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  • *China market braces for new wave of IPOs. SHANGHAI, May 28- China stocks fell on Thursday as a growing number of brokerages tightened requirements on margin financing- an important engine behind a red-hot rally that has made Chinese share markets the best performers in the world. The losses weighed on Hong Kong, where the Hang Seng index dropped 1.5 percent to...

  • TORONTO, May 27- Canadian payments software startup Payfirma has raised C $13 million in its first institutional funding round and is considering an initial public offering in 2016, its chief executive officer said on Wednesday. CEO Michael Gokturk said in an interview the company is considering an IPO as early as 2016, and could list in Toronto and New York.

  • SHANGHAI, May 27- China stocks ended mixed on Wednesday, giving a lukewarm welcome to FTSE Russell's reception of mainland-listed equities into its indexes ahead of a fresh flood of new share offerings. The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen fell 0.3 percent, to 5,181.43, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.6 percent,...

  • SHANGHAI, May 27- China stocks ended Wednesday morning mixed as the market, facing a fresh flood of new share offerings, gave a lukewarm welcome to FTSE Russell's reception of mainland-listed equities into its indexes. Launch of the indexes, which will have an initial weighting of 5 percent for China A shares- has limited impact on China's stock market, said Shen...


  • May 26- Jimmy John's Franchise LLC is preparing for an initial public offering that could value the popular U.S. gourmet sandwich chain at more than $2 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter. Jimmy John's, which is owned by founder Jimmy John Liautaud as well as private equity firm Weston Presidio, is interviewing investment banks...

  • Gym operator Planet Fitness plans to go public Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 3:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Planet Fitness, the company known for its low-cost purple-and-yellow gyms, plans to go public. Planet Fitness did not say how many shares it would offer, what the stock would be priced at or how much money it plans to raise. Becky Brown, a spokeswoman at Planet Fitness, confirmed the filing to The Associated Press Tuesday.

  • TORONTO, May 25- Canadian e-commerce start-up Shoes.com Technologies plans to go public this fall following a private funding round that tapped high-net-worth individuals and private institutional capital, Chairman Roger Hardy said on Monday. The company raised C $45 million earlier this month, valuing it at C $320 million. The e-commerce industry,...

  • THE HAGUE, May 22- The Dutch government plans to list ABN Amro, nationalised after the financial crisis, in stages, starting with a 30 percent share that could be valued at up to 4.5 billion euros, its finance minister said on Friday. Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem said in a statement that the initial sale could be worth between 3 billion and 4.5 billion euros...

  • China approves China National Nuclear Power Corp IPO Friday, 22 May 2015 | 7:44 AM ET

    BEIJING, May 22- China approved the initial public offering of China National Nuclear Power Corp, one of the country's two state nuclear reactor builders, the securities regulator said in a statement on its official Weibo feed. According to the company's prospectus, which was filed on May 4 last year, CNNPC is a unit of state-owned nuclear developer CNNC Group, and...

  • VANCOUVER/ TORONTO, May 21- The successful initial public offering of Shopify could prompt Hootsuite, another promising Canadian tech startup, to tap public markets sooner rather than later, its chief executive said on Thursday. "I've talked about 18 to 24 months, but I'm very bullish given the success that Shopify has had, and maybe we will want to speed that up a...

  • Shopify shares surging 69% in trading debut Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 12:48 PM ET
    Shopify founder and Chief Executive Officer Tobi Lutke smiles after the company's IPO at the New York Stock Exchange May 21, 2015.

    Shopify CEO Tobia Lutke discusses the successes of the Canadian e-commerce company as shares make their debut.

  • Best Buy to move sideways: Analyst   Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 11:51 AM ET
    Best Buy to move sideways: Analyst

    The play on Best Buy after an earnings beat, with Michael Pachter, Wedbush Securities.

  • NEW YORK— Shares of Shopify climbed 51 percent in its first day of trading Thursday, a day after raking in about $131 million in its initial public offering, more than the company expected. Shopify Inc. said it handled about $3.8 billion in transactions in 2014, and it reported $105 million in revenue. The jump gave Shopify one of the strongest first-day...

  • Tech IPO market healthy?   Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 11:32 AM ET
    Tech IPO market healthy?

    The Daily Mail North America CEO Jon Steinberg looks at the recent IPOs of Baozun and Shopify.

  • Shopify CEO: Mobile exploding on platform   Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 10:22 AM ET
    Shopify CEO: Mobile exploding on platform

    Making its public debut, Tobi Lutke, Shopify founder and CEO, discusses the company's quality of software and competitive advantage.

  • NEW YORK— Shopify said Wednesday that its initial public offering raised $130.9 million, and the IPO values the e-commerce company at $1.27 billion. The company says its clients include Tesla Motors, Budweiser, Google, and the Los Angeles Lakers. Its shares will trade under the "SHOP" ticker on the New York Stock Exchange and under "SH" on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

  • HONG KONG, May 21- China's investors are fuelling their own version of a dotcom bubble going by the meteoric rise in the shares of a newly-listed Internet video company. "The forces are much too strong to make any bubble burst or any stock market to go down right now," said Josef Schuster, founder of IPO research and investment firm Ipox Schuster LLC.

  • Glaring signs 1999 is back?   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 12:01 PM ET
    Glaring signs 1999 is back?

    The FMHR traders share their opinions on whether the IPO market is in a bubble. Mike Santoli of Yahoo Finance, thinks this is actually the "anti-bubble."

  • May 20- Shares of Black Knight Financial Services Inc, a provider of software and services to the mortgage industry, rose as much as 9.2 percent in their market debut on Wednesday, valuing the company at about $4 billion. Black Knight raised about $441 million after its IPO was priced at $24.50 per share, near the top end of the expected range of $22- $25.