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  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • *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

    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.

  • Shake Shack burger chain plans to grow in Japan Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 12:21 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The Shake Shack burger chain, fresh off its IPO, said Tuesday that it plans to open restaurants in Japan as it expands overseas. New York- based Shake Shack raised $105 million in an initial public offering last month to help fund its growth. Shake Shack said it signed a licensing agreement with Japanese company Sazaby League Ltd., which has opened...

  • 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,...

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 13- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's recent move to replace Caixa Economica Federal's chief executive is aimed at pushing the big state-controlled bank closer to an initial public offering but a flotation still faces serious obstacles. Beyond their objections, investor wariness about a company as vulnerable to government intervention...

  • *Offer values Saeta at 852 million euros. MADRID, Feb 13- Saeta Yield, the renewable energy business of Spanish builder ACS, priced its initial public offering at the low end of expectations on Friday, keen to take advantage of improving sentiment for Spanish listings. Though the renewables sector has been pummeled by Spain's six-year economic downturn and...

  • This school is cranking out the most IPO leaders Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 7:38 AM ET
    Harvard Business School

    This Ivy League school is the alma mater for seven chief executives who led their companies' IPOs last year.

  • ACS renewables unit prices IPO at bottom of range Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 3:22 AM ET

    MADRID, Feb 13- Saeta Yield, the renewable energy unit of Spanish builder ACS, on Friday priced its initial public offering at the bottom of its expected range to value the company at 852 million euros. The Saeta listing comes on the heels of the highly subscribed flotation of Spanish airport operator Aena earlier this week in Europe's biggest IPO since Glencore...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 13- Regulators ordered Australia's Bitcoin Group Ltd to stop making public statements about its plans to undertake the world's first initial public offering of a virtual currency exchange after the company approached potential Chinese investors via social media. Melbourne- based start-up Bitcoin Group told Reuters in December it hoped to...

  • UPDATE 1-Inovalon shares rise 25 pct in debut Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 11:59 AM ET

    Feb 12- Shares of Inovalon Holdings Inc, a healthcare data analytics firm, jumped as much as 25 percent in their market debut, after the company priced its shares above its expected price range. Shortly after it started trading on the Nasdaq, the stock touched a high of $33.75, valuing Inovalon at about $4.88 billion. Inovalon raised $600 million from its IPO of 22.2...

  • REFILE-Inovalon shares rise 23.9 pct in market debut Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 11:42 AM ET

    Feb 12- Class A shares of Inovalon Holdings Inc, a healthcare data analytics firm, rose as much as 23.9 percent in their market debut, valuing the company at about $4.83 billion. The company raised $600 million from the initial public offering of 22.2 million class A shares, making it the second biggest offering this year after Columbia Pipeline Partners LP raised...