Flotation/IPO

Airbnb and Slack consider direct listing
Airbnb and Slack are considering following in the footsteps of Spotify by exploring a direct listing rather than going the traditional route through Wall Street.
Moderna loads up $604m in IPO
AstraZeneca, Merck & Co and Alexion all scored exits as mRNA therapy developer Moderna floated in the largest biotech IPO of all time.
Mogu modulates US IPO
Tencent, Ping An and Bertelsmann-backed e-commerce platform Mogu has floated on the New York Stock Exchange in a $66.5m initial public offering.
Uber and Slack slide closer to IPO
Uber has confidentially filed for an initial public offering while Slack has hired Goldman Sachs to lead its own IPO at a purported $10bn valuation.
Lyft files for 2019 IPO
Lyft, which has raised some $4.4bn from investors including Alibaba, GM, Tencent, Alphabet, Magna, Rakuten, Jaguar Land Rover and Didi Chuxing, has confidentially filed to go public.
Moderna adjusts IPO target to $521m
AstraZeneca, Merck and Alexion-backed Moderna Therapeutics has set its pricing range at $22 to $24 and would raise more than $521m if it floats at the top end.
Tuanche settles on $20m IPO
The Bertelsmann automotive e-commerce platform has priced its shares at the lower end of its range to raise $20m instead of its targeted $150m.
Global Fashion Group changes to IPO mode
The Rocket Internet-founded e-commerce group, whose investors include Tengelmann and Access Industries, could be valued at up to $2.8bn in the offering.

Other News

Babytree nurses $217m IPO
Alibaba-backed Babytree priced its shares at the foot of its range and will raise $217m at a valuation of $1.5bn, down from $2.2bn earlier this year.
Tongcheng-eLong books $180m flotation
The travel booking platform, backed by Ctrip, Dalian Wanda and Tencent, has priced shares at the bottom of its range and raised $180m in its initial public offering.
Cibus seeks $100m in initial public offering
The Alexandria Real Estate Equities-backed plant breeder has filed to go public, having raised $189m in equity and debt financing.
ASCL to fly to Tokyo listing
Drone provider Autonomous Control Systems Laboratory plans to float on December 21, having raised at least $25m in VC funding from investors including Rakuten.
Vapotherm turns up final IPO size
The Kaiser Permanente-backed medical device producer upscaled its initial public offering to $64.4m after the underwriters took up the over-allotment option.
Weidai wades into public markets with $45m
The Hakim Unique, Shanda Interactive and Dong Yi Ri Sheng-backed lending platform raised $45m, floating in the middle of its range.

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Lyft files for 2019 IPO
Lyft, which has raised some $4.4bn from investors including Alibaba, GM, Tencent, Alphabet, Magna, Rakuten, Jaguar Land Rover and Didi Chuxing, has confidentially filed to go public.
Moderna models $500m IPO filing
Merck & Co, AstraZeneca and Alexion are all in line for exits after Moderna Therapeutics, valued at $7.5bn earlier this year, filed for its initial public offering.
Mogu makes for public markets in $200m IPO
The Tencent, Bertelsmann and Ping An-backed owner of social commerce platform Mogujie is looking to raise $200m in the offering.
Orchard IPO bears $200m of fruit
GSK, Sphera Global and Medison-backed gene therapy developer Orchard Therapeutics raised $200m in an offering that could possibly close at $230m.
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