Initial public offerings

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

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

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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

Busiest week for US listings since 2007

Companies rush to market ahead of summer slowdown

Sensitivity ahead of a public listing

Keep people appraised of the milestones while explaining you cannot go into specific detail

Naver disappoints amid Line IPO talk

Growth of mobile chat app offset by online games writedown

Savannah Petroleum to float on Aim

Niger-focused oil and gas company seeks to raise £29m

Virgin America files for IPO

Airlines profit from lower fuel prices and a better economy

Cross-border IPOs surge in first half

Capital raised doubles to $25.7bn as groups tap foreign investors

Poste Italiane privatisation faces delay

Concerns over Fincantieri’s weak market debut

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How to . . . invest in university knowhow

Investors need patience as well as tolerance of risks

5.11 Tactical owner gunning for IPO

Owner eyes sale or listing of police uniform and weapons maker

McColl’s sales grow after IPO

Convenience store chain’s expansion fuelled by flotation

WH Group cuts valuation for rebooted IPO

Sino-US pork group pares price from HK$8 to HK$6.20 a share

Alibaba discloses blackmail attempt

Company said authors of research report demanded $300,000

Playing the IPO numbers game

Is a single banker better than a roomful in promoting an issue?

Spire listing priced at low end of target

Private hospital group floats on difficult day for London market

Sagafredo Zanetti

Zanetti appoints banks for Milan listing

Banca IMI and BNP Paribas to work on offering

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In defence of Rocket’s science

Ahead of planned IPO, co-founder shrugs off ‘clone factory’ digs

Coalition scraps Land Registry sale

Proposal put on hold after criticism over Royal Mail sell-off

European property IPOs reach 8-year high

Continent sees €4.6bn worth of real estate groups go public

Recovery and growth pitches drive IPOs

Spain and UK lead real estate flotations for different reasons

Oppenheimer Europe looks at advisory role

Revival in IPO market presents opportunities