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  • July 27- Buyout firms Advent International and CVC Capital Partners have made offers to acquire inVentiv Group Holdings, a pharmaceutical research firm seeking to go public at a valuation of over $4 billion including debt, people familiar with the matter said. Thomas H. Lee Partners, the private equity firm that owns inVentiv, will decide by next week whether to...

  • NEW YORK— Shares of drug developer Kadmon Holdings tumbled Wednesday after its initial public offering priced far below the company's estimates. Kadmon Holdings Inc. shares closed down $2.30, or 19 percent, at $9.70. Kadmon was founded in 2010 by Samuel Waksal, who was its chairman and CEO while it was a private company, and its current president and CEO is his...

  • July 26- First Hawaiian Inc, a unit of BNP Paribas SA, said its initial public offering could raise as much as $485 million, giving the Honolulu- based bank a market valuation of about $3.21 billion. First Hawaiian Bank, with more than $16 billion of assets, has 62 branches throughout Hawaii, Guam and Saipan. The bank's net income inched up to $54.9 million in the quarter...

  • FRANKFURT, July 21- Deutsche Bank may abandon plans to spin off its retail unit Postbank given a weak IPO market and the absence of a good offer from a prospective buyer, a source close to the matter said on Thursday. Germany's largest bank announced last year that it wanted to sell Postbank, mainly to free up regulatory capital, but Chief Executive John Cryan...

  • *IPO would be largest in China's cinema industry. The China unit of state-owned China Film Group Corp plans to issue up to 467 million shares in Shanghai, representing 25.01 percent of its issued share capital, according to its prospectus filed with the Shanghai bourse. Fueled by a growing urban middle class, China's movie industry saw box office revenue...

  • Tech IPOs in trouble?

    Dalton Caldwell, Y Combinator, discusses trends in Silicon Valley, and whether hot companies are in the pipeline.

  • *Avast acquiring rival AVG in $1.3 bln offer. PRAGUE, July 15- Avast Software, maker of the world's most popular computer antivirus protection, doesn't see any obstacles to completing its $1.3 billion acquisition of AVG Technologies but it will probably delay its expected IPO until 2019.. Prague- based Avast, whose software has more than 230 million users,...

  • Line Corp shares soar in IPO

    CNBC's Susan Li reports on the debut of Japanese social networking firm Line on the NYSE.

  • CEO OF BRAZIL'S CAIXA SAYS PLANS TO REACH OUT TO INVESTMENT BANKS TO RESUME INSURANCE UNIT IPO.

  • *Shares close 32 pct above IPO in Tokyo, 27 pct in New York. TOKYO, July 15- Japan's Line Corp saw its shares rocket on their Tokyo debut on Friday, extending a strong start in New York the day before, and taking the value of the messaging app firm to $8.6 billion in the year's biggest tech IPO. The operator of the world's seventh most-used messaging app listed first in New...

  • *Shares close 32 pct above IPO in Tokyo, 27 pct in New York. TOKYO, July 15- Japan's Line Corp saw its shares rocket on their Tokyo debut on Friday, extending a strong start in New York the day before, and taking the messaging app operator's value to $8.6 billion in the year's biggest tech IPO. The Tokyo offering came after Line sold about 70 percent more shares in New York...

  • TOKYO— Line Corp.' s shares surged in its debut on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Friday, a day after its initial public offering in New York, as investors cashed in on the popular Japanese messaging app that features emoticons. It cost $41.58 in New York on Thursday. Line has grown to 218 million users, mostly in Asia, especially Japan.

  • TOKYO, July 15- Shares of Japanese messaging app operator Line Corp surged almost 50 percent in Tokyo on Friday after soaring as much as 36 percent in their U.S. market debut, valuing the startup at $9.3 billion in the biggest tech IPO this year. The shares first traded in the Tokyo Stock Exchange at 4,900 yen, or 48.5 percent above their IPO price of 3,300 yen, helped by...

  • TOKYO, July 15- Line Corp shares opened 48 percent above their IPO price in their Tokyo debut on Friday after the Japanese messaging app firm raised 115 billion yen from a dual New York- Tokyo listing. As of 0137 GMT the stock was trading at 4,960 yen after opening at 4,900 yen, versus the initial public offering price of 3,300 yen. In their maiden session Thursday in...

  • TOKYO, July 15- Shares of Japanese messaging app operator Line Corp were set to surge in Tokyo on Friday after soaring as much as 36 percent in their U.S. market debut, valuing the startup at $9.3 billion in the biggest tech IPO this year. Untraded by midmorning in Tokyo amid a glut of orders, the shares were bid at 4,620 yen, or 40 percent above their IPO price of 3,300 yen.

  • IPO market back from the dead?

    Tony Tjan, Cue Ball Capital CEO & Managing Partner, discusses the state of the IPO market following Line's successful debut.

  • Pisani: Finally we're getting some movement

    CNBC's Bob Pisani looks at the day's market action including today's highlighted stocks and movement in IPOs.

  • Line surges on opening day

    CNBC's Bob Pisani discusses what today's debut of Line could mean for future IPOs.

  • Two challenges for Line

    Monthly active users aren't growing as fast as they once were for Japanese messaging app Line, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  • Henry Blodget on Line IPO: You have to be careful

    See what Henry Blodget, Business Insider founder and CEO, reacts to Line IPO, the biggest tech IPO since Alibaba in 2014.