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    Orient Securities Company Limited, the joint venture partner of a Citigroup Inc (C) unit, plans to raise 10 billion yuan in an initial public offering on the Shanghai stock exchange, the brokerage said late on Monday. Orient Securities plans to issue up to 1 billion shares, it said in a prospectus posted on the Shanghai stock exchange website.

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    Canadian entrepreneur and venture capitalist Roger Hardy said on Monday he is looking to take an online shoe retailing company public this year to tap investor appetite for e-commerce businesses. Hardy told Reuters by phone that he expects the company, which will be called Shoes.com Technologies Ltd, to record net revenue $250 million in 2015, with the United States contributing about 85 percent.

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    Alibaba Group Holding (BABA) has no intention of taking China's state-dominated banking sector head-on. This much already is clear from nascent plans to list its financial affiliate. Zhejiang Ant Small& Micro Financial Services Group, known as Ant Financial, won't stage an initial public offering until 2016 or 2017, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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    Energy analytics group Wood Mackenzie is preparing an initial public offering that could give it a valuation of up to 2 billion pounds, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Wood Mackenzie, which is owned by U.S. private-equity firm Hellman & Friedman, hired Lazard in the past weeks to advise on its proposed listing, the FT reported.

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    Abu Dhabi's General Holding Corp, a major state-owned investor in the emirate's industrial sector, has shelved plans to go public but instead is considering options to sell shares in one of its subsidiaries, its chairman said on Sunday. State-owned Senaat had in the past said it planned to go public.

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    The firm behind Cafe Coffee Day, India's biggest homegrown coffee chain, is set for a market debut that could value it at almost $1 billion, even as the country's burgeoning cafe culture draws global giants Starbucks (SBUX) and McDonald's (MCD). Cafe Coffee Day, a cafe pioneer in India, aims to list a 20 percent stake, raising roughly $200 million, within the next quarter, sources with direct knowledge of t...

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    LendingClub (LC) targets a gap in the market. The biggest gap appears to be in its profits. The online lending company reported earnings Tuesday evening, giving investors their first look at results since December's initial public offering.

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    HONG KONG-- Postal Savings Bank of China, the country's sixth largest lender by assets, is seeking an initial public offering in 2016 that could tie Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.' s record for history's biggest, state media reported Wednesday. The bank, currently owned outright by national postal-service provider China Post Group Corp., has received a green light for its IPO from the Ministry of Finance, China Daily quoted an anonymous source as saying. The offering would seek to raise...

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    A U.S. pension fund has sued Mexican airline Volaris to recover losses that it said were caused by false statements in the company's initial public offering filings. The lawsuit, which seeks class-action status, was filed on Tuesday in federal court in New York on behalf of the DeKalb County Employees Retirement System.

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    A U.S. pension fund has sued Volaris to recover losses that it said were caused by false statements in the Mexican airline's initial public offering filings. The lawsuit, which seeks class-action status, was filed on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of the DeKalb County Employees Retirement System.

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    * Aims to raise 200 mln stg from IPO. * Eyes U.S. and European peer-to-peer lending platforms. By Andrew Winterbottom. Chicago-based Victory Park Capital plans to launch a specialist investment vehicle through a London listing aimed at raising 200 million pounds to invest in online peer-to-peer lending ventures in the United States and Europe.

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    NEW YORK-- New York-based Shake Shack (SHAK) has great potential to grow, but the stock is looking fully valued at current levels, according to most analysts initiating coverage on the stock on Tuesday. Shake Shack (SHAK) stock has more than doubled from its initial public offering price of $21 a share set on Jan. 29. Of the seven firms that currently track the stock on FactSet, five rate the fast-casual burger joint a hold, one rates it a buy and one a sell. Stifel Nicolaus analyst Paul Westra, who...

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    U.S. buyout group Advent is preparing to return German perfume chain Douglas to the stock market as a way of offloading its stake in the group, two sources with knowledge of the matter said. The private equity group has mandated advisory boutique Lilja to help with preparations for a listing, including choosing banks to run the initial public offering, the sources told Reuters.

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    Mexico's Alfa hopes to complete stock offers for its Nemak and Sigma subsidiaries, as well as a follow-on stock offering of its own between the second and third quarters of 2015, Chief Financial Officer Ramon Leal said on a call with journalists on Monday. The company had already said it planned to list the units this year, in order to help Alfa to lower its debt burden.