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Ex Sportingbet chief launches IPO for Stride Gaming

Ex Sportingbet chief launches IPO for Stride Gaming

Tue, 05 May 2015

Online bingo company Stride Gaming, led by former Sportingbet chief Nigel Payne, has announced plans for flotation on the London Stock Exchange's AIM segment to take advantage of regulatory changes in... [more]

GW Pharmaceuticals to tap US investors for cash

GW Pharmaceuticals to tap US investors for cash

Tue, 28 April 2015

London-based bio-pharmaceutical company GW Pharmaceuticals announced it will go cap in hand to investors in the US, although the exact terms of the share issue will depend on market conditions. On T... [more]

Pinnacle Technology Group raises £0.86m through placing

Pinnacle Technology Group raises £0.86m through placing

Tue, 28 April 2015

Pinnacle Technology Group, the AIM-listed IT managed service provider, raised £0.86m via a placing of 13,164,122 new ordinary shares. The purpose of the placing was to assist a strategic investment by... [more]

K&C Reit to raise £6m in AIM IPO

K&C Reit to raise £6m in AIM IPO

Mon, 27 April 2015

K&C REIT, the London-focused residential real estate group, intends to raise more than £6m in an initial public offering on AIM. The benefits of listing are that K&C will have a more favourable tax st... [more]

Etsy raises $267m in IPO ahead of Nasdaq debut

Etsy raises $267m in IPO ahead of Nasdaq debut

Thu, 16 April 2015

Etsy, the online marketplace for vintage and handmade goods, made its debut on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, pricing its shares at $16 each. In its initial public offering, the company rai... [more]

Slovak Telekom plans to float state's 49% stake in London and Bratislava

Wed, 08 April 2015

Slovak Telekom said it plans to float the 49% state-held stake in the form of global depositary receipts and shares in Slovakia, the Czech Republic and London. The group, which is 51%-owned by Deutsch... [more]

Nick Candy turns attention to satellite broadband

Mon, 06 April 2015

Nick Candy has stepped away from his usual luxury property investments and turned his attention to a satellite broadband firm which is set to float on AIM before the end of the month. Satellite Soluti... [more]

Elegant Hotels looks to float on AIM

Mon, 06 April 2015

Elegant Hotels is preparing to float on the alternative investment market (AIM) within the next few months, a source cited by the Sunday Times has said. The firm, which owns five resorts in Barbados, ... [more]

Hastings Direct float to value Utley's share at £200m

Mon, 06 April 2015

The upcoming flotation of Hasting Direct could reportedly value the interest of major stakeholder Neil Utley at around £200m. The motor insurance firm is expected to enter the stock market following t... [more]

Motive TV raises £1m in share placing

Thu, 02 April 2015

TV programmes producer Motive Television has raised £1m through the placing of 6.66bn shares at 0.015p each. The group said the proceeds of the placing will be used to fund the roll-out of its new Tab... [more]

Motif Bio makes AIM debut, seeks approval for Iclaprim treatment

Thu, 02 April 2015

Clinical stage biopharmaceutical group Motif Bio began trading on AIM on Thursday, after raising £2.8m in its initial public offering. The group, whose 44.09% of issued equity is owned by Amphion, pla... [more]

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

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

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

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

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]

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Netflix Inc. 565.55 1.92 22:07
Tesla Motors Inc 232.95 1.06 22:08
Akamai Technologies Inc. 75.36 0.35 22:10
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. 84.11 0.14 22:00
Kraft Foods Group, Inc. 84.36 0.08 22:10

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Baidu Inc. 194.74 -4.40 22:08
Avago Technologies Ltd. 116.79 -3.61 22:10
Fastenal Co. 41.64 -3.50 22:10
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. 122.15 -3.29 21:52
Express Scripts Holding Co 84.61 -3.19 22:10