• *China approves 24 IPOs; renews concerns over liquidity. SHANGHAI, March 3- China stocks sagged on Tuesday as investor excitement over a weekend interest rate cut waned, with a flood of new initial public offerings fanning concerns about tighter liquidity. "The rate cut was expected, and it shows that the economy is rather poor," said Hou Yinmin, strategist of AJ...

  • TORONTO, March 2- Canadian entrepreneur and venture capitalist Roger Hardy said on Monday he is looking to take an online shoe retailing company public this year to tap investor appetite for e-commerce businesses. Hardy told Reuters by phone that he expects the company, which will be called Shoes.com Technologies Ltd, to record net revenue $250 million in...

  • Chegg CEO: Nope, no tech bubble Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 3:42 PM ET
    Chegg: Print going away eventually

    Daniel Rosensweig, president and CEO of Chegg, said most tech companies aren't even getting valuations in the first place.

  • Nasdaq 5,000: The cure or curse for biotech stocks Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 1:19 PM ET
    Nasdaq market site

    In the Nasdaq composite, financial, consumer services and health-care sectors have seen their weightings more than double.

  • MUMBAI, Feb 27- The firm behind Cafe Coffee Day, India's biggest homegrown coffee chain, is set for a market debut that could value it at almost $1 billion, even as the country's burgeoning cafe culture draws global giants Starbucks and McDonald's. Cafe Coffee Day, a cafe pioneer in India, aims to list a 20 percent stake, raising roughly $200 million, within the next...

  • DUBLIN, Feb 26- Malin, an Irish company set up by a number of former Elan executives to invest in privately held life science assets, said it plans to raise between 275 million and 325 million euros in one of Europe's biggest biotechnology IPOs. Former Elan chief executive Kelly Martin and chairman Bob Ingram, who sold the Irish stock market stalwart to Perrigo for...

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 27- Ant Financial Services Group, Alibaba's affiliate which runs online payment platform Alipay, is seeking to raise up to $4 billion in a private placement of shares and is looking at a domestic IPO in 2017, the state-run Shanghai Securities News reported. Alipay, China's most widely used online payment platform, is seen as a crucial part of Alibaba...

  • This IPO market 'requires sophisticated investors' Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 2:36 PM ET
    Nick Woodman (R), founder and CEO of GoPro takes pictures with co-workers during the company's IPO at the Nasdaq on June 26, 2014.

    Morgan Stanley's Raj Dhanda tells CNBC's the IPO market is booming, but it's not for the inexperienced investor.

  • IPOs for sophisticated investors: Pro   Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:34 AM ET
    IPOs for sophisticated investors: Pro

    Raj Dhanda, Head of Global Capital Markets, Morgan Stanley, talks about US IPOs and how they've grown recently. IPOs are for sophisticated investors, he says.

  • GoDaddy to list on NYSE   Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 5:42 PM ET
    GoDaddy to list on NYSE

    GoDaddy will list on the NYSE under the ticker GDDY, reports CNBC's Morgan Brennan.

  • Feb 23- First Solar Inc and SunPower Corp said they were in advanced talks to form a joint venture, which will hold some of their power-generating assets. The solar companies said they intend to file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering of limited partner interests in the "yield co.". First Solar's shares rose 10.4 percent,...

  • Analysts: No tech bubble in sight Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 12:34 PM ET
    The Nasdaq MarketSite in New York on April 17, 2014.

    The tech-heavy index has continued to outperform both the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and has some worried.

  • *CVC, shareholders to offer 645 mln shares in HK $8- 9/ each range. HONG KONG, Feb 23- HKBN Ltd, Hong Kong's second-largest broadband Internet provider, will launch its IPO on Tuesday, with shareholders including CVC Capital Partners looking to raise up to $750 million, sources familiar with the IPO plans said. At the top of its indicative range, the IPO would be the...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 20- Virtu Financial Inc, a trading firm whose plans to go public were postponed last year amid the furor over high-frequency trading, has filed a new prospectus for an IPO, a U.S. regulatory filing on Friday showed. Last year the company, which will be controlled by its founder Vincent Viola, a former chairman of the New York Mercantile Exchange, sought to...

  • Seriously? Instagram's worth $33 billion   Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 11:51 AM ET
    Seriously? Instagram's worth $33 billion

    John Blackledge, sr. analyst, Cowen and Company, explains how the company came to a $33 billion valuation on Instagram, which would make it a bigger company than Twitter.

  • Feb 18- Credit Bureau TransUnion Corp plans to raise about $800 million in an initial public offering this year, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The company, which sells credit reports and services to business, plans to raise about $600 million to $800 million in the third quarter, the report added. The Chicago- based company is working...

  • Virtu Financial reviving IPO plan: Report Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 7:21 PM ET
    A trader with Virtu Financial Capital Markets (r) views a monitor at the NYSE.

    Virtu Financial is taking steps to file a revised IPO prospectus after delaying a debut last year, Dow Jones reported.

  • Is Japan Post overpaying for Toll? Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 12:02 AM ET
    Customer Katsumi Amano withdraws money from his bank account at a Japan Post Co. branch in Hachioji, Japan, on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

    Japan Post is shelling out a nearly 50 percent premium to buy Australian freight player Toll, spurring concerns the Japanese behemoth may be overpaying.

  • Feb 17- Philadelphia Energy Solutions, a joint venture part owned by Carlyle Group LP, filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering. The company, which operates the largest refinery on the U.S. East Coast, said BofA Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse were underwriting the IPO. The filing had a nominal fundraising target of $100 million.

  • Hedge fund Third Point increases stake in Alibaba Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 5:39 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 13- Hedge fund Third Point increased its stake in Chinese e-commerce site Alibaba during the fourth quarter, according to a regulatory filing late on Friday. Third Point, run by Daniel Loeb, increased its stake in Alibaba by 38.9 percent to 10 million shares. Alibaba's record $25 billion initial public offering was met with great fanfare last year,...