initial public offering (IPO) News

Hong Kong Insurer FWD Group Eyes Singapore Listing

Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li’s FWD Group is considering listing in Singapore with a dual-class structure, as the insurer moves ahead with its initial public offering preparations, people with knowledge of the matter said. FWD is discussing with advisers the …

What’s Next for Major Blockchain Firm R3? IPO or Sale?

R3, a blockchain-software company that works with more than 200 heavyweights such as Intel Corp., Microsoft Corp., US Bancorp and Wells Fargo & Co., is considering going public, according to people familiar with the matter. The company is speaking with …

Swiss Re-Backed Insurer FWD Weighs IPO in Hong Kong

Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li is laying the groundwork for a potential initial public offering of his insurance company FWD Group after five years of building the business through acquisitions, people familiar with the matter said. The company, which is …

With Ambitions to Expand (and Disrupt Allianz), German Insurer DFV Weighs IPO

With ambitions to challenge insurance giants like Allianz SE, newcomer Deutsche Familienversicherung AG [DFV] needs 100 million euros ($116 million) in fresh funds to finance its expansion plan. An initial public offering is one path Stefan Knoll, founder and chief …

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 …