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    NEW YORK-- Online marketplace Etsy filed for an initial public offering in early March. The company applied to list on the Nasdaq under the ticker ETSY. In its filing, it said it is seeking to raise up to$ 100 million.

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    Apigee Corp, a developer of software to manage Web applications, has filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering. The company set a nominal fundraising target of $86.3 million for the offering, according to the filing on Friday. The amount of money a company says it plans to raise in its first IPO filings is used to calculate registration fees.

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    Valuation bubble keeping firms in private hands. SAN FRANCISCO-- Who needs to go public when you can get hundreds of millions of dollars in funding as a private company and not have to share financials with the public? Welcome to the latest trend in Silicon Valley, where late-stage privately held technology companies are continuing to get billion-dollar plus valuations from venture capitalists and other investors.

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    (Writes through; adds futures, further company news) LONDON, March 20 (Reuters) - European shares were indicated to edge higher at the open on Friday, setting up an index of euro zone blue chips for its seventh consecutive weekly gain. Futures for the Euro STOXX 50 equity index, Britain's FTSE 100 , Germany's DAX and France's CAC were between 0.2 percent and 0.3 percent higher at 0704 GMT. The Euro STOXX 50 index was set for its seventh straight weekly gain, extending a rally fuelled by the European Central Bank's bond-buying programme, which has depressed bond returns and knocked down the euro. Holcim and Lafarge were set to be in focus after they agreed to new terms over their planned multi-billion-euro merger, which would create the world's biggest cement firm, including agreeing to a new share-swap ratio for the deal. Some volatility could be on the cards due to the expiry of monthly and quarterly futures and options. COMPANY NEWS LAFARGE, HOLCIM Holcim Ltd and Lafarge have agreed to new terms over their planned multi-billion-euro merger, which would create the world's biggest cement firm, including agreeing to a new share-swap ratio for the deal. ZODIAC AEROSPACE The French company, one of the leading producers of seats for passenger jets, issued a profit warning on Thursday after a rise in costs as it tries to stem delays in seat production that have strained relations with planemakers Airbus and Boeing. NOVARTIS A U.S. judge on Thursday denied Amgen Inc's bid to block the sale of Novartis AG's recently approved "biosimilar" form of Neupogen, Amgen's blockbuster drug used to prevent infections in cancer patients. LUFTHANSA Pilots at Lufthansa are on strike a third day and announced late on Thursday that they will continue their walkout for a fourth day on Saturday, hitting long-haul flights. ABENGOA Ratings agency Fitch said on Thursday it had downgraded Spanish engineering and energy group Abengoa to B from B+, with a stable outlook, citing an increase in the firm's 'Fitch-adjusted' net leverage for 2014. SABADELL, TSB, LLOYDS Spanish lender Sabadell is set to make a firm offer to buy Britain's TSB on Friday, a source with knowledge of the matter said, after it made a 340 pence-per-share preliminary approach for the British bank last week. For more please click on BANCA CARIGE The Italian lender said on Thursday its board has increased the size of its planned share issue to up to 850 million euros ($904 million) from an initial proposal submitted to the European Central Bank for 700 million euros. TELECOM ITALIA Telecom Italia has launched an offering of unsecured equity-linked bonds, seeking up to 2 billion euros ($2.1 billion) to help fund a recently announced investment plan. The phone group on Thursday proposed to change some of its bylaws that would reduce the appointment power of the majority slate in a board election. TELECOM ITALIA, METROWEB, VODAFONE Vodafone and infrastructure fund F2i have signed a non-disclosure agreement, two sources said, in a move that could help advance the talks between the two companies as the global mobile giant seeks to buy a controlling stake in fibre optic group Metroweb. However, the hypothesis of Telecom Italia buying a stake in Metroweb remains on the table and a solution over the shareholder structure of Metroweb is not seen as imminent, the sources added. HAVAS The ad company posted a 5.1 percent rise in 2014 organic revenue to 1.87 billion euros and raised its dividend by 18 percent. EIFFAGE The company which runs a high-speed rail connection between Spain and France, owned jointly by ACS and Eiffage, said it was entering formal talks with creditors to avoid insolvency proceedings. RENAULT Russian carmaker Avtovaz, producer of the best-selling Lada and controlled by the Renault-Nissan alliance, expects to grab a bigger share of the shrinking domestic market as its international rivals pull back. BANCA DESIO The lender reported a net profit of 40.6 million euros for last year, up from a net loss of 4.8 million the previous year, the company said in a statement. EI TOWERS The company reported a 2014 net profit of 37.8 million euros, up from 32.9 million the previous year. SALINI IMPREGILO The builder reported a 12 percent rise in 2014 net profit to 103 million euros. MAIRE TECNIMONT The engineering group reported a full-year net income of 50.6 million euros for last year, up from 17.3 million euros the previous year. MAJOR EUROPEAN COMPANIES REPORTING: RIC Event Name Q4 2014 Drillisch AG Earnings Release Q4 2014 Koenig & Bauer AG Earnings Release Berkeley Group Holdings PLC Interim Management Statement Release Q4 2014 Takkt AG Earnings Release Full Year 2014 UnipolSai Assicurazioni SpA Earnings Release MAJOR U.S. COMPANIES REPORTING : BMO Q4 2014 Tiffany & Co MAJOR MACROECONOMIC DATA/EVENTS (GMT) : 0700 DE Producer prices Feb 0930 GB PSNB Feb > Asia stocks stall as Fed-inspired lift peters out, dollar steady > S&P 500 ends lower in Fed rally reversal > Japan shares stay near 15-year high, outlook remains positive > TREASURIES-Most yields rise but long-dated slip day after Fed meeting > Dollar edges down but well above Fed-inspired lows > Gold hovers near 2-week high, set for weekly gain > Copper slips but Indonesia mine blockade lends support > Brent climbs towards $55 on weaker dollar; supply concerns limit gains (Reporting By Francesco Canepa)

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    GoDaddy, whose backers include private equity firms Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.  and Silver Lake Partners, on Thursday set the price range of its initial public offering at $17 to $19 a share. The Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Web hosting and Internet domain company, known for its Super Bowl commercials, plans to offer 22 million Class A shares to the public.

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    British car-sales platform Auto Trader Group plc raced onto the London market on Thursday, March 19, with an initial public offering that valued the company's stock at £2.35 million, then peaked at £2.73 billion in early conditional trading.

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    Tokyo looks toward banner year for new listings. TOKYO-- Last year, China's Alibaba Group (BABA) unleashed a monster of an IPO, the world's biggest to date. But this year, Japan has a monster of its own that by all accounts could blow past the Alibaba (BABA) listing to become the most massive offering of stock ever seen.

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    Shake Shack (SHAK) went public earlier this year and saw its share price soar, more than doubling from its original pricing. It's a great company that now has an "extraordinary" valuation, said Scott Crane, the CEO of Smashburger. In 2015, Crane expects to see 20% to 25% growth. He said that an IPO isn't off the table, but that it's not part of his plans at the moment.

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    It costs as little as 99 cents to register an internet domain on GoDaddy.com, but you will have to pay a lot more to buy GoDaddy's stock. Get ready to shell out $17 to $19 for a share of GoDaddy, according to an updated regulatory filing Thursday.

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    - Web-hosting company GoDaddy Inc's initial public offering is expected to value the company at up to $2.87 billion, and comes at a time when there has been a steep fall in the number of companies going public in the United States. Including debt, the company could be valued at $4 billion.

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    GoDaddy Inc. on Thursday said it plans to raise up to $418 million in an initial public offering that could leave the Internet-domain registrar with a market capitalization approaching $3 billion. In an update to its IPO paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission, GoDaddy said it plans to offer 22 million Class A shares, priced at between $17 to $19 apiece. After the offering, the company will have at least 61 million Class A shares outstanding, along with 90.4 million...

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    * IPO expected to be priced between $17-$19/share. * Company to raise up to $418 million at top end. * Founder Bob Parsons to hold 40 pct class B shares after IPO. Web-hosting company GoDaddy Inc's initial public offering is expected to value the company at up to $2.87 billion, and comes at a time when there has been a steep fall in the number of companies going public in the United States.

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    GoDaddy Inc. has filed for an initial public offering of at least 22 million shares, which are expected to be priced between $17 and $19 dollars a share. The Internet-domain company could raise $418 million if the IPO is priced at the top of the expected range. The offering could increase to 25.3 million shares if the underwriters of the IPO exercise their option to buy additional shares.

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    Web hosting company GoDaddy Inc said its initial public offering of 22 million class A shares is expected to raise up to $418 million. The offering is expected to be priced within the range of $17 per share to $19 per share, the company said in a regulatory filing on Thursday.

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    Dutch electronics group Koninklijke Philips N.V. (PHG) on Thursday said it plans to spin off its lighting business in an initial public offering next year. The announcement comes after the company said in September that it would split itself into two companies spin off its iconic lighting business. The separation is the latest in a series of restructuring moves by the Dutch conglomerate and came after a number of profit warnings and criticism that its cumbersome corporate...

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    Mexican homebuilder Javer is preparing to sell shares in an initial public offering, the first for the sector since the country's three leading builders filed for bankruptcy protection last year. Javer hopes to raise between 3 billion and 3.5 billion pesos, not including an over-allotment option, according to a preliminary filing with Mexico's securities regulator.

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    Solar-energy company Sunrun Inc. is powering up for a potential initial public offering later this year, according to people familiar with the matter. The San Francisco-based company, which installs and maintains solar panels for residential homes, is set to work with banks including Credit Suisse Group AG and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. on an IPO, though the deal's timing and final price aren't yet finalized, the people said. Sunrun, founded in 2007, has already privately raised...