from Breakingviews:

China’s invisible tycoon centre stage in Wanda IPO

December 2, 2014

By John Foley

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Chinese flirt app seeks undiscerning IPO investors

November 12, 2014

By Robyn Mak

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from Breakingviews:

Spreadsheet bungles alive and well in high finance

October 20, 2014

By Richard Beales

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Alison Frankel:

Sneaky new trend in IPOs: Make shareholders pay if they sue and lose

By Alison Frankel
October 9, 2014

If you bought Alibaba shares last month when the Chinese mobile commerce company went public, you participated in the biggest-ever initial public offering. Alibaba raised $25 billion from investors when its shares began to trade on the New York Stock Exchange. Its price has dropped a bit from its record high of more than $99 on the first day of trading, but as of Thursday afternoon Alibaba was swinging back up toward $90 a share.

from Breakingviews:

European IPO wobble is about more than volatility

October 9, 2014

By Quentin Webb

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Jumbo $6 bln bank IPO shows Saudi too big to miss

October 7, 2014

By Una Galani

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from Breakingviews:

Rocket and Zalando call top of Europe’s IPO market

October 3, 2014

By Olaf Storbeck

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Alibaba IPO highlights SoftBank’s value dilemma

September 22, 2014

By Una Galani

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from Counterparties:

MORNING BID – The Forty Thieves Await

September 19, 2014

Reading the tea leaves on what’s likely to happen with the debut of Alibaba Group Holdings isn’t an easy task given a few of the weird quirks of this IPO that come into play. Shares will start trading in an hour or so after the open of trading on the New York Stock Exchange, and while it’s tempting to think the various wrinkles that come with the stock will prevent it from being as volatile as first-day activity is in hot deals, it’s hard to see how it doesn’t turn out any other way than the usual crazy way.

from Breakingviews:

Bayer’s plastic float sows seeds for one more sale

September 18, 2014

By Quentin Webb

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.