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Octo Telematics’ Execs to Buy 20% of Russian Shareholder Stake, Paving Way for IPO

Italy’s Octo Telematics announced that its chairman and chief executive have signed a binding agreement to purchase 20 percent of Octo’s shares from Russian company Renova Holdings. This share purchase will reduce Renova’s shareholding in the company to 48.55 percent, …

Octo Telematics’ IPO Delayed After Sanctions Hit Russian Shareholder: Sources

Italy’s Octo Telematics has put a planned initial public offering on hold after sanctions were imposed on controlling shareholder Renova Holdings and on Renova’s Russian chairman, Viktor Vekselberg, two sources said on Thursday. The United States imposed major sanctions last …

China’s Ping An Plans $3B IPO of Financial Management Portal OneConnect: Sources

Ping An Insurance (Group) Co., China’s largest insurer by market value, is starting preparations for an initial public offering of its OneConnect financial management portal that could raise as much as $3 billion, people with knowledge of the matter said. …

Facebook Settles Shareholders’ Claims Over 2012 IPO

Facebook Inc and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg have reached a $35 million settlement of class-action litigation accusing them of hiding worries about the social media company’s growth prior to its May 2012 initial public offering. The settlement was filed on …

AXA Posts Higher-Than-Expected $7.6B Profit, Ahead of U.S. IPO

French insurer AXA posted higher-than-expected 2017 net profits and stronger earnings in the United States, ahead of the planned flotation of its American life insurance and asset management businesses in the second quarter this year. AXA, which ranks as Europe’s …

India’s GIC Re Shares Drop on Market Debut After Raising $1.7B in IPO

State-run General Insurance Corp. of India (GIC Re) slumped as much as 14.5 percent on market debut on Wednesday after raising 111.76 billion rupees ($1.72 billion) in the country’s biggest initial public offering in seven years. Concerns about valuations have …

India Government Raises $1.5B Selling Shares in Reinsurer GIC Re

The Indian government raised about 98 billion rupees ($1.5 billion) on Friday by selling some of its shares in General Insurance Corp of India (GIC Re), the nation’s top reinsurer, in the country’s biggest listing in seven years. [Editor’s note: …

Reinsurer GIC Seeks $1.7B in 3rd Largest Indian IPO

General Insurance Corp., India’s largest reinsurer, and its owner will seek as much as 113.7 billion rupees ($1.7 billion) after setting terms for the third-biggest initial public offering on record in the South Asian nation. GIC will offer 17.2 million …

Indian IPOs Headed for Record Year as Insurers Seek to Raise Funds

Indian initial public offerings are headed for a record year, as a rush of insurers seek to ride a rally in the local market and tap increasing investor demand for financial assets. At least four Indian insurers are aiming to …

AXA Plans IPO of Minority Stake of U.S. Businesses to Free Up Capital

AXA Chief Executive Thomas Buberl plans to overhaul the group’s U.S. operations, proposing to float its American life insurance and asset management businesses in 2018 in order to free up capital and pursue takeover targets elsewhere. The listing of a …