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Sanne Group to raise £141m ahead of LSE debut

Sanne Group to raise £141m ahead of LSE debut

Fri, 27 March 2015

Independent fund and corporate administration provided Sanne Group has announced it intends to raise £141.6m ahead of its listing on the London Stock Exchange on 1 April. The fundraising would see the... [more]

Redx Pharma enjoys successful AIM debut

Redx Pharma enjoys successful AIM debut

Fri, 27 March 2015

Shares in pharmaceutical development company Redx Pharma traded at a small premium upon the company's debut on the London Stock Exchange. The Liverpool-based group began trading on AIM on Friday, havi... [more]

Louis Dreyfus Commodities has no plans for an IPO, majority owner says

Louis Dreyfus Commodities has no plans for an IPO, majority owner says

Fri, 27 March 2015

Privately held agricultural commodities trader Louis Dreyfus Commodities has no plans for an initial public offering (IPO), according to its largest stakeholder. Instead, Margarita Louis Dreyfus, whos... [more]

Auto Trader motors after pricing IPO at 235p per share

Auto Trader motors after pricing IPO at 235p per share

Thu, 19 March 2015

Auto Trader Group, the UK car classified company on Thursday priced 590m shares at 235p/share in its initial public offering in the London market. The stock jumped as high as 10% to trade at 268p, top... [more]

Pinterest valued at $11bn after completing new funding round

Pinterest valued at $11bn after completing new funding round

Tue, 17 March 2015

Visual bookmarking site Pinterest has raised $367m (£247.4m), giving it a valuation of $11bn and making it one of the most highly valued start-ups by venture capitalists in the world. Less than a year... [more]

Challenger bank Shawbrook unveils flotation plans

Thu, 12 March 2015

Shawbrook, a challenger bank headed by former Royal Bank of Scotland boss Sir George Mathewson, has unveiled plans to float on the London Stock Exchange. The lender, which was formed in 2011 and which... [more]

Challenger bank Shawbrook to unveil flotation plans on Thursday

Wed, 11 March 2015

Shawbrook, a challenger bank headed by Sir George Mathewson, the former boss of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), will unveil plans to float on the London Stock Exchange on Thursday. The lender, which was... [more]

DFS Furniture springs higher as shares begin unconditional trading

Wed, 11 March 2015

Furniture retailer DFS Furniture shares rose as the company made its unconditional debut on the London Stock Exchange on Wednesday. The group issued 80.9m shares at 255p per share, with offer was pric... [more]

Britain's newest bank Aldermore Group makes stunning debut in London

Tue, 10 March 2015

Shares in Britain's newest bank, Aldermore Group rocketed up 12% to 215p in a stunning stock market debut. The rally in shares to 215p by 10:00 GMT saw the stock shoot above its initial public offer p... [more]

Verisk Analytics to acquire WoodMac in £1.85bn deal

Tue, 10 March 2015

Verisk Analytics has agreed to buy Edinburgh-based WoodMac from San Francisco private equity firm Hellman & Friedman for £1.85bn. Sources cited by Reuters claim the Nasdaq-listed data analytics provid... [more]

Market overview: Euro slips further, undermines Brent

Tue, 10 March 2015

1634: The drop in the single currency continues to accelerate. It is now off by 1.29% to 1.0711.That, in turn, is weighing on front month Brent crude oil futures, which are losing 2.01% to hit $56.82 ... [more]

Auto Trader announces intention to float in March

Thu, 26 February 2015

Auto Trader Group said on Thursday it intends to float in the London Stock Exchange. The UK second-hand car sales website is planning a potential £2bn flotation in March as a FTSE 250 company. Its in... [more]

Wizz Air raises £257m as IPO priced at 1,150p

Wed, 25 February 2015

Wizz Air priced its initial public offering at 1,150p on Wednesday, giving it an initial market capitalisation of £601m. The budget airline claimed that the size of its offering reached £257m, with th... [more]

Aldermore renews plans for March IPO

Tue, 24 February 2015

Aldermore has revived plans to float on the stock market as early as next month after pulling its initial public offering (IPO) last October. The challenger bank, which focuses on specialist lending t... [more]

DFS unveils plans to list on London Stock Exchange

Mon, 23 February 2015

High street sofa DFS has announced plans to float on the London Stock Exchange. Private-equity owner Advent, which will receive £98m from the float, said it was hoping the group could be valued as muc... [more]

Revolution Bars boosts IPO plans with ex-Arsenal and Greene King hires

Tue, 17 February 2015

UK cocktail bars operator Revolution Bars Group has appointed Arsenal FC's former managing director and an ex-Greene King finance director as it looks to float on the London Stock Exchange. The initia... [more]

Woodford aims to raise £200m with investment trust IPO

Fri, 06 February 2015

Woodford Investment Management said it aims to raise £200m via an initial public offering (IPO) of Woodford Patient Capital Trust on the London Stock Exchange. In a statement released on Friday, Woodf... [more]

DFS Furniture hopes to raise £105m in IPO

Fri, 06 February 2015

DFS Furniture is aiming to raise £105m by floating on the stock market as it looks to grow its business on an international scale. The company, the biggest sofa retailer in Britain with more than a 25... [more]

HSS Hire pared lower on London debut

Wed, 04 February 2015

Continuing a theme from 2014, shares in tool hire company HSS Hire were ratcheted lower on their first day of trading, having already been floated at the bottom of their indicative range. HSS, the UK'... [more]

Friday tips round-up: Renishaw, John Laing

Fri, 30 January 2015

Renishaw caught the proverbial falling Apple in its first half. The precision machinery-maker saw its pre-tax profits more than double over those six months to £56.6m as orders from cell-phone makers ... [more]

UK IPO market expected to return to buoyancy in 2015, BDO survey says

Mon, 26 January 2015

The market for UK initial public offers is expected to regain its buoyancy in 2015 after several flotations were pulled towards the end of 2014 and despite the looming general election and oil prices ... [more]

Market overview: Smiths Group slips into pole position

Thu, 22 January 2015

1606: Engineering outfit Smiths Group has refreshed its on-going relationship with American telco giant AT&T. The US firm will provide the London-listed company with with enhanced global network speed... [more]

Amphion Innovations' part-owned partner lines up AIM flotation

Mon, 19 January 2015

Amphion Innovations, a developer of medical and technology businesses, announced its part-owned US partner Motif BioSciences will merge with a private company. The private company holds the intellectu... [more]

John Laing unveils plans for £1bn IPO comeback

Mon, 19 January 2015

John Laing, the infrastructure investor taken private in 2006, has announced its plans for a stock market comeback in the next few months. Laing and owner Henderson, which snapped up Laing for £887m n... [more]

Chemical antibiotics developer Redx Pharma to raise £20m in AIM flotation

Mon, 12 January 2015

Biotechnology company Redx Pharma has announced it will raise £20m via a placing of shares to start floating on the London stock market. The initial public offering (IPO) is expected to be completed i... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Ashtead Group 1,096.00 2.43 13:38
Kingfisher 365.50 2.15 13:38
Antofagasta 727.00 1.68 13:38
London Stock Exchange Group 2,453.00 1.66 13:38
ARM Holdings 1,096.00 1.58 13:37

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
BG Group 851.30 -2.52 13:38
Barratt Developments 523.00 -2.43 13:38
Smiths Group 1,136.00 -2.24 13:37
Persimmon 1,642.00 -1.50 13:38
Taylor Wimpey 152.30 -1.49 13:38