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Uber shares plunge further amid global stock market wobbles

Uber suffered another significant drop in its share price, following its low-end IPO launch. The taxi company's performance came amid a global stock market fall, driven by tensions between the U.S. and China over trade.

Is Uber's IPO the worst-ever in stock market history?

Uber has grown to dominate the ride-hailing business but it's IPO has not been well-received by Wall Street. Uber pitched its shares at the lower end of expectation, but the share price still fell by 8 percent after just one day of trading.

Record investment in plant and cell-based meat companies

New data from The Good Food Institute shows two record years for investment in plant and cell-based meat companies, with a rise in capital flowing into the sector in 2017 and 2018 as well as a spike in acquisitions and new companies founded.

Despite multi-million dollar losses, Slack prepares to go public

Slack is the latest unicorn to file to go pubic, adopting a model similar to that used by Spotify in 2018. This obviates the traditional IPO approach meaning that current shareholders can directly sell their stock to investors.

James Bond carmaker Aston Martin targets £5.1 bn IPO

London - Aston Martin, the luxury British sports car brand favoured by fictional spy James Bond 007, said Thursday that its upcoming stock market flotation would look to value the group at up to £5.1 billion ($6.7 billion, 5.7 billion euros).

Saudi Aramco deal throws IPO further into doubt

Apo - Saudi Arabia sought to raise billions through a historic Aramco IPO to remake its oil-dependent economy, but with those efforts floundering the state-owned giant is mulling what analysts call a risky Plan B.

Rick Kline opens up about Spotify's direct listing strategy Special

Rick Kline, partner and co-chair of Goodwin's Capital Markets Practice and a member of its Technology Practice, chatted with Digital Journal about Spotify's direct listing strategy.

Spotify is going public at a terrible time for tech stocks

Spotify is set to go public Tuesday — a terrible time for tech stocks following Facebook's data fiasco. Even Apple, Spotify's biggest competitor in streaming music, isn't immune to the drag.

Op-Ed: Top five reasons Spotify is bound for a profitable year in 2018

Spotify, under the leadership of founder and CEO Daniel Ek, is going public next week. Here are the top five reasons it is headed for commercial success.

DocuSign has reportedly filed confidentially for an IPO

DocuSign has confidentially filed to go public, according to Tech Crunch. The company plans to hit the public markets in the next six months.

Spotify solved a $1 billion debt issue that will aid with IPO

Spotify wants to sell its shares to investors in the spring of 2018. In doing so, Spotify has cleaned up a debt deal thanks to the help of a Chinese tech conglomerate Tencent.

Uber will IPO by 2019 and let Softbank buy a huge stake

Uber's board of directors struck a grand bargain on Tuesday, settling a fractious internal battle that has hamstrung the ride-hailing company for months and paving the way to a giant initial public offering in two years.

How CEO Evan Spiegel could copy Mark Zuckerberg

To save Snap's stock from falling further, CEO Evan Spiegel could turn the tables and copy Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg. About five years ago, Facebook was in a similar position as Snap is in now.

France's Altice USA surges in New York market debut

New York - Altice USA shares rallied Thursday in their New York market debut after the telecom group controlled by French billionaire Patrick Drahi raised some $1.9 billion in an initial public offering.Shares jumped nine percent to close at $32.

Storm clouds swirling around Kinder Morgan pipeline plans

Vancouver - In the midst of the B.C. election count, and the chances of the Greens holding power if a minority government is confirmed, Kinder Morgan's plan to raise money for the Trans Mountain pipeline extension at this time may perhaps, be a bad idea.

Dropbox secures $600 million credit pool anticipating IPO

Dropbox is moving into new, public territory. With a $600 million credit pool secured for a push to go public this year, the success of the file hosting service has been brought into sharper light.

Intuit's Scott Cook took an early gamble on Evan Spiegel and Snap

When Evan Spiegel asked Intuit cofounder Scott Cook to invest in Snapchat's Series A round of funding, Cook was sure that the app would be a complete flop.

Stickers to stocks: Things to know about messaging app Line

Toukyo - Messaging app Line kicks off a dual New York-Tokyo stock listing later Thursday after one of the year's biggest initial public offerings.Here are a few things to know about the chatting service that has taken Asia by storm.What is Line?

Saudi Arabia to sell stake in Aramco, create $2 trillion fund

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia will sell shares in state oil giant Aramco and set up the world's largest wealth fund under a long-term economic reform plan, the deputy crown prince said Monday.

Shake Shack restaurants plan to make it everywhere

New York City - Having already made it in New York and a dozen other places, the Shake Shack restaurant chain is said to be planning an initial public offering of its stock.

Vascular Biogenics bizarrely terminates IPO

The Israeli firm Vascular Biogenics has withdrawn its initial public offering (IPO) after six days of trading from NASDAQ.

Alibaba files for IPO; could be largest tech debut ever

Washington - Chinese tech giant Alibaba Holdings Inc. moved closer to becoming a public company in the United States on Tuesday when it filed its IPO prospectus with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Chinese pork firm $5.3 bn IPO set to be the biggest in a year

Hong Kong - Chinese pork producer WH Group hopes to raise more than $5 billion in what would be the world's biggest initial public offering for a year as it plans to list in Hong Kong, giving a boost to the city's IPO market.

US Treasury sets IPO for Ally Financial

Washington - The US Treasury Department announced plans Wednesday for Ally Financial to raise $2.375 billion in a market debut as it winds down its rescue of the big bank.

La Quinta shares rise after IPO raises $650 mn

New York - Hotel chain La Quinta rose Wednesday in its first day of trade after Blackstone Group successfully launched its third hotel stock offering since November into a hot IPO market.La Quinta Holdings shares rose 3.1 percent to $17.

Spain's eDreams Odigeo skids on market debut

Madrid - Spanish online travel group eDreams Odigeo's share price tumbled as it listed on the Madrid stock exchange Tuesday, a worrying sign for the richest new entry to the market in nearly three years.

Spain's eDreams Odigeo skids on market debut

Madrid - Spanish online travel group eDreams Odigeo's share price tumbled as it listed on the Madrid stock exchange Tuesday, a worrying sign for the richest new entry to the market in nearly three years.

Weibo seeks to raise at least $340 mln in U.S. IPO

New York - The microblogging service Weibo -- often described as China's version of Twitter -- will raise at least $340 million in its U.S. stock offering, an updated filing showed Friday.

British takeaway delivery website debuts on stock market

London - British online takeaway delivery service Just Eat launched on the London Stock Exchange on Thursday in a partial flotation which valued it at £1.5 billion ($2.5 billion, 1.8 billion euros).

Candy Crush maker King in $500 mln Wall Street debut

New York - King Digital Entertainment raised a sweet half-billion dollars on Wall Street, and now it is time for the market to show its taste for the makers of mobile game Candy Crush.
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Facebook celebrates its IPO on the Nasdaq
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Spotify s gross margin is getting better.
Spotify's gross margin is getting better.
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Facebook celebrates its IPO on the Nasdaq
Facebook celebrates its IPO on the Nasdaq
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Facebook celebrates its IPO on the Nasdaq
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