Finance/Venture

BNY Mellon

BNY Mellon China JV gets regulator approval for exit of U.S. partner

A unit of Bank of New York Mellon Corp, one of the largest wealth managers in the United States, has won regulatory clearance for the sale of its stake in a joint venture with China's Western Securities Co Ltd , as a shake-out continues among partnerships in the country's financial industry.

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Norwest Venture Partners

Norwest Venture Partners Expands Presence With New Investment Team Hire and Office in San Francisco

Norwest Venture Partners (NVP), a global, multi-stage venture and growth equity investment firm, today announced that Sean Jacobsohn has joined the firm as Principal. A venture investor and former SaaS executive with broad technology, sales and business development expertise

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Standard Life House

Standard Life, ICBC to broaden cooperation in China, UK, Hong Kong

British insurer Standard Life (SL.L) and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) (601398.SS) said on Wednesday they had agreed to look at developing savings and investment services together.

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Hong Kong Exchange

Investors seek more time to prepare for Hong Kong-Shanghai stock tie-up

Some of the world's biggest banks and asset managers have asked the Hong Kong securities regulator for more time to prepare for a landmark China stock trading link due to uncertainty over the rules of the scheme, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

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Oracle

DH Capital Advises Clear Measures on Sale to Data Intensity

DH Capital, an investment banking firm serving companies in the Internet infrastructure, communications and SaaS sectors, is pleased to announce that it served as exclusive financial advisor to Clear Measures, a business analytics and database management specialist, on its sale to Data Intensity, the industry leader in application management and cloud services for Oracle technologies and applications.

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Bank of England

Banks to get instruction manual for submitting Libor quotes

Banks who submit quotes for compiling Libor interest rates will have to follow a manual of instructions to avoid a repeat of the rigging seen in the past, the benchmark's new administrator said on Monday.

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Virgin Money

Virgin Money postpones London stock market listing

UK lender Virgin Money has postponed its London stock market listing, the company said on Friday, delaying plans to raise around 150 million pounds ($241.5 million) in a float that could have valued the firm at 1.5-2 billion pounds ($2.4-3.2 billion).

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Jimmy Choo

As IPO markets stumble, private equity buyers prepare to swoop

Across Europe, companies hoping to list are having their plans dashed by plunging equity prices. But what's bad for public stock markets may be good for private equity firms.

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Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs in talks to acquire ETF provider IndexIQ

Goldman Sachs Group (GS.N) is in discussions to acquire IndexIQ, a Rye Brook, New York-based exchange-traded fund provider, according to three sources familiar with the situation.

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Dai Ichi

Dai-ichi Life to raise $1 billion via subordinated bond issue

Japan's Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co Ltd (8750.T) will raise $1 billion by issuing dollar-denominated subordinated bonds in overseas markets, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.

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IPO

Financial software maker Yodlee's shares rise 45 percent in debut

Shares of Yodlee Inc (YDLE.O), which is backed by private equity firm Warburg Pincus [WP.UL], rose about 45 percent in their debut, valuing the provider of software to financial companies at nearly $500 million. The company raised about $75 million after its initial public offering was priced at $12 per share, the mid-point of its expected range of $11-$13 per share.

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Insurance Coverage

Japan insurer Tokio Marine sees more M&A opportunities in North America

Japan's Tokio Marine Holdings Inc sees many attractive acquisition opportunities in North America, its chief executive said, even after spending more than $7 billion to buy insurance companies there in the last six years.

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The U.S. Federal Reserve

Fed-FX swaps with foreign central banks total $240 million in latest week

The Federal Reserve provided $240 million of liquidity to foreign central banks in the latest week via its swap lines for foreign central banks, the New York Fed said on Thursday.

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London Stock Exchange

Lackluster factory data hits world stocks, dollar up

Stocks worldwide began the fourth quarter on a negative note on Wednesday, with investors wary of lackluster economic data and keeping a cautious eye on civil unrest in Hong Kong.

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IPO

German companies rush to list as IPO appetite soars

Cable operator Tele Columbus [ESCALC.UL] became the latest German company to announce plans to float shares as the country's traditionally risk-averse companies warm to capital markets after Alibaba's record-breaking $25 billion listing.

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