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    Jorge Hereda, the outgoing chief executive officer of Brazilian state-controlled lender Caixa Economica Federal, said on Thursday he is against a government plan to eventually list the bank. President Dilma Rousseff said in December she was considering an initial public offering of Caixa within the next 18 months.

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    TransUnion Corp, one of the largest credit bureaus in the US, has revived plans for an IPO that could raise up to US$1bn this year, sources told IFR on Tuesday. Advent International and GS Capital Partners, which bought the company three years ago, are preparing to mandate banks on a fresh attempt to go public, multiple market sources confirmed.

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    Privately held Canadian specialty tea retailer David's Tea, whose investors include Lululemon Athletica Inc founder Chip Wilson, has selected banks for a potential initial public offering, according to two people familiar with the matter.

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    PGI Specialty Materials Inc. has filed for an initial public offering, as the maker of nonwoven specialty materials, which is owned by Blackstone Group (BX), looks to raise $100 million. PGI plans to use a portion of the proceeds to pay down debt and to pay a one-term fee to end an advisory agreement with Blackstone Management Partners. PGI's materials are used in personal care, infection prevention and high-performance applications, such as disposable diapers, fabric softening dryer...

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    Ghosts of the late 1990s are back, and it's not just Cory and Topanga from "Boy Meets World." In a move reminiscent of the dotcom bubble, more and more companies are going public before they make a dime. "It's a warning sign for the IPO market," says Jay Ritter, a business professor at the University of Florida, who tracks IPO data.

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    Inovalon Holdings Inc, a data analytics service provider to healthcare sector, said the expected price range for its initial public offering was raised to $24-$26 per share from $21-$24. At the top-end of the expected range, the offering of 22.2 million Class A shares will raise $577.2 million.

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    PGI Specialty Materials Inc, owned by Blackstone Group LP (BX), filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering of common stock. BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Jefferies and Goldman Sachs & Co are among the underwriters for the IPO, the company said in a preliminary prospectus filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday.

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    MADRID-- Spanish airport operator Aena said Tuesday that it was pricing shares in its initial public offering at the top of the price range, making the deal the biggest listing in Europe in the past 12 months by amount raised. State-owned Aena said it is selling shares at 58 euros each, according to a regulatory filing. Aena, the world's largest airport operator by passenger number, already raised the price range once during the sales process, and in recent days has offered investors...

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    * Europe's largest IPO since 2011. * Attractively priced sale amid few investment alternatives. * Government, facing election this year, says sale a success. By Robert Hetz and Elisabeth O'Leary. Shares in Spanish airports group Aena were priced at the top end of expectations on Tuesday, propelled by strong demand from investors betting on the country's economic recovery.

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    Mexican low-cost airline Interjet could list on the country's stock exchange by the end of 2015, Chief Executive Officer Jose Luis Garza told Reuters on Monday. "I think it could be at the end of this year, beginning of next year...if things don't change," Garza said on the sidelines of an event in Mexico City.

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    * Says market has improved since shelved plan last year. * IPO could value IT business at up to $760 mln. By Teis Jensen. Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk (NVO) aims to spin off its IT services operation NNIT within the next five weeks through an initial public offering that analysts say could value the business at up to 5 billion Danish crowns.

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    Shares of Columbia Pipeline Partners  soared 17.87% to $27.11 in afternoon trading Friday, the company's first trading day after its IPO. Columbia Pipeline Partners (CPPL), the first master limited partnership to go public in 2015, priced its initial public offering at $23 late Thursday, greater than the initial range of $19 to $21.

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    Shares of Easterly Government Properties (DEA)   are up 5% to $15.75 in afternoon trading today on the REIT's debut on the New York Stock Exchange. The REIT started trading on the NYSE today under the ticker "DEA" after announcing yesterday the pricing of its initial public offering of 12,000,000 shares of its common stock at $15.

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    Get in on the ground floor of a hot IPO, make a killing. Take the case of fast-casual burger chain Shake Shack (SHAK), which went public last week. For now, we can only look back to last year's IPO flops to learn what lessons we can. Of note, molecular diagnostics companies seem to dominate the list but there are plenty of sectors and industries represented.

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    Wall Street is ending its love affair with GoPro (GPRO) just before Valentine's Day. GoPro (GPRO) shares plunged more than 10% Friday after the company issued a less-than-stellar outlook for the first quarter and announced the surprise departure of its chief operating officer. The wearable camera company went public last summer and quickly wowed Wall Street.

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    Aluminum processor Aleris Corp filed on Thursday to withdraw its $500 million initial public offering, nearly three years after postponing the listing due to market conditions. Cleveland, Ohio-based Aleris had planned to list 31.3 million shares in a price range of $15 to $17. The withdrawal is a blow to the private equity firms that own Aleris.

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    Private equity-backed aluminum processor Aleris Corp filed to withdraw its initial public offering, after delaying it for years. The company initially filed for an IPO in April 2011 and delayed it in 2012, citing market conditions.

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    NiSource Inc. (NI) unit Columbia Pipeline Partners LP priced its initial public offering at $23 a share, above its initial range of $19 to 21 a share. The company is selling 46.8 million shares with an option to sell another 7 million. The shares will begin trading Friday on the New York Stock Exchange, under the symbol CPPL.