Poundland and Pets at Home set listing prices – Reuters

Poundland and Pets at Home are setting the prices for their initial public offerings, the latest British retailers to capitalise on London’s buoyant market conditions, writes Reuters. Pets at Home is mainly owned by US private equity group KKR and Warburg Pincus is a backer of Poundland.

Venture backed IPOs post best year since 2007

Venture backed IPOs had a banner year in 2013 with 82 offerings completed, the most since 2007, according to a report from the National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Reuters, publisher of peHUB.

VC-Backed IPOs Show Improvement in Q2 – NVCA Report

Twenty-one venture-backed IPOs raised $2.2 billion during the second quarter, more than double the volume and dollars compared to the first quarter of this year, according to a report by the National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Reuters (publisher of peHUB). Year to date, 29 VC-backed companies have gone public, raising about $2.9 billion. That compares to 29 VC-backed companies that raised $18.8 billion via initial public offerings in the first two quarters of last year.

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Venture-Backed IPOs Show Spirited Performance This Year

PeHUB took a look at this year’s 18 venture-backed IPOs to see where the action has been. Its analysis shows that companies trading above their IPO price greatly outnumber those that have sunk below it. The score is 12 above to six below.

Enterprise Deals Dominate Venture Backed IPOs In 2012

With nearly 11 months in the record books, 2012 stands out as the year of the enterprise and IT-related venture-backed IPO. Enterprise- and IT-related deals make up 40% of this year’s venture-funded initial public offerings, according to a peHUB analysis.

Wake Up The IPO Ecosystem

In their latest report on the long-term ills affecting the IPO markets, David Weild and his co-authors laser lock on market structure and persuasively argue in a series of Grant Thornton white papers that increasing “tick” sizes will restore capital formation, jobs and investor confidence. Tick sizes? Yes, they’re talking about tick sizes (i.e., the minimum increment in which a stock can trade) and they’re right.

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