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    Flash storage company Pure Storage Inc raised $225 million in a late-stage funding round, valuing the company at about $3 billion, technology news site Re/code reported. The latest funding round is being led by previous institutional investors, including investment firm T. Rowe Price and private equity firm Tiger Global, and a new investor Wellington Management, Re/code said.

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    Genworth Financial Inc (GNW) revived plans for an initial public offering of its Australian mortgage insurance unit, nearly two years after it pushed back the IPO citing unfavorable market conditions in that country. The life and mortgage insurer filed a prospectus with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission for an IPO of up to 40 percent of the unit's shares.

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    * WH Group seeks up to $1.9 billion in revised IPO. * Shareholders to no longer cash out. * Deal had no cornerstone investors, wide indicative range. * Executive share awards raised corporate governance concerns. By Elzio Barreto and Fiona Lau.

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    Shares in railway and property company Seibu Holdings Inc opened in line with its deeply discounted IPO price on its relisting in Tokyo, reflecting growing caution over the strength of Japan's economic recovery. Seibu opened at 1,600 yen on Wednesday after being delisted 10 years ago due to a scandal involving falsified shareholder records.

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    Shares in railway and property company Seibu Holdings opened at 1,600 yen in its first day of relisting in Tokyo on Wednesday, in line with its IPO price, which was set at a deep discount to earlier estimates amid growing caution over Japan's economic recovery. Seibu shares were the third-most traded on the main board.

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    Investment firm Ares Management LP said on Tuesday its initial public offering is expected to raise up to $419 million and that its chief executive and co-founder Anthony Ressler received $138.6 million in pay and dividends in 2013.

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    * WH to issue fewer new shares -sources. * Shareholders to no longer cash out -sources. * Pricing delayed to next week instead of later on Tuesday. * Deal had no cornerstone investors, wide indicative range. * Executive share awards raised corporate governance concerns. By Elzio Barreto and Fiona Lau.

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    Ares Management LP plans to offer 18.2 million shares in its initial public offering, with the expectation that shares will price in a range of $21 to $23, according to a filing Tuesday. The firm estimates the net proceeds from the offering will be about $237.5 million. Ares said it is looking to raise up to $481.3 million in the offering, which was disclosed in a filing late last month.

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    Credit investment and private equity firm Ares Management LP's initial public offering is expected to raise up to $419 million, the company said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday. The offering of 18.2 million shares is expected to be priced between $21 and $23 per share.

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    The tech company behind the largest and most-anticipated IPO of the year doesn't trace its roots to Silicon Valley, a Harvard dorm room or MIT lab. Alibaba was founded 15 years ago in the modest Hangzhou, China apartment of Jack Ma -- a former English teacher who started the company with an initial investment of $60,000 kicked in by 18 friends.

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    By Telis Demos, Dana Mattioli and Gillian Tan. Warehouse-style retailer Smart& Final Holdings Corp. is preparing for an initial public offering as soon as this year, people familiar with the matter said. The Commerce, Calif.-based company, which primarily sells groceries and cooking equipment, is majority owned by private-equity firm Ares Management LP.

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     Weibo  continued to rise Monday after a successful first day of trading on Thursday following the Chinese social media company's IPO. The stock opened at $21.68 and surged more than 15% to a high of $24.17 as of 10:55 a.m., by which point more than 7 million shares had changed hands.

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    Jim O'Donnell, chief investment officer at mutual- and hedge-fund firm Forward Management in San Francisco, is the human face of the hurdles facing the market for IPOs. O'Donnell estimates his firm, which oversees about $6 billion, bought into one initial public offering in the past four weeks. "Normally we might do one deal a week," he says.

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    High-speed trading firm Virtu Financial Inc, which has been pursuing an initial public offering, has received a letter of inquiry from the New York attorney general amid a wider probe of the industry, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday.

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    Chobani Inc. is venturing beyond the basic yogurt cups that made it famous, with plans to launch an array of new Greek yogurt products this year including desserts and savory dips. The top seller of Greek yogurt in the U.S. is hoping the products will allow it to gain traction with consumers "beyond breakfast" to help continue its rapid growth, Chobani marketing chief Peter McGuinness said in an interview. Chobani previously has strayed little from the fruit-infused,...

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    Weibo Corp (WB) executives on Thursday toasted the Chinese social media firm's debut at Nasdaq's New York headquarters. The timing of the two events, though coincidental, highlights the fundamental challenge for Shanghai-based Weibo (WB): progressing from being a microblogging phenomenon in China to becoming an entrenched member of the international social media industry.

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    High-speed trading firm Virtu Financial Inc has not set a date to go to market with its initial public offering at this time, according to a person familiar with the matter. The move comes as high-frequency trading is under intense scrutiny, following the release of author Michael Lewis' book "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt".