initial public offering (IPO) News

China Insurtech Waterdrop Raises $360M in New York IPO: Reuters

Chinese online insurance technology firm Waterdrop Inc. has raised $360 million by pricing its shares at $12 a piece in its New York initial public offering (IPO), according to two sources with direct knowledge of the matter. The company, which …

Chinese Insurtech Waterdrop Seeks $360M in New York IPO

HONG KONG — Chinese online insurance technology firm Waterdrop Inc. aims to raise up to $360 million in an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange, company filings show. Waterdrop, which is backed by Tencent, will sell 30 …

More Assertive SEC Smacks Down SPACs: Viewpoint

Investor Jeremy Grantham says special purpose acquisition companies, which raise money in an initial public offering and then find a promising company with which to merge, are a “license to rip investors off.” On an investing podcast in February, the …

China’s Ant Eyes Options to Divest Founder’s Stake as Beijing Pressure Grows: Sources

HONG KONG – Ant Group is exploring options for founder Jack Ma to divest his stake in the financial technology giant and give up control, as meetings with Chinese regulators signaled to the company that the move could help draw …

Hallmark Financial Plans to Pursue IPO of Specialty Commercial Business

Hallmark Financial Services Inc., a property/casualty insurance company with three business segments – Specialty Commercial, Standard Commercial and Personal – plans to pursue an initial public offering of a non-controlling ownership stake in the core businesses within the Specialty Commercial …

British Cyber Security Company Darktrace Plans $4 Billion London Listing

LONDON – Darktrace, the British cyber security firm backed by tech entrepreneur Mike Lynch, fired the gun on its $4 billion London listing on Monday, aiming to raise new funds to accelerate product development and strengthen its balance sheet. The …

SEC Throws Another Wrench into Wall Street’s SPAC Machine

U.S. regulators are throwing another wrench into Wall Street’s SPAC machine by cracking down on how accounting rules apply to a key element of blank-check companies. The Securities and Exchange Commission is setting forth new guidance that warrants, which are …

Chinese Insurtech Waterdrop Faces Regulatory Pushback on Planned IPO: Sources

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG – Chinese online insurance technology firm Waterdrop Inc. is receiving pushback from domestic regulators on its planned U.S. initial public offering as its business model is seen as risky, four people familiar with the situation told Reuters. Waterdrop, …

SEC Warns SPACs Aren’t a Way to Avoid Securities Laws

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has a fresh warning for the booming SPAC market: Blank-check companies aren’t an end-around to avoid disclosing key information to investors. In a Thursday statement, a top SEC official made clear that despite their …

Indian Insurtech Policybazaar Plans Mumbai IPO

Indian online insurance platform Policybazaar is planning to file a draft prospectus as soon as next month for its Mumbai initial public offering that could raise about $500 million, according to people familiar with the matter. The SoftBank Group Corp.-backed …