IPO Archive

While the IPO market roars back, venture remains leery

Ben Narasin Crunch Network Contributor Ben Narasin was an entrepreneur for 25 years, a seed investor for 8 and is now a VC as a General Partner at Canvas Ventures. More posts by this contributor: How to join the network The IPO market is poised to make an almost complete 180° turnaround after a bleak Q1 and a very quiet summer. JPMorgan alone said they …

Snap Inc Working on IPO Valuing Firm at $25 Billion or More

NEW YORK, United States — Photo-sharing app Snapchat’s parent is working on an initial public offering that could value the company at $25 billion or more, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing several people familiar with the matter. Snap Inc, which operates the app that lets users send videos and messages that disappear in seconds, is looking to sell shares as early as late March, …

Aritzia Rises 16% in Toronto Stock Exchange Debut After IPO

TORONTO, Canada — Aritzia Inc., the Canadian women’s fashion retailer, rose 16 percent in its trading debut after raising C$400 million ($306 million) in its initial public offering. Shares of the Vancouver-based retailer jumped to C$18.51 at 9:06 am in trading on alternative markets in Toronto, up from its C$16 IPO price. Company founder Brian Hill and Boston-based private equity firm Berkshire Partners sold 25 …