Petco hires Goldman Sachs for sale or IPO: sources

Petco Animal Supplies Inc has hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) to lead a potential initial public offering or sale that could value the pet supplies retailer at between $4 billion and $5 billion, including debt, sources told Reuters News.


Indoor cycling fitness chain SoulCycle files for IPO: Reuters

Indoor cycling fitness chain SoulCycle Inc filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering of common stock, underscoring the rising popularity of boutique chains that cater to specific workout methods such as spinning, yoga and barre, Reuters News reported.

Paine & Partners holds 12% of Costa Group following IPO

Paine & Partners LLC said Thursday that portfolio company Costa Group has completed its IPO on the Australian Securities Exchange. Costa sold about 245 million shares at an IPO price of A$2.25 (US$1.64) raising A$550 million (US$400.8 mln) in proceeds. Paine & Partners holds an approximate 12% equity stake in Costa following the IPO and is its largest stockholder. Victoria, Australia-based Costa produces, markets and exports fresh fruit and vegetables.


Interactive Data files to go public

Interactive Data Holdings Corp. has filed confidentially with the SEC for a possible IPO. New York-based Interactive Data did not disclose the number of shares it would offer or their price range; that will likeoy come in future filings. Interactive Data, a financial data provider, is owned by Silver Lake Group LLC and Warburg Pincus LLC. The company said it plans to use proceeds from the proposed IPO to reduce debt and for other general corporate purposes.


Payment processor First Data Corp files for IPO: Reuters

U.S. payment processor First Data Corp filed with U.S. regulators on Monday for an initial public offering of common stock, setting up an exit for its private equity owner KKR & Co LP (KKR.N) following one of the largest leveraged buyouts ever, Reuters News reported.


VC-backed security data provider Rapid7 goes public

Security data and analytics provider Rapid7 has debuted its IPO after pricing its 6.45 million shares at $16 per share. The stock began trading Friday on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “RPD.” Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and Barclays Capital Inc are serving as the lead underwriters. Rapid7 is backed by Bain Capital and Technology Crossover Ventures.

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