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  • 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...

  • 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.

  • May 20- Shares of Black Knight Financial Services Inc, a provider of software and services to the mortgage industry, rose as much as 8.7 percent in their market debut, valuing the company at about $4 billion. The company raised about $441 million after its IPO was priced at $24.50 per share, close to the top end of the expected range of $22- $25. Black Knight, which counts...

  • May 19- Conergy, once Europe's largest solar firm by sales, said it was looking to acquire up to two companies in 2015 to scale up before it goes public. Conergy is looking to buy a large, regional solar company or another private company with a global presence, said de Pass, who took over as CEO in March. De Pass previously worked at Kawa Capital Management and led the...

  • May 18- TPG Capital LP may have helped its own campaign to go public after pulling Par Pharmaceutical Holdings Inc's IPO. TPG was preparing to begin an IPO investor roadshow for Par Pharmaceutical Holdings before it agreed to sell the generics drugmaker to Endo International Plc for around $8 billion. Founded in 1992 by David Bonderman and James Coulter, San...

  • Remember Facebook's IPO? That was 3 years ago Monday, 18 May 2015 | 3:33 PM ET
    An image of Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Facebook Inc., left, with Robert Greifeld, chief executive officer of Nasdaq OMX Group, right, is projected at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York, May 18, 2012.

    Three years after its initial public offering, Facebook shares are up more than 100 percent, re/code reports.

  • Tech IPO market has been anemic: JPMorgan head of TMT

    Kurt Simon, JPMorgan Chase Head of Technology, discusses the IPO market, the future of telecommunications sector, and the M&A environment.