invests in equity crowdfunding platform

Jones quits over Santander listing delay

Departure of UK finance chief raises doubts on flotation

South Korea listings approach record high

Lure of higher stock prices and relaxed rules tempt companies to market

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Ferrari files for New York IPO

Decision comes nine months after spin-off announced

Japan Post to shake up IPO sales pitch

State-owned group to market itself as ‘aggressive’ asset manager

China’s top investment bank seeks HK IPO

CICC resumes march to listing that could raise up to $1bn

First Utility plans stock listing for early 2016

Offering could give energy supplier market cap of about £500m

KKR makes first move to float First Data

$30bn takeover in 2007 became firm’s biggest buyout

Pisa, Italy - June 3, 2012: two Italian Mail postboxes found in Via Santa Maria in Pisa, Tuscany. They are covered with stickers. The yellow sticker is the official one indicating the collection times; other unofficial stickers (art groups, clubs, etc) appear too. Scan from FUJICHROME PROVIA 100F Professional

Italy to float 40% of Poste Italiane

Starting gun fired on long-awaited postal privatisation

PBB shares rise on market debut

German property lender goes ahead with €1bn listing

Flow Traders: passive aggressive

A way for stock pickers to play passive investing

Univision returns to public markets

Spanish language media group looks to pay down $10bn debt

Pressure rises on India exchanges to list

Institutional investors urge Delhi to push through stalled plans

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

Airline passengers look at Iberia aircraft through viewing windows in a terminal at Madrid Barajas airport in Madrid, Spain, on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013
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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

Wearables craze: The Fitbit watch

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