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Payment Solution AGS Transact Gets SEBI Nod for IPO
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Payment Solution AGS Transact Gets SEBI Nod for IPO

AGS Transact Technologies, a payment solutions provider has received SEBI’s official nod to launch an initial public offering (IPO). The company was recently backed by private equity firms TPG Growth and Actis until a few months ago. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) issued final observations to AGS Transact’s IPO proposal on 26 October. AGS had filed its draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) with SEBI in mid-August. With this nod, SEBI, as of now, has approved 62 IPO proposals in2018. In 2017, the regulatory authority cleared 46 IPO proposals. AGS’ Rs 1,000-crore IPO comprises fresh shares worth Rs 400 crore apart from equity of promoter Ravi Goyal and other individual shareholders worth Rs 600 crore. Also, AGS Transact may raise Rs 150 crore in pre-IPO placement as...
US Based Startup Cloudflare to Launch a $3.5 billion IPO
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US Based Startup Cloudflare to Launch a $3.5 billion IPO

US startup Cloudflare whose software makes websites load faster and with greater security is planning to launch its initial public offering (IPO) that could value it at more than $3.5 billion. The company is expecting to go public in the first half of next year, joining a string of software and internet firms seeking to tap the stock market and capitalize on strong investor appetite and rich valuations. The IPO will be led by investment bank Goldman Sachs, however, the exact timing of the IPO has not been finalized. Founded in 2009 by Lee Holloway, Matthew Prince, and Michelle Zatlyn, Cloudflare as of now, has raised a total of $182.1 million. Cloudflare’s services help websites load faster and prevent security breaches. The company claims to have more than 154 data centers and se...
Dubai’s Largest Payment Processing Firm to Launch IPO
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Dubai’s Largest Payment Processing Firm to Launch IPO

Dubai-based payment processing firm called Network International which is the largest of its kind in the Middle East and Africa, is currently evaluating the possibilities and expecting to launch its initial public offering. The company is jointly owned by Emirates NBD and private equity firms Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic. The company stated that its shareholders "are evaluating various strategic options with respect to NI, which may include a potential initial public offering.  At this point in time, no decisions have been taken as to whether NI or its shareholders will proceed with any such transactions.” However, if NI and its shareholders decide to move forward with any such transaction, further announcements will be made in due course. Earlier in September, the company’s ow...
China’s Mobile Internet Firm Cootek Inc Listed on the NYSE for IPO
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China’s Mobile Internet Firm Cootek Inc Listed on the NYSE for IPO

China’s mobile internet company CooTek (Cayman) Inc has been now listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The company that is based in East China's Shanghai started trading on Friday. The company issued 4.35 million American Depository Shares (ADS) and raised $52.2 million. Every ADS of CooTek was priced at $12. The share price of CooTek was traded lower than its opening price of $11.5 in the first four trading hours of the first trading session. The funds secured through this initial public offering are planned to be utilized by the company in the marketing of the products. CooTek generally earns its revenue from the advertisement with its software product TouchPal Keyboard and other APPs on fitness and healthcare. The main motive of the company behind its entry on the NYSE ...
Chinese E-Scooter Startup Filed For an IPO on Nasdaq
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Chinese E-Scooter Startup Filed For an IPO on Nasdaq

Electric scooter startup called Niu Technologies which is based in China has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) on Nasdaq. The company has planned to raise up to $150 million through this IPO. Niu claims to be the largest lithium-ion battery-powered e-scooters company in China. Founded in 2014, the company is based in Beijing and currently holds a market share of 26% in China on the basis of its sales volume. Niu’s scooters connect with an app that gives drivers maintenance and performance data and along with that delivers firmware updates. The firm stated that it had sold more than 431,500 smart electric scooters in China, Europe and other markets as of June 2018. According to the reports, China has been termed as the largest market for electric two-wheeled vehicles, wher...
All You Need to Know About US-based Eventbrite’s Much-awaited IPO
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All You Need to Know About US-based Eventbrite’s Much-awaited IPO

San-Francisco based online ticketing platform Eventbrite (EB) has finally launched its much-awaited IPO. The shares of the company soared as high as 70 percent in its stock market. The shares opened at $36 and climbed as high as $39.30 before ending the session 59 percent up at $36.50. Eventbrite’s stock has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker EB. The firm at the initial stage priced its offering from $19 to $21 per share, but due to its high demand, it raised the final offering price to $23 per share. With this price, the company was successful in raising funds amounting to $230 million. Founded in 2006 by married couple Julia and Kevin Hartz, Eventbrite has raised a total of $373 million in equity funding as of now. The entry of Eventbrite in the stoc...
China’s Maoyan Weiying to File an IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
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China’s Maoyan Weiying to File an IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

China’s largest online movie ticketing service Maoyan Weiying reportedly filed for an initial public offering (IPO) on the Hong Kong stock exchange. The Tencent-backed company, however, has yet not disclosed that when the IPO will be or other valuation details. But, according to the earlier reports of this year, Maoyan aims to raise up to $1 billion. This move has come soon after another Tencent investment, Meituan-Dianping, is preparing for its own debut (Meituan is also one of Maoyan’s investors). Both Meituan and Maoyan are an important part of Tencent’s online-to-offline services rivalry with Alibaba. Meituan holds the number one market share for online services in China in terms of market volume. Similarly, Maoyan is the largest online movie ticketing app service in China. It...
SaleBhai Finally Set to Launch IPO on 27th July
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SaleBhai Finally Set to Launch IPO on 27th July

SaleBhai’s IPO has been a trending news from the past few days. And with a confirmation, it has been reportedly announced that the early-stage B2C e-commerce startup is now all set to make an initial public offer (IPO) on the 27th July 2018. As stated earlier in one of our articles, Salebhai is the first startup to raise funds through public route by getting listed on BSE SME platform at such an early stage. With BSE SME in principle approval received on 22nd May 2018, the Ahmedabad-based online company is all set to be the first B2C e-commerce company to raise money through IPO under the BSE SME platform. Also Read: https://pixr8.com/entrepreneur/exclusive-interview-of-salebhai-founders-prior-to-the-launch-of-ipo/ for the exclusive interview of co-founder Vishwavijay Singh with Pixr...
Restaurant Chain Barbeque Nation Raises Pre-IPO Funds From Jhunjhunwala
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Restaurant Chain Barbeque Nation Raises Pre-IPO Funds From Jhunjhunwala

One of the top investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala's co-founded firm, Alchemy Capital Management, has recently invested Rs 80-90 crore in CX Partners-backed casual dining restaurant chain Barbeque Nation Hospitality Ltd before the IPO placement. “Alchemy Capital has picked up a minority stake in Barbeque Nation through Alchemy India Fund for a consideration of around ₹80-90 crore. The pre-IPO placement valued the company at ₹2,300-2,400 crore”. According to the reports, The capital will be used to build new restaurants and also for repayment of debt. In 2013, CX Partners had invested in the restaurant chain, Alchemy Capital was set up in 1999. The first Barbeque-Nation restaurant was launched in 2005. The company operated 81 restaurants across 42 cities in India and one in Dubai till 30 J...
SEBI To Bring Easy IPO Norms for Upcoming Issuers
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SEBI To Bring Easy IPO Norms for Upcoming Issuers

Market Regulator, SEBI is gearing up to modify Initial Public Offering (IPO) norms in India making them less arduous for legitimate sellers while putting down on the possible misuse. The revamp includes the inclusion of a broader set of institutional investors such as alternative investment funds (AIF's) for counting promoter's contribution in startups, reducing disclosure price for two days before the issue opens and reducing requirement period for disclosure to three years than five. The panel board is scheduled to meet on June 21 to discuss proposed modifications in ICDR. Prithvi Haldea, Head of the ICDR Committee conducted by SEBI last year said, There are cases of good companies where the promoter capital is not adequate for lock-in in an IPO. Sometimes, alternative investment ...
IndiaMart Files IPO To Raise Up To Rs 600 Crore
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IndiaMart Files IPO To Raise Up To Rs 600 Crore

One of the biggest online platforms in India named Indiamart.com will soon raise the company’s valuation to as much as Rs 600 crore through a proposed initial public offering (IPO). The company will soon file draft papers for its initial share sale which is expected to take place next month. According to the reports, investment banks ICICI Securities, Edelweiss Financial Services and a foreign investment bank are a group of advisors for the company in the matter of the initial share sale. “Indiamart is working on an IPO that could see it raise around ₹500-600 crore through a mix of primary and secondary share sale. Some of the investors of the company could sell part of their stakes. The final details of these are yet to be formalized,” stated a source. However, Dinesh Agarwal who is ...
Danish Brewer Carlsberg Plans India IPO
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Danish Brewer Carlsberg Plans India IPO

The popular beer manufacturer Carlsberg is working out on a local initial public offering (IPO) of its Indian business. The Danish brewer is reportedly looking for potential i-bankers for the share sale over the next few weeks. The Carlsberg Group is a Denmark-based company that is one of the leading brewery groups in the world today. The company is mainly known for its large portfolio of beer. It started its operations in India in 2007 but the Indian customers have been consuming its beer much before that. The credit of the success of Carlsberg’s products globally and in India can be given to the quality consciousness and the technological proficiency developed by the breweries. And because of these attributes, Carlsberg has been positioned on the third rank among the world’s largest b...