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

Venture capitalist Jon Moulton has invested in biotech company RedX Pharma

Moulton-backed RedX Pharma to list on Aim

UK life science industry shows sign of life beyond southeast

China IPO rules lead to massive arbitrage

Cap on prices delivers risk-free profits to lottery winners

HK feels heat over dual-class shares

Securities and Futures Commission will not be able to keep an open mind for very long

The Shazam Entertainment Ltd. logo sits on a wall as an employee uses a smartphone in this arranged photo at the company's headquarters in London, U.K., on Friday, July 26, 2013. Billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil SAB has invested $40 million in the London-based company behind the software with more than 70 million active users every month. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Big private fundraisings grow in Europe

Trend toward delayed IPOs spreads from the US

IPOs are going downhill fast

Decline highlights need to balance investment protection with encouragement

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Auto Trader prices IPO at 235p a share

UK’s biggest car classifieds website valued at £2.35bn

Gala Coral prepares for IPO

Bookmaker eyes October flotation depending on market conditions

Malin aims to raise €300m with IPO

Company closes in on one of Europe’s biggest biotech flotations

Univision IPO may end an ugly buyout era

Private owners hope for a long-awaited return on a troubled deal

Univision sets sights on $1bn IPO

Listing could value Spanish-language broadcaster at up to $20bn

Aldermore

Aldermore shares soar on listing

Business bank raises £75m to fuel growth

Jan. 15, 2015 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Chang Bunleang, Brown Cafe. © Nicolas Axelrod / Ruom

Changing the way Cambodians drink coffee

A local company has brought western café culture to Phnom Penh

Auto Trader

Auto Trader confirms plans for £2bn IPO

Flotation would propel car classifieds website into FTSE 250

Why I hope Etsy keeps its soul after IPO

The post-automation world needs platforms like the online craft marketplace

Bossip website

US news group Moguldom seeks £50m float

Websites group plans to test investor appetite in viral media

Etsy takes brand corporate with IPO plans

Amazon of the craft world seeks place at the home of tech stocks

Etsy: the long tail

Craft items are cute; at scale they can also be profitable

Etsy aims to raise $100m in IPO

Offering set to be biggest for a New York-based tech company in years

Conergy back to profit and seeks listing

Solar power company expects 50% capacity growth in 2015

Liberum chief Stilwell to leave bank

Executive chairman Le Prevost to take over as CEO

Wood Mackenzie seeks £2bn listing

Energy consultancy valuation adds to pressure on bidders

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The legend of Silicon Valley’s unicorns

Tech companies are raising private money through financing rounds rather than IPOs

Aldermore takes lead in race to float

Challenger bank reviving IPO in bid to dodge election turbulence

China savings bank pitches pre-IPO stakes

Listing could raise as much as Alibaba’s $25bn

01/12/14. DFS GEARS UP FOR CHRISTMAS. Picture shows DFS’s craftsmen and women hand making sofas as it responds to consumer demand for British design and craftsmanship in the run up to Christmas. The company’s three UK-based upholstery factories and two wood mills will see output increase by 25% and the number of pieces to increase to 53,000 over the festive season. The increase in output will also see them complete in excess of 700,000 quality control checks as each sofa will receive 14 individual checks. DFS’ team of craftsmen and women will hand make over 53,000 pieces of upholstered furniture in the company’s three UK based upholstery factories in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire and two wood mills in the run up to Christmas CREDIT: DANIEL LYNCH. 07941 594 556. www.lynchpix.co.uk

DFS sets price range for flotation

Soft furnishings retailer’s IPO plans hit by weakening demand

The start-ups poisoned by too much money

Late-stage private companies have not endured the scrutiny of the IPO process, writes Bill Gurley

Europe equity surges to issuance record

Region leads the world for the first time since 2005

Revolution Bars plans return to market

Latest company to join pre-election rush to float in London

Aldermore and Shawbrook race to list first

Competition to list intensifies as banks vie for investors’ cash

Rocket Internet seeks €600m fresh equity

Ecommerce group has invested €1bn of its €1.4bn IPO proceeds

Aena IPO is Spain’s largest since 2007

Airports group chief says investors appreciate Spanish recovery

Aena to be Spain’s second-biggest IPO

World’s largest airports operator to be privatised by Madrid

01/12/14. DFS GEARS UP FOR CHRISTMAS. Picture shows DFS’s craftsmen and women hand making sofas as it responds to consumer demand for British design and craftsmanship in the run up to Christmas. The company’s three UK-based upholstery factories and two wood mills will see output increase by 25% and the number of pieces to increase to 53,000 over the festive season. The increase in output will also see them complete in excess of 700,000 quality control checks as each sofa will receive 14 individual checks. DFS’ team of craftsmen and women will hand make over 53,000 pieces of upholstered furniture in the company’s three UK based upholstery factories in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire and two wood mills in the run up to Christmas CREDIT: DANIEL LYNCH. 07941 594 556. www.lynchpix.co.uk

Sofa.com attracts private equity investor

CBPE pays £40m-£50m as rival furniture makers prepare IPOs

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Woodford taps start-ups with fund launch

Star manager’s investment trust seeks to raise £200m in April IPO

GSK upbeat despite sales and profit drop

Drugmaker beats expectations as respiratory business struggles

Wizz Air aims to raise €150m in IPO

Low-cost airline looks to lower borrowing cost

LendInvest set to debut on LSE

Mortgage crowdfunder first P2P lender to go public in UK

Shake Shack soars to $1.7bn on debut

Shares in burger chain leap from $21 issue price to $47 opening

Shake Shack burgers valued at $745m

High-end American chain sells shares above range at $21

Spotify hires Goldman to raise near $500m

Funding round could value streaming company at $7bn

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