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  • Logo of online real estate marketplace Zillow

    Zillow IPO becomes hot property

    Top News | 22 July 2011

    Online real estate marketplace Zillow makes a living out of ascribing valuations to people’s homes, but when it comes to its own stock price, pinpointing value is proving elusive.

  • A customer pays for two bags of coffee at a Dunkin' Donuts store in Tewksbury

    Dunkin' leaves sweet taste for investors and sponsors

    Top News | 29 July 2011

    If investors really had any reservations about Dunkin’ Brands valuation compared with its peers prior to its US$422.75m IPO, these concerns quickly dissipated once the stock debuted on Wednesday.

  • Landowner postpones IPO harvest

    Equities | 30 July 2011


  • First Niagara plots offering

    Equities | 06 August 2011

    Given market conditions and the decidedly mixed reception to its US$1bn acquisition of 195 upstate New York and Connecticut branches and some US$15bn of deposits from HSBC Bank USA announced last Monday, First Niagara Financial Group could be excused for holding off on any immediate plans to raise US$750m to US$800m in common stock to fund the deal.

  • Williams and El Paso E&P spin-offs on track

    Equities | 12 August 2011

    Market turbulence and oil price volatility have not dissuaded two leading energy companies from pressing ahead with the separation of their exploration and production operations by the end of the year.

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    US IPO market shuts down for all but the few

    Top News | 12 August 2011

    A number of US IPO issuers were content to leave decision-making on whether to postpone their deals to the eleventh hour as they struggled to make sense of last week’s stock market rollercoaster. Others were quick to pull the plug on planned financings early in the bookbuild, when the inevitability of a discount became apparent.

  • Warren Buffett 2010

    Bank of Buffett rides to the rescue

    Top News | 26 August 2011

    Warren Buffett was quick to dismiss any comparisons to the financial chaos that followed the implosion of Lehman Brothers after his US$5bn deal to inject capital into an ailing Bank of America. “This is not 2008,” he insisted.

  • Jive

    Social media Round 2 is tier two

    Top News | 02 September 2011

    A slew of lesser-known social media and internet companies have filed IPOs that they hope will ride on the coat-tails of higher-profile deals later this year, but they could face a tough task in passing investors’ quality filters.

  • Groupon

    Groupon's IPO dealt another blow

    Top News | 09 September 2011

    Fast-growing discount deals website Groupon had been touted as one of the hottest IPOs globally this year, but the intense level of scrutiny of the company’s business model, accounting and leadership has begun to cast serious doubt on whether the US$750m offering will happen at all.

  • SEC gets serious on IPO reform

    People & Markets | 16 September 2011

    Members of a committee advising the US Securities and Exchange Commission on overhauling capital raising rules for emerging companies hope that the corporate watchdog will move quickly to change rules that they believe may be holding back public securities offerings.

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