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Feb 18- Mobile gamemaker King Digital Entertainment Plc, best known for the hit puzzle game Candy Crush Saga, said it planned to raise up to $500 million in an initial public offering. The Dublin- based company had filed confidentially for an IPO with the the U. S Securities and Exchange Commission in September.
*Denmark's ISS aims to be listed on Copenhagen Stock Exchange. *Nordea, Goldman Sachs and UBS will be joint global coordinators. Private equity company EQT and Goldman Sachs bought the company for 22.1 billion Danish crowns and delisted it from the Copenhagen bourse in 2005..
MOSCOW, Feb 18- Russian children's goods retailer Detsky Mir, owned by oil-to-telecoms conglomerate Sistema, is aiming to launch its planned London initial public offering in mid-March, two banking sources said on Tuesday.
STOCKHOLM, Feb 17- 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.
Feb 14- Greece- based chemical transportation company Stalwart Tankers Inc filed with U.S. regulators to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of common stock. The company, which operates a fleet of over 1,000 mid-size stainless steel tankers, listed Jefferies LLC, Wells Fargo Securities and Global Hunter Securities as lead underwriters.
MOSCOW, Feb 14- Russian hypermarket chain Lenta, part-owned by U.S. private equity firm TPG, has set a price range for its initial public offering of between $9.5 and $11.5 per one global depositary receipt, a banking source said on Friday. Lenta said earlier this month it would list its shares in London, potentially raising at least $1 billion.
Feb 12- Shares of Talmer Bancorp Inc, backed by billionaire investor Wilbur Ross, rose as much as 7 percent in their market debut, valuing the U.S. bank holding company at about $971 million. Talmer's initial public offering raised about $203 million after its Class A shares were priced at $13 per share, near the lower end of its $12.50- $14.50 expected range.
Feb 12- Shares of Talmer Bancorp Inc, backed by billionaire investor Wilbur Ross, rose as much as 7 percent in their U.S. market debut, valuing the company at about $971 million. Talmer's initial public offering raised about $203 million after its Class A shares were priced at $13 per share, near the lower end of its $12.50- $14.50 expected pricing range.
Feb 11- Specialty chemicals maker PQ Holdings Inc, backed by Carlyle Group LP, filed with U.S. regulators to raise up to $450 million in an initial public offering of common stock. BofA Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse Securities and JP Morgan Securities are the lead underwriters, PQ said.
Feb 10- Virgin America, the U.S. carrier in which Richard Branson's Virgin Group has a minority stake, has appointed Barclays and Deutsche Bank to lead an initial public offering, the Financial Times reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the situation.
Chinese companies are flocking to the U.S. IPO market, undeterred by an accounting row between Washington and Beijing.
*JD.com could be second-biggest Chinese IPO in the United States. Some 30 Chinese companies could list in the United States this year, according to investment bankers interviewed by Reuters.
Gene Urcan, Cappello Group managing director, explains the advantages of "Secret" IPOs and if they pose a risk to potential investors. CNBC's Seema Mody provides insight.
Many companies are now choosing to file IPOs confidentially. Yet some question whether such filings benefit investors or just the companies. NYT reports.
CNBC's Josh Lipton remembers GoPro founder and CEO Nick Woodman from high school. Lipton says the company did about $1 billion in sales in 2013.
CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports JPMorgan, Citigroup and Bank of America will lead GoPro's IPO.
Wearable camera maker GoPro has filed for an IPO. CNBC's Jon Fortt discusses what the filing is expected to raise and the future of GoPro.
CNBC's Josh Lipton reports GoPro files for a confidential initial public offering.
Feb 7- Antero Resources Midstream LLC filed with U.S. regulators to raise up to $500 million in an initial public offering of its common stock. Antero Resources Midstream, formed by Antero Resources Corp, owns, operates and develops midstream energy assets including pipelines, compressor stations and fresh water distribution systems.
Online appliances retailer AO hopes to raise £60 million ($98 million) in a London IPO.