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First Read kicks off your New Year with news Alibaba rival Wanda E-commerce raising $161 mln at $3 bln valuation, the biggest cyber-security threats of 2015 and investors bought into nearly $250 bln in global IPOs in 2014.


Fast food restaurant chain Shake Shack files for IPO-Reuters

Fast food chain Shake Shack Inc, which grew out of a hot dog stand in New York’s Madison Square Park, has filed for an initial public offering at a time when stock offerings by casual restaurants have proven to be a big hit with investors, Reuters reported.

Stephen Colbert meets with members of the Federal Election Commission

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First Read ends your week with the Dow soaring to 421 points, its best day since 2011, Thai United Frozen agrees to buy tuna brand Bumble Bee for $1.5 billion and Stephen Colbert signs off as host of “The Colbert Report.”


VC-backed Rhythm files for IPO

Rhythm has filed for an IPO. The number of shares that will be sold as well as the stock’s pricing terms have yet to be set. Citigroup and Cowen and Company are serving as the lead underwriters. Based in Boston, Rhythm is a biopharmaceutical firm that focuses on treating metabolic disorders. Its backers include MPM Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Third Rock Ventures, Ipsen and Pfizer Ventures.


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To start, the first woman has won the prestigious ‘Nobel Prize of Mathematics,’ look beyond IPOs to find this year’s biggest capital raises and a startup believes it has created an AI that can teach itself and will eventually be able to answer almost any question.

Spie to raise 500 mln euros in new capital via IPO: Reuters

French energy and communications services group Spie plans to raise 500 million euros ($682 million) in new capital as part of an IPO that should be completed by the end of this year, chairman Gauthier Louette said as it delivered its official listing proposal.

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