IPO Roundup June 3, 2016


After Putting IPO on Hold, Line Plans Tokyo Listing in July – WSJ

TOKYO—Line Corp., which operates Japan’s dominant mobile-messaging application, is planning an initial public offering in Tokyo in July, according to people familiar with the matter. 


Exclusive: Thailand’s PTT studies proposal for retail business IPO – sources | Reuters

Thailand’s biggest energy company PTT is examining a proposal to list its retail business and is expected to complete the study in the third quarter of this year, the state-backed company’s investor relations official told Reuters on Thursday. 


Moleculin Biotech raises $9.2 million in IPO – MarketWatch

Houston-based Moleculin Biotech Inc. closed its initial public offering Wednesday, raising more than $9.2 million on 1.5 million shares priced at $6 each, the upper end of its pricing range.


NantHealth Shares Price at $14 Each in IPO – WSJ

NantHealth Inc., a biomolecular medicine company that bets on “big data” in the growing field of personalized health care, on Wednesday said its initial public offering of 6.5 million shares would price at $14 each, the midpoint of the previously announced range


Shares jump on IPO for Soon-Shiong start-up NantHealth – LA Times

Shares of biotech start-up NantHealth, run by Los Angeles billionaire physicianPatrick Soon-Shiong, had a strong first day of trading Thursday, closing 32% above their offer price. 


ICICI Prudential Life Said to Consider $892 Million Indian IPO – Bloomberg

ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Co. has picked arrangers for an initial public offering of as much as 60 billion rupees ($892 million), people familiar with the matter said, in what could be India’s biggest first-time share sale in six years. 


Queensland startup Guvera plots a make or break $80 million IPO – StartupSmart

A Queensland-based online music streaming platform is plotting an ambitious $80 million IPO as it looks to take on industry giants Spotify and Apple. 


Cramer: Know your IPO—Why the hot US Foods IPO may not be worth an investment

The initial public offering market finally showed some signs of life last year after being practically nonexistent for most of 2016. On Wednesday night alone five deals priced, but the one that caught Jim Cramer’s attention was US Foods Holding Corp, the second biggest IPO of 2016. 


Door and Window Maker Jeld-Wen Files for IPO – WSJ

Jeld-Wen Holding Inc., a door and window maker that has completed several recent acquisitions, has filed for an initial public offering. 


IPO investors open to invest in sectors like dairy firms, micro-finance and healthcare – The Economic Times

MUMBAI: Gone are the days when traditional industries such as construction and engineering used to dominate the primary market to raise funds. These days, sectors like dairy firms , micro-finance, healthcare and staffing services are crowding the initial public offering ( IPO ) space. Investment bankers say investors are open to investing in these companies because of their stronger growth prospects.

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