SAN FRANCISCO, March 14- Twitter- like messaging service Weibo Corp filed on Friday to raise $500 million via a U.S. initial public offering, as Chinese companies flock to the American market in record numbers to take advantage of soaring valuations.» Read More
*Alibaba listing is the most anticipated deal since Facebook's IPO in 2012.
HONG KONG, March 16- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is working with six banks to lead its planned U.S. initial public offering, sources said on Sunday, in a huge coup that should yield millions of dollars in fees and catapult them in league table rankings.
*Alibaba's US IPO move could be a blow to Hong Kong stock exchange. Alibaba's planned U.S. listing is the most anticipated IPO since Facebook Inc raised $16 billion in 2012. Alibaba's decision to go to the United States is a blow to the Hong Kong stock exchange, which was initially the company's preferred venue for the IPO.
The Chinese Internet industry is coming of age, as some of its biggest players prepare to start new chapters as publicly traded companies in the US.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 14- Twitter- like messaging service Weibo Corp filed on Friday to raise $500 million via a U.S. initial public offering, as Chinese companies flock to the American market in record numbers to take advantage of soaring valuations.
March 14- Trinseo SA, a plastics maker backed by Bain Capital, filed again with U.S. regulators to raise up to $200 million in an initial public offering of common stock.
Castlight Health co-founder and CEO Dr. Giovanni Colella provides insight on his company, which empowers customers to own their health care costs.
Shares of Castlight Health, a healthcare information provider, more than doubled in their market debut on Friday.
CNBC's Bob Pisani reports on Castlight Health's IPO, as well as news China has ordered a halt to mobile phone payments and virtual credit cards.
Castlight Health will be in the spotlight, coming to market with a valuation of more than $1 billion, after pricing its IPO above range.
March 13- Castlight Health Inc's initial public offering was priced at $16 per Class B share, slightly above the company's expected range, an underwriter told Reuters. Castlight Health raised about $178 million after it sold all 11.1 million shares offered.
*Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley are lead underwriters. *Unit seeks $20 bln to $25 bln valuation- Bloomberg. GE will look to raise as much as $3.5 billion from the IPO and seek a valuation of $20 billion to $25 billion for the unit, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter.
*UK, France, Switzerland seen in strong position as market takes off. LONDON/ ZURICH, March 13- Biotech fever is spreading to Europe from the United States with a successful stock market debut for a cat allergy company in Britain seen as a bellwether that could help unlock listings in other countries including Switzerland and France.
*Germany's Zalando, France's Cdiscount still to decide on IPO. "There is definitely a degree of optimism that hasn't been seen for some time," said Kate Ball-Dodd, a partner at law firm Mayer Brown who advises companies listing in London.
*Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley are lead underwriters. March 13- General Electric Co's credit card unit filed for an initial public offering, the first step in the conglomerate's planned exit from the retail finance business.
GE's North American credit card business filed for an initial public offering as part of GE's efforts to reduce exposure to its financial businesses.
*Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley are lead underwriters. Synchrony Financial filed a $100 million placeholder with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday and GE said it expects to complete the IPO later this year. Goldman Sachs& Co, JP Morgan, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley are lead underwriters for the IPO, according to the filing.
March 13- General Electric Co's North American retail finance business filed with U.S. regulators to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of common stock. The business will operate under a new name, Synchrony Financial, GE said in a statement.
COPENHAGEN, March 13- Shares in Danish outsourcing company ISS jumped by more than 15 percent from the offer price after they returned to the Copenhagen stock market on Thursday.
HONG KONG, March 13- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding is "95 percent certain" to choose New York as the venue for its initial public offering, the Financial Times reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources close to the deal. The company is no longer discussing a potential listing in Hong Kong, the newspaper added, citing the sources.