IPO

TPG-backed IMS Health to raise up to $100M in New York IPO

IMS Health Holdings, which is backed by private equity fund TPG Capital Funds LP, Leonard Green & Partners LP and pension fund Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, said in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that it intends to raise as much as $100 million in a listing at the New York Stock Exchange.

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Department store chain House of Fraser eyes IPO by end of year

House of Fraser, a 160-year-old department store chain based in UK, expects a floatation by the end of 2014. The British retailer however remains in exclusive talks with French peer Galeries Lafayette on a possible buyout.

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Venture-backed IPOs rise to record highs since 2007

VentureBeat reported that 2013 was a good year for venture capital firms as it was the third quarter in a row when there were more than 20 venture-backed companies that held their public debuts.

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Institutional investors thank 2013 for record gains- report

The Wall Street Journal reported that institutional investors will best remember 2013 as a year of record gains, as buoyant markets facilitated IPOs and debt deals that paid hefty dividends.

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2013 a good year for private equity firms- report

Data from Cambridge Associates showed that 2013 was a good year for private equity as they returned $120 billion to their institutional backers, the San Francisco Business Times reported.

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Australian IPO poised to grow in 2014 despite poor performance this year

The initial public offering (IPO) pipeline of Australia is set to improve along with merger and acquisition activity in 2014 despite poor performances this year, according to investment bank UBS.

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China-based logistics firm EMS withdraws IPO application

China Postal Express and Logistics Co Ltd (EMS), the biggest integrated logistics service provider in China announced on Friday the withdrawal of its application for an initial public offering (IPO).

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590 venture-backed US companies could be IPO candidates next year - report

Research firm CB Insights revealed in its latest report that IPO activity will most likely be the most active in the technology sector as over 500 companies have healthy trajectories and high valuations.

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NASDAQ to pay $41.6M compensation for botched Facebook IPO

NASDAQ OMX Group on Friday said that it would pay $41.6 million on December 31 for qualifying claims related to Facebook's botched initial public offering.

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Gains in private equity-led listings fuel investors' demand- report

The 18.6% increase in the shares of listings backed by private equity firms will fuel the demand of institutional investors as more public debuts are being planned, the Financial Times reported.

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French engineering group SPIE plans late-2014 IPO

SPIE, a French engineering group that makes facilities more energy-efficient, is reportedly mulling over an initial public offering in late 2014. SPIE's shareholders, private equity firms Ardian, Clayton Dubilier & Rice and Quebec's pension fund Cassie, will likely decide on the listing in the first quarter.

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San Miguel power generation unit SMC Global Power to go public next year

SMC Global Power Holdings Corp, the holding firm for San Miguel Corp's power generation assets, is eyeing for an initial public offering in 2014. SMC Global Power aborted its listing in September, citing adverse market conditions.

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Empire State Building investors claim losing $410M in IPO, file lawsuit against New York skyscraper's managers

Empire State Building investors on December 24 filed a class-action lawsuit in a Manhattan state court against the New York skyscraper's managers. The said investors claim they were deprived of $410 million in profit in Empire State Building's initial public offering.

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Aptalis files $500M common stock IPO

A filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission revealed that Aptalis Holdings Inc has plans to conduct a share sale on the Nasdaq Stock Market and raise up to $500 million in the process.

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Indian regulator says IPO ads must contain needed disclosures

UK Sinha, Chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India or Sebi, said firms can be creative in their advertisements to attract investors to their IPOs but they must contain all required disclosures.

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