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Auto Trader announces intention to float in March

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

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

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

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

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]

HSS Hire reveals £103m IPO funding plans

Mon, 12 January 2015

Tool hire firm HSS Hire Group has announced plans to float on the London stock market from February, in a bid to reduce its debt and roll out more 'local format' stores. The initial public offering (I... [more]

Trainline £500m IPO to 'kick start' 2015 pipeline

Thu, 08 January 2015

Train booking website Trainline has confirmed plans for a £500m main market listing, with a gross £75m of new cash to pay off debt and allow its private equity owners to finally move closer to an exit... [more]

Evraz delays IPO of North American unit

Mon, 15 December 2014

The biggest steel maker in Russia, Evraz, has shelved plans for an initial public offering (IPO) of its North American unit, due to the drop in the price of oil. It had planned to raise up to $500m by... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (CDI) 580.00 3.66 17:11
Associated British Foods 3,125.00 2.49 17:10
Intertek Group 2,530.00 2.43 17:10
InterContinental Hotels Group 2,650.00 2.12 17:10
Imperial Tobacco Group 3,193.00 2.08 17:08

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Intu Properties 353.50 -5.10 17:07
Royal Bank of Scotland Group 367.20 -5.02 17:11
Barclays 256.90 -1.98 17:11
Weir Group 1,704.00 -1.73 16:56
Aberdeen Asset Management 468.60 -1.53 17:07