initial public offering (IPO) News

Startup Personal Lines Insurer Root Looking to Raise $604 Million in IPO

Automobile insurance startup Root Inc. said on Tuesday it plans to raise as much as $604.1 million in its initial public offering on the Nasdaq, the latest in a line of insurers looking to tap the current boom in U.S. …

Insurance Acquisition Completes Shift Auto Retailer Deal; IPO Launches

Shares of Shift Technologies Inc. fell 6.7% in their Nasdaq debut on Thursday after the online used-car seller went public through a reverse-merger deal with blank check firm Insurance Acquisition Corp. Shift shares were trading at $10.86 in morning trade, …

Senator Calls on U.S. to Delay IPO by China’s Ant Group

Senator Marco Rubio, who has successfully urged the Trump administration to pursue investigations of Chinese companies, called on Friday for the U.S. government to consider options to delay an initial public offering of China’s Ant Group, the fintech arm of …

China’s Ping An-Backed Lufax Files for $3 Billion U.S. IPO

Lufax Holding Ltd., one of China’s largest online wealth management platforms, on Wednesday filed to list its shares in the United States, the latest company looking to take advantage of a rebound in capital markets. Lufax, backed by financial giant …

Analysts Say U.S. Restrictions Unlikely to Hurt Ant Group’s $35 Billion IPO

Ant Group’s $35 billion initial public offering (IPO) is unlikely to suffer from any U.S. restrictions on the Chinese financial technology giant due to its very limited overseas presence, potential investors and analysts said. U.S. President Donald Trump is considering …

Personal Lines Insurtech Root Files IPO Proposal with SEC

Root, Inc., the parent company of Root Insurance Co., has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The number of shares to be offered and the price …

Ant Group Eyes Raising $17.5 Billion via Hong Kong IPO Without Cornerstone Investors

China’s Ant Group plans to raise about half of its $35 billion dual listing via the Hong Kong leg, without setting up a cornerstone tranche and betting on strong demand from institutional investors even without lock-up commitments, sources said. Backed …

Next Funding Round for Next Insurance May Double Insurtech’s Valuation to $2.25 Billion

Next Insurance is in talks to raise new capital in a round that values the insurance technology startup at about $2.25 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. Alphabet Inc.’s CapitalG is in talks to lead the roughly $250 …

Post-Covid Cold War World Will Be Tough for China’s Ant: Opionion

Ensconced in a lucrative niche at home, Jack Ma’s Ant Group nevertheless has to look outward. And expanding overseas has never looked so difficult for China’s biggest payments app, even with the war chest from what may be a world-record …

Alibaba’s Ant Group Files for Dual Listing; Could Be World’s Largest IPO Ever

Ant Group, Alibaba’s fintech arm and China’s dominant mobile payments firm, filed for a dual listing in Hong Kong and on Shanghai’s Nasdaq-style STAR Market on Tuesday and could raise as much as $30 billion in what would be the …