Topics: IPO

Can Fintech Conquer the B2B Sector?

Can Fintech Conquer the B2B Sector?

When it comes to investing in the financial sector, venture capital and private equity have long been less keen on interesting in B2B companies. But McKinsey & Co’s latest research suggest things might be changing and investors are now targeting financing solution for both buyers and suppliers, together with automated account management tools. Can fintech conquer the B2B sector?   [...]

Should PE owners of Worldpay list or sell?

Should PE owners of Worldpay list or sell?

The payment processing company, Worldpay, announced last week it is preparing for an IPO. But reports over the weekend suggest the PE-backed company might receive a bid from JP Morgan. The British company, Worldpay, announced last week it is preparing for an initial public offering, but reports over the weekend suggest the company might yet to go down a different route. Whatever [...]

Private Equity-Led Consortium Buys Australian Finance Unit

Private Equity-Led Consortium Buys Australian ...

The consumer-lending arm of GE Capital Australia has been sold to a consortium led by private equity firm KKR. The financial unit, which is operating in Australia and New Zealand, provides personal loans, credit cards and interest-free retail finance services. The deal’s value stood at $6.3 billion.   Consortium of Financial Giants The consortium is led by the US-based private [...]

UK’s Virgin Money Set for IPO

UK’s Virgin Money Set for IPO

Virgin Money, the small United Kingdom bank formed from the collapse of Northern Rock during the financial crisis, has confirmed plans to list on the London Stock Exchange. Numerous sources are reporting the move this morning, with coverage from the Financial Times here.   Virgin Money are reportedly looking to raise a sum in the region of £150million from the [...]

Saga Confirms IPO Listing and Expected Share Prices

Saga Confirms IPO Listing and Expected Share Prices

DealMarket Blog recently reported on a Financial Times story linked to the IPO offering being planned by financial services provider Saga, which you can read in full here.   Another industry source, Financial News, has picked up this story with the news that Saga have confirmed their plans as well as giving an estimated valuation of the business.   The [...]

Saga Plans IPO to raise £550million before the end of May

Saga Plans IPO to raise £550million before the end ...

Specialist financial services provider Saga, who offer tailored services to those over 50, are planning an IPO launch before the end of May. The Financial Times reported on the morning of Wednesday 30 April that Saga said 700,000 of their 2.1million customers that were interested in becoming shareholders in the company.   The newspaper reports that the IPO will give [...]

IPO Window Opens: Trends and Hot Sectors

IPO Window Opens: Trends and Hot Sectors

Renaissance Capital’s IPO market snapshot says there have been 158 IPOs priced this year, an increase of 17.9% from last year. The most IPOs are in the US but activity is increasing in other parts of the world too, it says.   So far this year IPOs have raised USD 28.6 billion and produced an average return of 34% post-IPO. [...]

European PE Finds the IPO Exit

European PE Finds the IPO Exit

It looks like PE-backed initial public offerings are returning after a long period when buyout firms faced skepticism from investors and in the meantime sought exits via sales to rivals, reports eFinancial News.   The IPO wave was kicked off by the HellermannTyton floatation, a UK cable-tie company that was backed by Doughty Hanson. It also says that BC Partners [...]

Global IPO Trends

Global IPO Trends

New research from Renaissance Capital, an investment advisory firm, reports an upsurge in IPO filings this past quarter. Twenty companies filed to go public in the past three weeks, eight of which published their prospectuses the week ending April 5, according to an article in CFO. The numbers reflect an increase in IPO activity, at least in the pipeline. It [...]

CBInsights Scopes the Tech IPO Pipeline for 2013

CBInsights Scopes the Tech IPO Pipeline for 2013

There are 472 VC and private equity-backed technology companies with valuations of over EUR 100 million, which makes for a rich pool of potential technology IPOs in New Year for the companies that survive and thrive in the next 12 months.  A report by CB Insights highlights the investor, sector and financing trends observed among what it describes as tech's [...]