Silicon Valley Bank report shows 59% of UK start-up heads chose to be acquired rather than seek IPOs. Many UK executives consider hiring labours to be more challenging than other business issues.
Gone are the days when boom time for technology initial public offerings (IPOs) that showered money on technology companies and startup coupled with huge valuations for investors. Now the situation is totally different on renewed concerns about possible technology bubble burst following the IPO market in Silicon Valley is fast losing its sheen. The dwindling down of market valuations is forcing many companies to cancel their IPOs or postpone the issue dates which affects the US capital market.
The China Securities Financial Corporation (CSFC) has returned ahead of schedule some of the funds it borrowed from commercial banks to stabilize the stock market, three people in the banking industry with direct knowledge told Reuters.
China's stock markets may be facing a make-or-break week after officials rolled out an unprecedented series of steps at the weekend to prevent a full-blown stock market crash that could threaten the world's second-largest economy.
China froze share offers and set up a market-stabilization fund on Saturday, the Wall Street Journal said, as Beijing intensified efforts to pull stock markets out of a nose-dive that is threatening the world's second-largest economy.
Aberdeen Asset Management's head of Asian operations warned on Tuesday that Chinese money was moving "a bit like a casino" in domestic stock markets, while BlackRock called on China to reform its capital markets further to avert boom and bust scenarios.
GoDaddy Inc's shares rose as much as 34 percent in their debut on Wednesday following a $460 million initial public offering, as investors spotted a bargain in a company making a shift from Internet domains to small-business services.
As the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index closes in on the all-time high it reached in March 2000, investors are facing a market that barely resembles the go-go era of 15 years ago.
"The venture capital industry as an industry is contracting." This is what Warburg-Pincus Senior Adviser and tech investor Bill Janeway told Forbes Contributor Igor Stenmark in an interview.
The Chinese Securities Regulatory Commission will be supervising companies scheduled to hold their IPOs more strictly as it plans to hold spot checks for investor roadshows, Bloomberg reported.
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.
A report said the wave of hotel initial public offerings of Blackstone Group showcased a resurgence in one of the sectors that suffered the most during the recession, the hospitality industry.
Private equity firms are rushing to cash in on strong investor demand as evidenced by the flood of initial public offerings this year, according to a report.
The number of initial public offering in Sweden had increased while Stockholm's OMX All-Share Index had reached a record high, erasing market volatility in the country.
Despite the current market trends in India, a total of six small and medium enterprises had filed IPOs in the last one month.