IPO

Softbank's investment success prompts rivals to invest in startups

SoftBank Corp has made substantial gains on the investments it has made, prompting rivals and other Japanese firms to also invest in Japanese startups, Bloomberg reported.

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UK health firm Cambian Group plans £20M London IPO

Cambian Group intends to hold its initial public offering in London to raise £20 million or $33.2 million, Reuters reported. The healthcare firm is owned by private equity firm GI Capital.

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Sina Weibo files for US IPO to raise as much as $500M

Sina Weibo, the China-based microblogging and social media site, has filed its IPO prospectus with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to raise as much as $500 million in its planned US debut, TechCrunch reported.

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Alibaba Group said to hold US IPO in third quarter this year

China-based e-commerce firm Alibaba Group plans to hold a US listing in the third quarter of this year, according to a sources interviewed by Reuters.

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Sources say Alibaba nearly set to choose New York over Hong Kong for IPO

Alibaba is almost certain that it will not be undertaking its initial public offering in Hong Kong but in New York, according to sources interviewed by the Financial Times.

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King Digital Entertainment says worth to reach $7.6B after it goes public

King Digital Entertainment, the British developer of the widely-active game Candy Crush Saga, could be valued up to $7.6 billion after it holds its initial public offering, AFP reported.

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Paycom Software files for IPO

Paycom Software has started the ball rolling in its plans to go public by filing an S-1 form with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, VentureBeat reported.

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Sina hires Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse for Weibo's New York IPO

Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse were hired by Chinese Internet firm Sina to take care of the debut of its microblogging platform Weibo in New York, according to sources interviewed by the Financial Times.

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Maryland-based edtech firm 2U Inc files for $100M IPO

Educational technology company 2U has filed for an initial public offering with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to raise up to $100 million, Reuters reported.

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California-based Roku Inc mulls US IPO this year- sources

Saratoga, California-based Internet TV device maker Roku Inc is studying the possibility of holding an initial public offering this year, according to sources interviewed by Bloomberg.

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Kakao Talk developer to go public in May

Korea-based Kakao Corp, the company behind the highly-popular messaging and social app Kakao Talk, is readying for its initial public offering in May, BeSuccess reported.

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Spotify seeks to hire U.S. filings expert as bankers eye IPO

Online music streaming service Spotify is recruiting a U.S. financial reporting specialist, adding to speculation that the Swedish start-up is preparing for a share listing, which one banker said could value the firm at as much as $8 billion.

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Alibaba strengthens vulnerable areas ahead of public debut with acquisition: report

Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba is trying to buttress its weaknesses ahead of its public debut later this year by acquiring firms, the Financial Times reported.

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Twitter IPO tomorrow expires giving insiders opportunity to divest millions of shares

After the lockup agreements expire tomorrow, Twitter Inc's insiders will have a first chance to sell their stock. The company's shares have more than doubled since its IPO last year, Bloomberg reported.

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Billion dollar valuations of newly-public biotech firms entice others to IPO

Biotech companies are in a rush to go public partly due to the sky-high valuations now experienced by many biotech firms that have gone public in the past few years, the Venture Capital Dispatch reported.

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