Acorn International Files for IPO

Acorn International, a Shanghai, China-based marketer of consumer products through a TV home shopping network, has filed for a $128.25 million IPO. It plans to trade on the NYSE under ticker symbol ATV, with Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank serving as co-lead underwriters. SAIF Partners holds a 26.6% pre-IPO position. www.chinadrtv.com